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  • Bothdamri, Goffs take RV camping, enjoy winter snow

    For Jiraroj Bothdamri, his school year spent as a foreign exchange student in the United States via Carroll County has been full of first-time experiences: first time sledding in the snow, first time touching a horse and fish; first time playing America’s Favorite Pastime; and first time traveling in a camper. 

  • Kundic-Filcic explores sports with family

    The Byrd family is not afraid of change.

    After moving to Carrollton in July from Utah, Darren Byrd said his wife, Jennifer, began conducting research in August on how to become a host family for international students. Following an application process, background check and interview, Nina Kundic-Filcic arrived from Croatia on Sept. 1.

  • Esquivel gets taste of U.S. with Nab family, activities

    Lights left on. Rooms a mess. Soft drink cans lying around. Shoes in the middle of the floor. Boys will be boys, no matter where they come from.

    While this may sound like evidence of a rude house guest, Scott and Lisa Nab see it as exchange student Andres Camara Esquivel fitting right in with the family.

    “It’s been kind of like having the neighborhood-kid come stay with you,” Scott said. “It’s been bumpless.”

  • College, career event offers students future options

    Carroll County Area Technology Center students met with representatives from a variety of post-secondary educational and training organizations to discuss opportunities following graduation at the second annual College and Career Day held Friday.

    Representatives from 24 different technical colleges, training facilities and employers set up tables in the neighboring Conditioning Center to visit with students and show them what they have to offer, said CCATC business instructor and cooperative education coordinator Rachel Mefford.

  • Forum sparks RV park ideas, history focus

    Emphasizing Carrollton’s history and ensuring that visitors do not put up permanent residence at the RV park were two of the main points coming out of Thursday night’s Point Park development public forum at Carrollton City Hall.

    About 30 people attended the first of two public forums, the second of which will take place on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, to discuss the downtown and park development before the master plan is finalized.

  • Students call Carroll second home

    High school can be a tough time in a person’s life. Just imagine being thousands of miles away from home and experiencing it.

  • Schools to target college, career readiness

    Carroll County Board of Education voted Thursday to join with a statewide commitment to improve college and career readiness in high schools.

    “As you well know Senate Bill 1 has been driving everything that we do in the district and in the state,” Superintendent Lisa James told board members before reading a letter from Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. The letter called on public school district superintendents and local board of education chairs to sign the pledge.

  • “The Highland House” featured on KET

    Last summer, local business owners Don and Ruth Mougey were invited by KET to have their bed and breakfast, “The Highland House” featured on the KET program “Kentucky Life.” A film crew from KET filmed two days in July and 1 day in October and the results will be shown on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. on KET1 and again on Sunday Feb. 20 on KET1 at 4:30 p.m. and KET2 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Supreme Court rules for former NAS employee

    The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of former North American Stainless employee Eric L. Thompson who appealed to the high court for the right to sue his former employer.

    According to court documents, Thompson, a metallurgical engineer, worked at the NAS facility in Ghent, Ky., from February 1997 until March 2003. Miriam Regalado joined the company in 2000. Soon after, she and Thompson began dating and were engaged in 2003 when Stainless fired Thompson. They are now married.
     

  • Authorities say traffic fatality investigation ongoing

    An investigation is continuing into the death of Mitchell D. Vories, 50, of Carrollton, who was found Monday Jan. 31, more than a day after he had called police telling them he had been involved in an accident.

    According to a news release issued by Capt. Dean Hayes, Commander of Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 in Campbellsburg, Carroll County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call on Sunday Jan. 30, at about 2:30 a.m. from a caller reporting that he had been involved in a crash; however, the caller could not provide an accurate location.