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  • Extra signage needed at archery range

    Neighbors near Camp Kysoc want additional signage posted to warn people about archery competitions and practice sessions.

    All stated their support for the 3 Rivers Archery Club and the work members have done to clear brush and set up areas for the targets for the sport. But they said they are concerned someone could wander in while the club is shooting from the neighborhood along Hwy. 227 at Gap Hill and Hilltop Drive or the cemetery that adjoins Camp Kysoc.

  • ACT scores improve, but still below state bench mark

    Average ACT scores for Carroll County’s high school seniors showed improvements in 2014, with reading at its highest composite score in more than five years.

    Director of Academic Support Pam Williams shared the numbers with the Carroll County Board of Education at its meeting Thursday, Aug. 21.

    All four categories — English, math, reading and science — and the overall composite score were above the results from testing in 2013. “We improved in all categories from the previous year,” Williams said.

  • Carroll County food pantry may build on Sixth Street

    Council gave its blessings to the Carroll County Food Pantry, indicating it would be comfortable donating city-owned property on Sixth Street between Main Street and Highland Avenue for the construction of a new food pantry building.

    Council and Food Pantry Vice President Bill Welty discussed what would happen if the food pantry dissolved. Mayor Gene McMurry said he would get an appraisal done and put a lien on the property for that amount, then turn the property over to the food pantry. Design and Review Board also will need to approve the building plans first, he said.

  • Massie to visit Carrollton Aug. 27

    On an invitation from the Rotary Club of Carrollton, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie will visit Carrollton and speak at the meeting at noon Aug. 27.

    Rotary President Jeff Moore said the club invited Massie to speak as part of its effort to provide top quality programs for the local community. The meeting will be held at Two Rivers Restaurant in the River Room at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Prior to the Rotary meeting, Massie has scheduled a visit to Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus. He will be at the college from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

  • ‘Come Visit the Point Park Zoo’ is theme of 2014 Senior Event

    The 2014 Carroll County Senior Event “Come Visit the Point Park Zoo” is 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11 at Point Park in downtown Carrollton.

    This year’s event will feature a variety of animal encounters, many different wild and domestic animals will be present at the event. Featured will be “Kentucky Down Under” animals, Mystic River llamas, animals from the barnyard, raptors, reptiles, and many other animals.

  • Feeding the community
  • Riding for the kids

    Despite the weather, about 80 bikes took the the road Sunday for the Christams In August Poker Run, which helps raise money to purchase Christmas gifts for children. The event raised $4,474.50, which will be donated to the ministerial association.

  • Garrett wins community service award

    Deborah Garrett, Kroger and Earl Floyd Ford were honored with awards from their fellow Carroll County Chamber of Commerce members at the annual banquet Aug. 14, at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Chamber President Mark Smith presented lifelong Carroll County resident and long-time volunteer Garrett with the Raymond Ray Community Service Award.

    “I’m honored,” Garrett said in a Tuesday interview. “I never expected it. I’ve been doing this a long time, I just never really expected it.”

  • Cartmell, Winn welcome new assistant principals | Jamie Wilson

     Kathryn Winn Primary assistant principal

    • Lives in Prospect, Ky.

    • Married to Matt Wilson and has four children
    Education

    • Graduated from South Oldham High School in 2000

    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in business from Bellarmine University in 2004

    • Master’s degree in teaching from Bellarmine in 2006

    • Completed principalship certification from Spalding University

    Experience

  • Cartmell, Winn welcome new assistant principals | Jeannie Rohrer

     Cartmell Elementary assistant principal

    • Lifelong resident of Carroll County

    • Married to  Robert Rohrer for 23 years.

    • Daughter, Ashlea Ramsey of Carrollton; stepson and stepdaughter of Madison

    Education

    • Graduated from Carroll County High School in 1984

    • Bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Kentucky University in 2004

    • Master’s degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan in 2006