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Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of April 17, 2013

    Wednesday, April 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; after school Lego fun, 3:30 p.m.; apps, 6 p.m.

    Thursday, April 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose Time, (0 to six months old) 10 a.m.; Music Makers, (age six months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m. until noon; library board meeting, noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of April 17, 2013

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

    Wednesday, April 17: Birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, April 18: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 19: Senior breakfast bingo at Fairview Assisted Living Facility, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, April 22: Volunteer recognition day, noon.

    Tuesday, April 23: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.

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

  • Gift shows library’s importance

    The intricacies of funding a public service like the library can be very confusing, sometimes political, and most often not very personal. 

    A few months ago, I was reminded of the importance of the personal connections that are made each and every day we open our doors. 

    Long time Carrollton resident William Lindsay bequeathed the library a generous sum of money. I understand the word generous may have several different connotations and might indicate some dollar amount. 

  • Carrollton Utilities to flush hydrants April 18

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 18.

    Flushing of the hydrants is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggest that laundry should not be washed while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining of clothes could occur.

  • CCHS band receives top KMEA rating

    The Carroll County High School band received a
    distinguished rating for the sixth year in a row at the KMEA assessment.

  • Carroll earns platinum STLP award

    Carroll County Schools received a District Award – Platinum 2013 – at this year’s STLP State Championship, held March 28 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The other school district receiving the award was Madison County.

    Carroll County Middle School STLP received one of the Gold School awards. The school submitted a digital scrapbook that showed photo and anecdotal evidence of their STLP program, following the mission of STLP and that the school was meeting each of the program’s six goals.

  • Student of the week: Haley Dermon

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?
    “Getting to be with my friends and learning new things.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?
    “Science because Mrs. Hooper is a good teacher and I’m good at it.”

    What was the last book you read? 
    “Pretty Little Liars”

    What was the last movie you saw?  
    “Benchwarmers”

    Where do you want to go to college? 
    Undecided

  • Carroll County Schools second in national digital school districts

    The Carroll County School District has been recognized nationally for the second consecutive year for ranking among the top school districts in the 2012 Digital School Districts Survey.

    The National School Boards Association announced April 13 at its conference in San Diego, Calif., that the Carroll County School District has received second place in the nation in the Small Student Population Category (fewer than 3,000 students). The district ranked fifth in the 2011 survey.

  • Season underway for CCMS baseball team

    The Carroll County Middle School eighth-grade baseball team has won three straight games, with victories over Williamstown, Walton-Verona and Highlands Latin.

    Head coach Rick McMahan said he is proud of the boys and that it has been a complete team effort.

    There are four seventh-graders playing on the eighth-grade team: Eli Yocum, Jake Robertson, Cameron McIntyre and Garrett Sanders, McMahan said.

  • Book fair