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Today's News

  • District repeats a national ranking in technology

    The Carroll County School District placed fourth nationally in this year’s Digital School Districts Survey.  The survey is given each year by the National School Boards Association’s Technology Leadership Network and the Center for Digital Education.

    “The survey showcases exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community, and improve district operations,” according to a Center for Digital Education (CDE) news release.

  • Student of the week: Zackary Kindoll, First grade (Ms. Roos)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “The end of the day because I can see my mom and dad.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “STEM because I get to make LEGO robots and art because I get to paint.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “20,000 Baseball Cards Under the Sea”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Cats and Dogs the Revenge of Kitty Galore”

  • Wind conditions halt Milton-Madison Bridge slide at 30 percent complete

    The slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge progressed 16 feet on Wednesday, April 9, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. But due to wind gusts over the Ohio River, the slide is on hold, according to a Milton-Madison Bridge Project news release. The wind conditions – which were more severe over the river — affected the synchronization of sliding the bridge over the five piers.

    Weather conditions are not conducive for the slide to resume over the next few days. The earliest it could occur based upon the current forecast is this weekend, according to the release.

  • "Oversized, Overripe Turnip"

    The Cast:

     

    Farmer - Colson Stephens

    Black Bear - Treyten Rabourn

    White Tiger - Kaden Chowning

  • State budget to fund JCTC-Carrollton campus

    Funding for a new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton is heading to Gov. Steve Beshear’s desk for his signature as part of a budget agreement that passed in both houses of the legislature Monday night.

  • Superintendent James announces retirement

    Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., made a surprise announcement at the March 27, Carroll County Board of Education meeting: After 27 years in education – including six years as superintendent – she is retiring, effective June 30.

  • Breaking Ground

    The ceremonial groundbreaking for the Carroll County Middle School renovation was held Thursday, March 27, outside of the existing gymnasium. Following the Board of Education meeting, a ceremony was held in the current gymnasium honoring the old and celebrating the new. Work will begin on the drainage and sewage lines in the next few weeks, Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., said. The temporary bus loop also will be installed and will be made permanent later on. The majority of the work will take place after school is out, she said.

  • Police arrest County Rescue member for theft, drugs

    A Carrollton man who was a member of Carroll County Rescue Squad and his wife remained in jail Wednesday on charges linked to the alleged theft of the squad’s fuel credit card and drug charges.

    Michael Allen Starks, 26, and Summer Doss Starks, 25, both of Carrollton, were arrested Thursday, March 27, by Carrollton Police as part of an investigation conducted by Carrollton police officer Ron Dickow.

  • NAS to receive utility tax refund from school district

    Carroll County School must issue a $472,000 refund to North American Stainless after the company overpaid its utility taxes in the calendar year 2012.

    At the beginning of the year, NAS and the Department of Revenue estimated the amount of utilities they would use and, furthermore, estimated the amount of taxes the company would pay, Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said. The school district receives one-twelfth of that amount, he said. The company is given two years to go back and request a refund.

  • Spring weather changes can lead to grass tetany in cattle

    In last week’s article, we focused on greening pastures with the warmer temperatures arriving. I also mentioned being aware of grass tetany, so this week, we are going to take a closer look at this condition.

    Grass tetany is a condition caused by an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood. It is also called spring tetany, grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning, winter tetany or lactation tetany.