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Today's News

  • Students expand learning with video conferencing

    Carroll County students are working with NASA, watching surgeries and teaching students across the district from the comfort of their own classrooms.

    Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant, Carroll County Schools purchased nine video conferencing systems for the district. The goal is to prepare students for the real world by providing these experiences, District Technology Coordinator Cindy Johann explained to the Board of Education at their meeting Thursday, April 25.

  • Local taxing districts to provide Fiscal with budgets

    County leaders expressed concern about a new state law that takes effect in 2014 requiring special districts in the county to present their budgets to Carroll County Fiscal Court each year.

    Magistrates and Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson agreed that the new law will make it appear that fiscal court has oversight over the eight special districts in Carroll County. However, all the districts have to do is present their budgets, not get them approved.

  • Eighth grade ceremony to be ticketed event

    Due to safety concerns in the gymnasium, Carroll County Middle School eighth-graders will be limited to three tickets per graduate for the Moving Up ceremony, scheduled for 6 p.m. May 17.

    Everyone, including children and infants, must have a ticket for admission.

    This is not the first time the ceremony has required tickets for admission. Four years ago when the high school junior class was eighth-graders, the event also was ticketed. Principal Dana Oak said the event will remain that way from this year forward.

  • 2013 Governor’s scholars
  • Red Cross to hold two blood drive events in Carroll County this May

    May 8 is World Red Cross Day, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to celebrate by donating lifesaving blood in their communities. The need is constant, and all blood types are needed, especially O negative, B negative and A negative.

    Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Carroll County will be from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Thursday, May 2  at Carroll County High School, 1706 Highland Avenue, and from 3 - 8 p.m., Thursday, May 9  at Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Avenue, both in Carrollton

  • EMT-B class to be offered at Carroll County’s EOC

    The Emergency Medical Training (EMT-B) class will be conducted at Carroll County EOC, 829 Polk St. in Carrollton starting Monday, May 13.

    The classes will be held for 15 weeks on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5-9 p.m.  The instruction and labs in this class prepare the student to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians test that is a requirement to be certified as an EMT in Kentucky.

  • Student of the week: Elizabeth Mouzakitis

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Because I can attend school and also co-op at NAS.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “English Literature because of the new books we get to read.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The Time Traveler’s Wife”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “We Bought A Zoo”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • CCHS makes Washington Post ‘most challenging’ schools list

    As students at Carroll County High School make final preparations for a battery of rigorous end-of-year tests, the school is being recognized by the Washing-ton Post as one of the nation’s Most Chal-lenging High Schools for its high ratio of Advanced Place-ment tests per graduates in 2012.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of April 24, 2013

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

     

    Wednesday, April 24: Nutrition with Grace, 10:30 a.m.

    Thursday, April 25: Bunk-O, 9:30 a.m.; Campbellsburg Chiropractic presentation, 10:45 a.m.;

    fried chicken potluck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 26: Lunch at the Pines Dollar Tree Dutch Corner, 10 a.m.

    Monday, April 29: Bunk-O tournament, 9:45 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 30: Sweet tooth bingo provided by the Waters of Clifty Falls, 10 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of April 24, 2013

    Wednesday, April 24:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; after school Lego fun, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Family Ties community baby shower at Cartmell Elementary, 6-7:30 p.m.

    Thursday, April 25:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose Time, (0 to six months old) 10 a.m.; Music Makers, (ages six months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m. until noon; Friday crafts, Hook Loop’n Lock! make a bracelet, 3:30-4:30 p.m.