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Education

  • “Backpack Buddy” expands to Winn, Head Start

    A program providing food on the weekends during the school year for students in lower-income families is expanding its reach in Carroll County.

    The Dare to Care Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy program, which already supports 44 Cartmell Elementary students, began distributing food Friday to 30 students at Kathryn Winn Primary and 20 students at Carroll County Head Start. The program is free for both the students and for the schools.

  • Rotary sponsoring speech contest

    The Carrollton Rotary Club is sponsoring a speech contest with cash prizes for local high schoolers. The topic is “Building Communities - Bridging Continents” and is open to high school students in public, private or home taught.

    Packets are available at http://www.rotarydistrict6710.org/view/231. Those interested should notify the club by Feb. 15 of their intention to compete. Call or email Kathy Rarey, kprarey@yahoo.com, 502 525 7256.

  • Srouder to study diesel tech at University of NW Ohio

    Christopher Srouder, son of Everett Srouder and Gina and Ricky Brown of Ghent, Ky. has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio.
    He is to begin classes in the June session where he will be majoring in the Diesel Technical program.
    Christopher currently attends Carroll County High School.

  • Renovated and Ready

    Ongoing construction at Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School has entered the final of three stages, according to Carroll County School Superintendent Lisa James.

    James told the members of the Carroll County Board of Education during their Jan. 6 meeting that fourth graders moved into their newly-completed wing following the Christmas holiday break.

  • School district to recognize board of education members

    January is School Board Member Recognition Month in Kentucky, but Lisa James, superintendent of Carroll County Schools, believes our local members deserve recognition throughout the year for going above and beyond the requirements of their job.

  • December graduate

    Jenine Nicole Westrick daughter of Richard and Lucy Westrick of Carrollton graduated Dec. 18, 2010, from Northern Kentucky University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology.  She currently works at the Cincinnati Museum at Union Terminal as an interpreter and later she plans to travel with her fiancée, Craig Sullivan, while he is on active duty with the United States Navy.

  • Welding class

    Ky-Tech Carroll County Vocational School is offering night classes for welding. Cost is $450 and depending on the interests of the applicants this class will focus on ARC (S.M.A.W.) and/or MIG (G.M.A.W.) Welding. The fee includes welding rods, gases, metals and other small shop tools.

    Registration will be held Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Carroll County Vocational School.

  • CCHS musicians present concert
  • JCTC sets registration

    Jefferson Community and Technical College will hold registration for its adult education classes in January.
    Registration will be Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. Evening registration will be held on Jan. 3 and 4 at 4 p.m.
    Classes are free and begin Jan. 10 to prepare for a GED exam on March 12.
    For more information, call JCTC at (502) 732-7102.

  • Snow days come early for Carroll school administrators

    As first grade students and their families left Kathryn Winn Primary after their Monday-evening musical production of “We are Lights,” heavy snowflakes were beginning to collect on cars in the parking lot.  The play, originally scheduled for Monday, December 13, had finally been performed after two previous cancellations due to inclement weather.
    With four snow cancellations in December, schools in Carroll County have had to be both creative and patient in adjusting to the weather.