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Today's News

  • KSP seeks fifth grade artists for Nat’l Missing Children’s Day contest

    (Frankfort, KY.) - Kentucky State Police is looking for fifth grade artists to compete in the National Missing Children’s Day poster contest sponsored by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC. KSP will select a nominee from Kentucky and forward it to DOJ, where one poster from all state nominated entries will be selected as a winner. The artist of the national winning poster will win a free trip to Washington, D.C and participate in the National Missing Children’s Day Ceremony where they will receive an award and a U.S. Savings Bond.

  • Hutton earns degree

    Paul Hutton of Worthville, received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion, Ind.

    Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis. The university was founded in 1920 and is committed to liberal arts and professional education.
     

  • Student of the week: Paige Fischer

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Science because we get to do fun activities like experiments with rocks.”


    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Ms. Jett because she is awesome. She lets us listen to music when we do work in class.”

  • Welding Class - Jan. 11, 2012

    Ky.-Tech Carroll County Area and Vocational School is offering night classes for welding.

    Cost is $450 and depending on the interests of the applicants this class will focus on ARC (S.M.A.W.) and/or MIG (G.M.A.W.) Welding.

    The fee includes welding rods, gases, metals and other small shop tools.

    Class meets on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 4-9 p.m. Classes run from Jan. 23 through Feb. 15, 2012.

    Registration for night class will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 4-6 p.m. at the Carroll County Vocational School.

  • Community volunteers sought to advise students on careers

    With one guidance counselor serving 530 students at Carroll County High School, it took Sheree Richter five weeks this past fall to meet face-to-face with every senior for twenty minutes.

    “The face-to-face meeting with each student is very powerful,” said Richter, the CCHS Guidance Counselor, who discusses career options with the seniors in the one-on-one meetings. “You really get their attention in a way that’s just not possible in a group, even in a small group.”

  • Practicing safety on the farm helps to prevent injuries

    Children can learn many valuable life lessons while working with livestock, and everyone loves to see children and animals working together.  However, it’s important to remember livestock can be dangerous. 

    Injur-ies from livestock-related accidents are a major source of harm that is suffered by children in agricultural settings.

  • Join Winter Walks to keep New Year’s healthy resolutions

    Did you make a New Year’s resolution to improve your health?

    If so, I have an opportunity for you. Even though it’s cold outside, it’s fine to go out and take a walk.  Just dress warmly and join us to walk at Westrick County Park from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 10 weeks starting Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Here’s how it works:

    • Jan. 9-17:  Register by calling or stopping by the Extension office. $5 Fee.

  • Kentucky among first states invited into workforce development project

    From the KPA
    News Content Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and Kentucky Workforce Investment Board announced Friday that Kentucky is among the first states to be accepted into the national ACT Certified Work Ready Communities Academy. Membership will help Kentucky be a national leader in developing the local workforce skills necessary to meet current employer demands and attract businesses to the state in the future.

  • It’s time to look at life and avoid complacency

    The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote a story about a wild duck. The wild duck was flying with his fellow comrades in the springtime northward across Europe. At one point during the flight the flock spotted a barnyard and decided to descend and rest. When they landed they immediately noticed the barnyard was occupied by a large number of tame ducks. The wild duck did not realize at the time that this chance encounter would change the course of his life. 

  • Church news - Jan. 11, 2012

    Ecumenical breakfast to be held Jan. 14 at St. John’s Catholic Church

    Jan. 18-25 is celebrated as the Week for Christian Unity.

    The Carroll County Ministerial Association is coordinating an ecumenical gathering.

    It includes breakfast in the parish hall at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m.

    The Rev. Chris White and his team will prepare the pancakes.

    The guest speaker is The Rev. Shannon Boaz, former pastor of the United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome.