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  • Have you met ... Joe Vessels

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County High School agriculture teacher Joe Vessels recently was awarded the Kentucky Department of Conservation Teacher of the Year.

    Vessels, originally a Payneville native from Meade County, began working in Carroll County in 2007 after he was offered the agriculture teacher’s job at the high school. He said farming was engrained in him at an early age, when he lived with his parents and five brothers and sisters on a corn and soybean farm.

  • Company offers to improve campground Wi-Fi

    The 2Rivers Campground Wi-Fi can be improved by using a dual-bandwidth system to allow campers to stream movies at a premium and by creating a pass code for visitors only, according to a local IT company.

  • Bringing Shakespeare to Carrollton
  • JCTC to expand Early College program; new faculty added

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    This fall, Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus, will see the expansion of their Early College Program to include three new counties and a total of nearly 100 high school students. 

    The Early College program was established in 2013-2014 and included Carroll and Oldham County students. This year, the program will pick up students from Henry, Gallatin and Owen counties.

  • Dance students attend nationally recognized workshop in Chicago
  • Kentucky has detoured down road of educational haves and have nots

    Lexington Herald-Leader
    How did we get here from there?
    Hope was in the air in Kentucky in the spring of 1997 when, in a special session, the legislature passed the Postsecondary Education Improvement Act.
    The ambitious goal was to change the landscape and give young Kentuckians the same shot at getting a college degree as kids in any other state in the union. The goal was more than individual opportunity. With an educated work force, Kentucky could rise from its historic place near the bottom of most socio-economic measures.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | July 31, 2014

    Thursday, July 31: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, “The Nut Job”,  2 p.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, August 1: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; First Friday:  Watermelon Mania!, 4-7 p.m.

    Saturday, August 2: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, August 4: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Zumba!, 5:15 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of July 31, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

     

    Thursday, July 31: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 1: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; movie with snacks, 9:30 a.m. lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Girls Day Out project earns national innovation award

    The Northern Kentucky Area Development District, based in Florence, received a 2014 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation for the Girl’s Day Out, Women Building a Better World project.    

  • EDUCATION PAYS

    About a month ago, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reaffirmed what has long been assumed: A college degree really is worth the investment.
    Using data dating back to 1973, the Fed determined that those with a bachelor’s degree earn about $64,500 a year, which is nearly $24,000 more than someone who finishes their education at the end of high school.  Over a career, that difference adds up to $1.2 million, or nearly 10 times the cost to earn that four-year diploma.