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  • Leading the way: McKinney, Gray hired at iLead Academy

    Personalized learning will take another step forward this school year with the opening of the iLead Academy, a regional career academy focusing on nontraditional education for students who are accelerated in and math science and are interested in a career in engineering.

    Forty incoming freshman from five counties–Henry (9), Owen (9), Carroll (8), Gallatin (8) and Trimble (6)–will make up the inaugural class. A few students who are on the waiting list may be added before the beginning of the school year.

  • New courses, students, instructors at Area Technology Center

    Carroll County Area Technology Center principal Tony Jury is excited about the upcoming school year.

    There are many changes that occurred over the summer at the school, and what is most exciting for Jury is there is not an open seat in the building. The automotive and welding programs even have waiting lists.

    The seats are being filled with students from the new iLead Academy and Henry County High School.

  • College and Career Readiness gears up for new year

    Carroll County High School has its own superhero in Carroll County College and Career Readiness Counselor Rachel Mefford. She begins her third year at Carroll County High School in a position funded as part of the district’s four-year Race to the Top grant.

    Mefford’s mission is to make sure the students in grades 8th through 12th meet the Kentucky Department of Education’s standards for being college and/or career ready. 

  • Dancing the night away!
  • Carrollton City Council

    Council considers adopting codes

    Carrollton city council discussed adopting the property maintenance code and one- and two-family residential code at a special council meeting July 15. The regular meeting July 13, was rescheduled due to the threat of severe weather.

  • See ya later, Golden Arches

    Carroll County residents and visitors must go elsewhere for their french fry and sweet tea fix, as demolition on the Carrollton McDonalds began Tuesday, July 21.

    The almost 30-year-old building was constructed in December 1985 and will make way for a new approximately 4,800 square foot building, Vice President and General Manager Grant Groen of Archways McDonald’s Organization said. The restaurant will reopen in October 2015.

  • No one injured in recent trailer fire

    No one was injured after a trailer caught fire in Worthville July 13. A rental property located at 628 Eagle Creek Circle, it was owned by Joey Hehe of Owen County.

    No one was living there at the time. Brittany Lawson, Hehe’s niece, said the renter had just moved out the week before. Her uncle was in North Carolina on business when the fire occurred. 

  • Police search for suspects in burglary cases

    Carrollton Police Department stepped up foot patrols in downtown Carrollton after two businesses were burglarized July 14.

    Bling and More, 507 Highland Ave., and Zilasue, 509 Highland Ave., were broken into between 1-2 a.m., Officer Tim Gividen said. The burglar smashed a concrete block through the glass front doors, went straight to the cash registers and were out in about 30 seconds, he said.

    “It was a smash and grab job, pretty much,” he said.

  • Carroll donates water, supplies to Johnson County flood relief efforts

    Carroll County residents lent a helping hand to flood-ravaged Johnson County, sending truckloads of supplies last week, with another trip planned Thursday morning.

    At least four people were killed, and emergency workers estimated that 500 Johnson County homes were damaged or destroyed, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    Flooding occurred after six inches of rain fell on Johnson County Monday, July 13, more than anywhere else in Kentucky, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

  • Bottled water needed for flood victims in Johnson County, Ky.

    Rev. Tim Polley of the Carrollton Christian Church and the Carrollton Police Department will be taking cases of bottled water to Johnson County on Friday morning, July 17. Donations may be brought to the Carrollton Police Department on Clay Street Thursday, July 16, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To donate other items such as cleaning supplies, children’s clothes, etc. call Bobby Moore of Johnson County EMS, (606)789-2260.