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Today's News

  • Student of the week: Dominique Hunt

    What is your favorite thing about school?

    “The enjoyment of learning new things. I really like to ask questions if I don’t understand something, especially if it is something [I] like.” 

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Ms. Mullennex because she just does her work in a more fun environment and where it’s not so difficult. If you have a question, she answers it in a way you would understand today.”

    What was the last book you read? 

  • Getting a taste of UK
  • School officials see progress, despite test scores

    When Senate Bill 1 of 2009 eliminated the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS), school districts began working with the Kentucky Depart-ment of Education and Kentucky School Boards Associa-tion to develop a new system of school accountability. The Sept. 27 release of test scores from the spring of 2011 have now established a new baseline that will help schools to more effectively gauge the progress of individual students and determine if they are on track to enter college or a career field by the time they graduate.

  • Sheriff seeks interlocal agency pacts with neighboring counties

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman came to fiscal court Tuesday asking for approval of interlocal agreements with Gallatin, Owen, Henry and Trimble counties. Kinman said the agreement will allow them to assist another department if the sheriff requests their help. He said it would also allow Carroll County to go into places such as Owen County to serve papers, with the neighboring sheriff’s approval.

    The agreement was drawn up by legal counsel for the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association for the localities during a recent meeting, he said.

  • Working 2011-12 budget OK’ed for Carroll schools

    During a Carroll County Board of Education meeting that would be dedicated to crunching numbers and technological wizardry, Cartmell Elementary art teacher Felicia Clause received the Champions for Kids award.

    Clause and her students worked with artist in residence Albert T. Nelson to create a time capsule for the newly renovated Cartmell that saw every student get involved in the sculpting process.

    The time capsule is inside a stone pillar with a sundial capstone and sits outside the new front of the building.

  • Tour offers look at recycling plant

    Ever wondered where the materials you place in recycling bins go, once the Rumpke truck stops by to collect them?

    Several Henry County officials were curious about the process and took a field trip Friday, Sept. 23, to the garbage hauler’s recycling facility in the Saint Bernard suburb of northwest Cincinnati. It’s the same place that Rumpke takes recycling collected in Carroll County.

  • Browning honored for outstanding basketball skills with induction

    Carroll County basketball legend Pam Browning became just the second women’s basketball player to be inducted into the University of Kentucky’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Her brother, Mark, and sister, Mary Jean, accepted the award on her behalf at the induction ceremony Friday night and were recognized on the field at Commonwealth Stadium during halftime of UK’s home football game Saturday. The only other women’s basketball player inducted was Valerie Still (1980-1983).

  • Former UK quarterback Ransdell honored Saturday

    Babe Parilli. Derrick Ramsey. Tim Couch.

    Bill Ransdell became the latest name to be added to this prestigious list of University of Kentucky quarterbacks when he was inducted into the 2011 class of the UK Athletics Hall of Fame.

    “It’s a real nice honor, something I didn’t expect at all,” Ransdell said in a telephone interview. “The way I think about it is I get to accept this honor for a whole lot of folks I’ve played with over the years, hundreds of people.”

  • Kentuckians have long history of distinguished service in the military

    For most of Kentucky’s history, we have found a way to go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to protecting our country.

    During the War of 1812, for example, Kentucky suffered more casualties than all other states combined. In the decade since Sept. 11, 2001, meanwhile, no military base has seen more deployments than Fort Campbell.

    Last week, the nation turned its attention to the Kentuckian who became the latest recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award that anyone in the military can receive.

  • Free fall prevention screenings set at NKADD office in Florence Sept. 23

    Free screenings and information on fall prevention are 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23 for older adults, their caregivers and anyone with an interest in fall prevention. Northern Kentucky Area Development District Office is hosting the event at 22 Spiral Dr. in Florence. Blood pressure screening, medication review, balance and gait testing, safe transfer demonstrations and information on fall prevention, durable medical equipment that can assist with safety in the home and information for the visually impaired will be offered.
    For more information call (859) 692-2480.