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Today's News

  • State budget increases funding for education, provides raises

    While several issues remain unresolved, the General Assembly completed its biggest task early last week when it overwhelmingly approved a budget to run state government for the next two years.

    In many ways, this legislation mirrors the proposal the House voted for last month. It gives our elementary and secondary schools, for example, their first real increase since 2008. There is also significantly more revenue for such things as textbooks, school safety measures and teacher development.

  • Kentucky defied odds in title run

    As the horn sounded and the canons of confetti exploded, all I felt was an ache in my heart, the disappointment weighing heavy. I had had this nagging feeling all day long that it might end up this way, but I still believed just like the rest of Big Blue Nation.

    My alma mater Kentucky Wildcats had just lost in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship.

    Congratulations to the UConn Huskies. They made plays when they had to and deserved to win.

  • School Menu | April 10, 2014

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary School and Cartmell Elementary. Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School are the same except for where noted.

    Thursday, April 10: Pork bites, California blend veggies, pinto beans, roll, apple and baked pears; breakfast: Sausage biscuit.

    Friday, April 11: Sloppy Joe on bun or corndog bites, potato wedges, kale, peach cups or fruit cocktail; breakfast: Donuts.

    Monday, April 14: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, orange or pineapple tidbits; breakfast: Breakfast pizza.

  • 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.