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Today's News

  • Registration set for GED classes

     Jefferson Community and Technical College-Adult Education will hold registration for its GED classes on the first and third Mondays of the month or by appointment.

    Daytime classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays with reading from 9-10 a.m., language from 10-11 a.m., math from 11 a.m. to noon and open tutoring from noon to 1:30 p.m.

    Evening classes are set for Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with open tutoring 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    The JCTC Adult Education Program is located at 324 Main Street, on the third floor in room 304.

  • Three local students earn degrees from NKU

     Three Carroll County residents recently graduated from Northern Kentucky University.

    Hayley Franklin of Carrollton received a degree in communications studies. Erin Mattingly of Carrollton earned a degree in integrative studies.

    Jake Thompson of Ghent earned his degree in criminal justice.

  • Stoops named to NKU President’s Honor List

     Northern Kentucky University has named Christin Stoops of Carrollton to the President’s Honor List for the 2012 spring semester. Stoops maintained a 4.0 grade point average. She is majoring in secondary social studies education. She is the daughter of Arthur and Denia Stoops of Carrollton and the granddaughter of Ronald and Anna Sharp of Carrollton and Arthur Stoops of Florence, Ind. and Judy White of Rising Sun, Ind.

  • College graduation gap is widening for Kentuckians who are low-income

     By Linda B. Blackford

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    More Kentuckians are getting college degrees, but a troubling trend has emerged in who receives them.

    According to a new report, the gap between graduation rates for low-income college students and moderate- to high-income students jumped 8 percentage points between 2008 and 2010.

  • A hot time in Prestonville
  • Camp Invention
  • Library glad to see Edelen’s efforts on special tax districts

     State Auditor Adam Edelen is shining a light on special taxing districts.  But sometimes all the rhetoric, statutes and technical jargon starts to sound like Greek to me. 

    There are several different types of special taxing districts, and your public library is one of them. As a special taxing district, we can and do collect a property tax. 100 percent of the funds collected go to the daily operation of your public library. 

  • New Kentucky laws go into effect July 12, include copper theft, meth labs

     Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2012 regular session go into effect on July 12.

    That means passengers in large vans will soon be required to buckle up. Copper thieves won’t be able to sell stolen materials for quick cash at recycling centers. And meth producers will have a harder time getting large amounts of a key ingredient needed to make their illegal drugs, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.

  • Ready to Race

     The second annual Race Fest event was held in downtown Carrollton Wednesday night. Locals and visitors enjoyed music, food, a car show, a motorcycle show and vendor booths while at the event.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of July 4, 2012

    Tuesday, July 3
    Life in Carrollton, a faith-based alcohol and chemical dependency treatment series, meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Pentecostals of Carrollton, 1207 Highland Ave. Enrollment is open. Call (1-888) 718-3174 for information.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at the city hall building.

    Depression Support Group meets 6:30 p.m., Campbellsburg Professional Building, 8910 Main St. (U.S. 421), Campbellsburg, Ky. Call Ken at (502) 525-7506.