Today's News

  • Wi-fi system not working; city considers other options

    The current citywide Wi-Fi program does not work, Mayor Gene McMurry reported to Carrollton City Council Monday.

    Dave Barker with Broadlinc Communications LLC tested the six existing access points for Internet set up around Carrollton Monday with the mayor. He found two were sending a signal but had no Internet access, while the other four were allowing data traffic flow ranging from 200 kbps to 1.5 mbps, according to a letter from Barker to McMurry that he shared with council.

  • Pre-filed bills could affect Kentucky’s public schools


    Kentucky Enquirer

    FRANKFORT — Two bills prefiled by a central Kentucky senator for the 2012 General Assembly would affect public school education across the state if passed.

    The legislation, from Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, is Senate Bill 24 and Senate Bill 21.

  • Student of the week: Aydan Hunt

    What is your favorite thing about school?

    “Getting to learn.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Mr. Bickers because he is a good teacher and he is a wrestler.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Green Eggs and Ham”

    What was the last movie you saw?  


    What do you like to do for fun? 

  • KCTCS recognized Carrollton benefactors at Gala

    Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall, along with Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) President Anthony Newberry, recognized the generous contributions from Carrollton residents at the 12th Annual President’s Gala and Benefactors Awards Dinner.

     The Carroll County Fiscal Court, Carrollton College Educational Foundation, Inc., and North American Stainless were all honored at the gala for donating $100,000 each towards the new JCTC Carrollton Campus. 

  • It’s time to apply for college aid

    By Kelly Cantrall

    Landmark News Service

    For many students, choosing and applying to colleges often comes down to dollars and cents.

    How to pay for college often is one of the first things students begin to contemplate when the college application process begins. One of the main components in seeking aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    The application for 2012-13 funding became available Sunday and can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Family Ties, Youth Services need parents to do surveys

    “It’s hard for students to focus on school when they have struggles going on at home,” said Robin Huesman, coordinator of the Family Ties Resource Center, which serves children from birth through fifth grade. “We help students and their families overcome barriers to learning.”

    Whether students need school supplies, assistance with food or clothing, help finding a part-time job, or referrals for drug and alcohol counseling, the Family Resource Center and Youth Services Center enhance students’ abilities to succeed in school.

  • Winner's Circle - Jan. 4, 2012
  • Family Ties, Youth Services seek participants for survey

    Many parents are aware Family Ties and the Youth Services Center are two programs located in the Carroll County school district that are vital for students success. These programs need parents to take a brief survey, which is located on the districts webpage under special programs. Family Ties serves Head Start, Kathryn Winn and Cartmell. Youth Servics serves middle, high and alternative schools. Please take five minutes this week to complete the survey. For information, contact Tracey Reynolds at (502)732-9272 or Robin Huesman at (502) 732-7008.

  • Colbert, Jimenez exchange vows

    Tony S. Colbert and Janelyn L. Jimenez formerly of Iloito City, Philippines were united in marriage on Oct. 27, 2011, at the Naval Air Station Chapel, in Pensacola, Fla.

    Mr. Colbert is currently employed as a correctional officer at Roederer Correctional Complex at LaGrange. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1980 to 2000.

    The couple reside in Carrollton.