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Today's News

  • Coalition continues work to educate on drug, alcohol abuse

    As we embark on a new year, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is working toward continuing to make a great impact in our community and Ohio Valley.

    We are currently in the second year of funding with the Federal Drug Free Communities grant. Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County has made great strides in our community to raise awareness and show the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

  • State budget will be tough work

    The second week of session saw several significant issues begin to be debated in committees. Drug abuse, weaknesses in child-protective services and the state’s debt level were all topics of discussion. The committee process is intended to inform the legislators of the pros and cons of each bill. Lively debate accompanied each piece of legislation.

  • ‘They may all be one’  

    In the Gospel of St. John 17:21 we read Jesus praying “That they may all be one.” This week is dedicated for a week of prayer for Christian Unity.

    Last Saturday, the ministerial association organized an ecumenical gathering at St. John Church hall. Breakfast and talk by former pastor of Methodist church, Shannon Boaz, expressed our Christian unity. She asked everyone in the group to share a few words of appreciation about others. She reminded us the letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians chapter 12 ‘One Body, Many Parts.’

  • Cutie Pie contest raises funds for 2012 Relay for Life

    Kroger Relay for Life Cutie Pie contest will be held Jan. 15 to Feb. 14. Children up to age 3 are eligible. Trophies will be awarded to winners in first, second and third place for  both boys and girls. Bring in child’s photo with name, age and parents’ phone number. Kroger shoppers can vote for their favorite cutie by dropping money into cups that correspond with each photo. Winners will be announced Feb. 15. Photos may be picked up after that date. All proceeds raised will benefit Relay for Life. For more information, call (502) 347-9742.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Jan. 18, 2012

    Wednesday, Jan. 18

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, Jan. 19

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

  • Cameron McClellen named to dean’s list

    University of North-western Ohio has named Cameron S. McClellen of Carrollton to their dean’s list for the October 2011 session in the College of Applied Technologies. Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the list.

  • Kentucky improves by 20 spots in national education ranking

    Kentucky’s ranking in an annual grading of all states on key education indicators rose dramatically this year, placing the state 14th in the nation for its work on academic standards, the teaching profession and many other variables related to public education.

     Each year, Education Week (a national publication that focuses on P-12 education) produces a special issue, “Quality Counts.” The report tracks key education indicators and grades states on their policy efforts and outcomes. Last year, Kentucky ranked 34th in the nation in this annual report.

  • Student of the week: Nicole Sculley

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Gym.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Mr. Roode because he’s cool and teaches good.”
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Criminal Minds”
    What do you like to do for fun? 
    “Jump on trampolene.”
    Where do you want to go to college? 
    “Nowhere.”

  • Carroll County Schools observe January board recognition month

    Like the students in the Carroll County School District, the members of its board of education must do their homework. This means sifting through complicated test data and financial reports while keeping abreast of the latest requirements handed down from state and federal governments, to name just a few “subjects.”

  • Carroll County Schools observe January board recognition month

    Like the students in the Carroll County School District, the members of its board of education must do their homework. This means sifting through complicated test data and financial reports while keeping abreast of the latest requirements handed down from state and federal governments, to name just a few “subjects.”