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Today's News

  • Vincent to challenge dismissal by Trimble County schools

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Former Trimble County educator and athletic coach Jeff Vincent will appeal his dismissal by the Trimble County School system under the provisions of Kentucky Statute KRS 161.790 regarding the “Termination of contract by board—Administrative hearing tribunal—Sanctions.

    Lisa Y. Gross, Press Secretary, Kentucky Department of Education Division of Communications, confirmed Monday that an administrative tribunal hearing for Vincent has been scheduled.

  • Walkers make education a family affair at JCTC in Carrollton

    Billy and Angi Walker thought their educational opportunity had passed them by when they dropped out of high school to marry and raise their young daughter.
    However, nearly two decades after leaving school, as their daughter, Patricia, is finishing high school, the Carrollton couple are active on the Jefferson Com-munity  and Technical Carrollton Campus. 

    In May, they each will don a cap and gown and collect their diplomas as college graduates. And other family members are following in their footprints.

  • CCHS students to tour New York City for senior trip

    Thirty-seven Carroll County High School seniors and seven chaperones are heading to the Big Apple on Wednesday night for a three-day tour of one of the world largest cities. The annual senior trip to New York, New York, was moved up to March from previous trips, which have usually occurred in May, just after the Academic Banquet.

  • Photos of the past needed for book on Carroll County

    When I was a kid, I wasn’t all that interested in history. It was one of those subjects that never really caught my imagination. I think that’s true of most people; when you are young, everything seems like ancient history – even if it happened only a few years before you were born.

  • Autism workshop set for Carrollton April 2

     The Kentucky Autism Training Center at the University of Louisville is offering a workshop for parents, educators and other professionals to help them create a supportive, positive environment for those with autism.

    The workshop, “Supporting Autism 24/7,” will be at General Butler State Park on April 2 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes a lunch buffet and snacks.

    The cost is $30. To register for the workshop, go to https://louisville.edu/education/kyautismtraining/events/KATC_workshop-r...

  • Cleanup set for March 24

    Carrollton Main Street Association, Friends of Butler and Carroll County Girl Scouts are joining forces to help clean up Carroll County.  On March 24, 2012, at 4 p.m., these groups will be meeting at Cartmell Elementary School’s parking lot to clean up the highway in designated Adopt-a-Highway spots located in Carrollton. 

    The Girl Scouts are celebrating their centennial anniversary this year.  As part of that celebration, troops around the country are trying to give back to their local communities. 

  • Carroll County Public Library - March 14, 2012

    Wednesday, March 14, No Yoga today; walk-away the pounds 9 a.m.; Wednesdays at One, Four Shillings Short, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, March 15, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, 4-6 years old, 1:30 p.m.; GED Help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, March 16, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.; Legos, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.; publishing workshop, 2 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - March 14, 2012

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, March 14: Play Pictionary, 10 a.m.

    Thursday, March 15; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, March 16: St. Patty’s celebration visit Warsaw Sr. Center potluck lunch, 11 a.m.

    Monday, March 19: Euchre, 9:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, March 20: Bingo, 10 a.m.

    Wednesday, March 21: Movie day, 9:30 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

  • Football camp

    The Carroll County High School football team will hold a youth camp, K-7th grade, March 26-29 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fliers are being passed around the school. Registration will be held in the high school cafeteria on March 26. 

    The cost of the camp is $30, $10 for additional family members. Campers will need tennis shoes, shorts and t-shirt. A camp t-shirt is included in the cost. This is a non-contact camp and any questions can be e-mailed to head coach Mike Weedman at Michael.Weedman@carroll.kyschools.us.

  • Lady Panthers show improvement in offseason for new head coach

    Juan Fernandez will be pulling double-duty this year as the head coach of both the boys and the girls tennis teams. This will be his first year coaching the girls, but he has had previous experience helping former head coach Larry Morgan with the team.

    Fernandez said he has had to develop a new coaching style with the girls versus the boys. More than anything, he has found that the girls need more encouragement from him during practices.