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Today's News

  • CCTC scholarship helps Yates land position

    Graduating seniors from local high schools have until March 14 to apply for a scholarship offered by the Carroll County Training Consortium.

    The full-tuition scholarships, funded by grants and donations from local businesses and industry, are offered to traditional and nontraditional students wanting to pursue high-demand degrees at the Jefferson Community and Technical College – Carrollton Campus.

  • Student of the week: Victoria Nelson

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Recess, it is nice to have nothing to do.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Art, really don’t have to think about a specific way of doing the project.”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Hunger Games”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Somewhere in Florida

    What do you want to be when you grow up and why?  

  • It’s time to apply now for fall financial aid

    It’s not too early to begin preparing for the fall semester. If applying for financial aid, the priority deadline for college financial aid is fast approaching, and students needing aid for the fall 2013 or spring 2014 semesters should begin the application process now.

    The first step is to complete the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  At Jefferson Community and Technical College, the FAFSA begins the process for determining all forms of federal, state and local financial aid. The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA is March 15.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Jan. 30, 2013

    Wednesday, Jan. 30

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

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

    Thursday, Jan. 31

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Feb. 1

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

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

  • Church news | Jan. 30, 2013

    Trimble County Hymn Sing is held the first Thursday of each month at a different location. This month it is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Bedford Baptist Church.

  • Students look to help Guatemala children

    Guatemala is a beautiful country in Central America. It is the home of mountains, forests, lakes, volcanoes, orchids, exotic animals and Mayan ruins. But Guatemala is also the home of extreme poverty, illiteracy, infant mortality, malnutrition and violence.

    According to its website, AguaVivaHome.org, Agua Viva Orphanage in Guatemala City changes the lives of the children in Guatemala; its goal is “to raise and educate them in a loving Christian environment to be successful Christian adults with the desire and ability to help their own people.”

  • What’s in a name?

    On Nov. 24, the Jameson family named their newborn baby girl Hashtag, after Twitter’s use of the (#) symbol.

    The year before, an Egyptian man named his son Facebook, and in 2011 an Israeli couple named their baby Like.

    These babies join celebrities’ babies Spec Wildhorse Mellencamp, Moxie Crimefighter Jillette, Pilot Inspecktor Lee and Audio Science Clayton, which makes Apple Blythe Alison Martin sound almost traditional as a baby name.

  • Fire department programs target safety of residents

    It is still close to the start of the new year, and I believe  a good time to take a few moments to talk about some of the services that the Carrollton Fire Department offers.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Jan. 30, 2013

    Fiscal approves pharmacy donation

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed at its Jan. 22 meeting to continue its annual $5,000 donation to the Faith Community Pharmacy, which visits Carrollton monthly.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the program in 2012 assisted 38 low-income county residents with no access to medical insurance to obtaining prescriptions last year.

    “The best thing about it is they do not give pain medications,” Magistrate Dean Miller stated.

  • Circuit Clerk’s Office offers new Organ Donor Heart on license

    Like Indiana, Ohio and several other states, Kentuckians soon will have the option to have an organ donor heart printed on their drivers license.

    For more than 20 years, the Circuit Clerks of Kentucky have been educating communities about the life-saving mission of organ donation. Each day, 18 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Every 10 minutes a new name is added to the waiting list. Only 35 percent of Kentuckians are registered organ donors.