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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.    

  • Three arrested for meth lab

    Kentucky State Police arrested three men July 23, in connection with an alleged meth lab at a Mound Hill home.

    KSP arrested Aaron Breeden, 18, of Milton; Zachary Fox, 19, of Worthville; and Jecoda Robertson, 18, of Worthville, when they went to the Carroll County home after receiving information that a meth lab was located at residence at 1736 Mound Hill Road.

  • Help needed for Operation Prom Dress

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    For five years, Operation Prom Dress has helped outfit more than 200 girls for their high school proms, winter formals or other big events, providing dresses, shoes, makeup and jewelry – all for free. Now, the local organization needs help from the community to keep it going.

  • State police investigating theft attempts, including in Carroll County

    Kentucky State Police are investigating five known instances of attempted theft from convenience stores and gas stations in a three county area.
    Three of the alleged attempts were in Carroll County, while KSP reports one each in Trimble and Owen counties, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
    In each occurrence, police say an unknown male either calls the store or enters the store in person requesting information from the clerks about the store’s owners and/or managers.  

  • 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.

  • 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.