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Today's News

  • Soil, water cost share assistance available

    Thousands of landowners across Kentucky have received state assistance through the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share program.  This program assists landowners with implantation of best management practices to preserve the soil and water resources on their property. 

    Since the program began, more than $113 million has been approved for use in all of Kentucky’s 120 counties.  The sign up period for upcoming projects has been announced as Feb. 1-28.

  • Bothdamri, Goffs take RV camping, enjoy winter snow

    For Jiraroj Bothdamri, his school year spent as a foreign exchange student in the United States via Carroll County has been full of first-time experiences: first time sledding in the snow, first time touching a horse and fish; first time playing America’s Favorite Pastime; and first time traveling in a camper. 

  • Kundic-Filcic explores sports with family

    The Byrd family is not afraid of change.

    After moving to Carrollton in July from Utah, Darren Byrd said his wife, Jennifer, began conducting research in August on how to become a host family for international students. Following an application process, background check and interview, Nina Kundic-Filcic arrived from Croatia on Sept. 1.

  • Esquivel gets taste of U.S. with Nab family, activities

    Lights left on. Rooms a mess. Soft drink cans lying around. Shoes in the middle of the floor. Boys will be boys, no matter where they come from.

    While this may sound like evidence of a rude house guest, Scott and Lisa Nab see it as exchange student Andres Camara Esquivel fitting right in with the family.

    “It’s been kind of like having the neighborhood-kid come stay with you,” Scott said. “It’s been bumpless.”

  • College, career event offers students future options

    Carroll County Area Technology Center students met with representatives from a variety of post-secondary educational and training organizations to discuss opportunities following graduation at the second annual College and Career Day held Friday.

    Representatives from 24 different technical colleges, training facilities and employers set up tables in the neighboring Conditioning Center to visit with students and show them what they have to offer, said CCATC business instructor and cooperative education coordinator Rachel Mefford.

  • Photography workshop, club sessions set for February

    Do you have a camera that you still haven’t figured out? The new digital cameras are mini-computers and can be quite complicated.

    I will be offering the first of two beginning photography workshops this Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Extension Office. The second workshop will build on the first but attending the first isn’t a requirement for attending the second.

  • Forum sparks RV park ideas, history focus

    Emphasizing Carrollton’s history and ensuring that visitors do not put up permanent residence at the RV park were two of the main points coming out of Thursday night’s Point Park development public forum at Carrollton City Hall.

    About 30 people attended the first of two public forums, the second of which will take place on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, to discuss the downtown and park development before the master plan is finalized.

  • International luncheon offers a taste of China Feb. 22

    The Carroll County Extension Homemakers have selected China as their country of interest for the annual International Luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 22. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Service office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

    Guest speaker will be Caroline Reisner, who recently returned from teaching English in Jiujiang, China.

    Reisner will share her experiences living in the country. In her presentation she will cover women’s role and the empowerment of women in current Chinese culture.

  • Students call Carroll second home

    High school can be a tough time in a person’s life. Just imagine being thousands of miles away from home and experiencing it.

  • Schools to target college, career readiness

    Carroll County Board of Education voted Thursday to join with a statewide commitment to improve college and career readiness in high schools.

    “As you well know Senate Bill 1 has been driving everything that we do in the district and in the state,” Superintendent Lisa James told board members before reading a letter from Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. The letter called on public school district superintendents and local board of education chairs to sign the pledge.