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Today's News

  • Sharing our memories

    The ceremonial ground breaking for the Carroll County Middle School renovation was held March 27. Afterward, the public was welcomed to a reception was held in the gym, where those in attendance shared their memories about the old gym. Carroll County School Director of Public Relations Carl Roberts also created a video capturing community members’ memories.

     

  • Flipped classrooms let teachers coach, students learn at their own pace

    Tech-savvy students are redefining the definitions of “homework” and “schoolwork.”  Traditionally, students learn in the classroom and reinforce their learning at home through homework.  A new movement called “blended” or “flipped” learning is turning the old model on its head. 

    “Blended learning means that you blend some direct teaching with computer-based activities,” Kathryn Winn Principal Gerda Wise said. 

  • Student of the week: Reagan Matthews, Third grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is music because you get to play instruments.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “I like math because I like to solve problems.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Ghostville Elementary”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Victorious”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

  • Helping make prom dreams come true

     

    The fifth annual Operation Prom Dress event was held March 22, at The Carrollton. This was the biggest year so far, with more than 40 girls walking away with dresses and all the accessories they need to go to prom, all for free. The Carrollton provided the space, DJ service and refreshments free of charge for the event. 

  • School Menu | April 3, 2014

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary School. Cartmell Elementary, Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School are the same except where noted.

     

    Monday, April 7: Turkey and gravy with roll, mashed potatoes, carrots, orange, pineapple tidbits; breakfast: Breakfast pizza.

    Tuesday, April 8: Pizza crunchers, garden salad, corn, banana, applesauce; breakfast: Scrambled eggs with bacon.

  • Red Cross seeks blood donations

    The Red Cross will hold a blood donation event from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 in Ghent, at Kentucky Utilities, (Red Cross Bus), 9485 Hwy. 42 East

    A second blood drive is set for 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at North American Stainless (Red Cross Bus), 6870 Hwy. 42 East.

    The Red Cross must collect enough blood donations every day to meet the needs of cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies with complications, sickle cell disease patients and others.

  • Tips help children, pedestrians remain safe

    Kentucky has more than 1,200 schools. More than 548,000 children and teens depend on buses to get them safely to and from school every day. They also depend on us to know the law and drive safely around school buses.

    Here’s the law

    • Stop for flashing red lights on a school bus, regardless of which direction you’re headed.

    • Continue your trip once the flashing lights stop and the bus starts to move.

    • Violations can lead to a $1,000 fine.

    Safety tips for motorists

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of April 3, 2014

    Thursday, April 3

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, April 4

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meet every Friday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Indifference often leads to many problems in life

    Undoubtedly, this winter has been the strongest of the past decade; the snowfall has caused local residents quite a lot of grief while driving to work or on the way to drop children off at school.

    A simple trip to the store became a hazardous feat because of the icy slick roads. Consequently, nobody can declare that the climate of these past months has left them unaffected. It’ll prove difficult to forget the polar vortex that whipped almost every state in the U.S. But it’s easy to ignore God, who granted us life and a reason to live.

  • Carroll County Schools Superintendent Lisa James announces her retirement

    Carroll County Schools Superintendent Lisa James, Ed., made a surprise announcement at Thursday's Board of Education meeting: She is retiring as of June 30. James has been superintendent for six years and worked for Carroll County Schools 27 years.