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  • Life expectancy in Carroll lower than state average

    By DANIELLE RAY

    Kentucky Health News

    A life spent in Carroll County is expected to be shorter than one spent in most neighboring counties. Health researchers say that’s due to a complex web of factors that influence health — opportunities for education and jobs, safe and affordable housing, availability of nutritious food and places for physical activity, and access to health care, child care and social services.

  • Curell retires after career in education

    After 44 years in education, Carroll County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel and Chief Operations Officer Larry Curell is retiring.

    Curell was born in Flint, Mich., and is a graduate of Mt. Carmel School, a Christian school located in Breathitt County, Ky.

    He graduated from Asbury University with a double major and needed one class from Xavier University to receive his DPP certification. Curell said that Kentucky is one of the few states that have a director of pupil personnel in its staffing structure.

  • McNeal retires after career in education

    “Scary” is how Pam McNeal described her upcoming retirement as coordinator of the Carroll County Head Start program in an interview June 6.

    “This is a new phase for me and the unknown can be scary,” McNeal said.

    McNeal, a Carroll County native, is retiring with 24 years of service in education. She taught fourth grade at Gallatin County for six years and then spent nine years at Cartmell Elementary as a fourth grade teacher and reading intervention specialist before going to the Head Start program for her final nine years.

  • Kentucky River endurance canoe race to conclude in Carrollton June 25

    Kentucky American Water, along with Asbury University Center for Adventure Leadership in partnership with the Kentucky River Authority, have teamed up to present the first KR255 – a 255-mile endurance canoe/kayak race along the Kentucky River from the river’s origins in Eastern Kentucky to its northernmost point where it flows into the Ohio River.

    Competitors will have exactly 100 hours to complete the course, starting in Beattyville, Ky., on June 21, and concluding in Carrollton, Ky., on or before June 25.

  • Willhoite takes on DPP/COO role

    Starting July 1, Mark Willhoite will be filling the dual role of director of pupil personnel and chief operations officer for the Carroll County School District. Willhoite is replacing Larry Curell, who is retiring after 44 years in education, with his final 8 years as DPP/COO in the district.

    “It is an honor to have been chosen for this job,” Willhoite said. “I am committed to doing everything that I can to help our students, our school district and our community.”

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  • Carroll County Public Library | June 9, 2016

    Families on the Move Walking Club, meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the library and walks to the River Walk. Count your steps all month long to be eligible for prizes. Free pedometers at sign-up! Sponsored in cooperation with Carroll County Extension Service through a grant from Families on the Move and the University of Kentucky. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

    June 9: Zumba for Kids, 11 a.m.

    June 10: Wump Mucket Puppets at Sanders Baptist Church, lunch provided, 10:30 a.m. until noon.

  • Carroll County Senior Calendar | June 9, 2016

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, June 9: Cards and Games, 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 9:30 a.m.; Signature of Carrollton, Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.;

  • CCMS Honor Roll | Fourth Nine Weeks

    Sixth grade

    All A’s

    Maci Breeden, Haileigh Corbett, Taylor Courtney,Whitley Cummings, Maria Gonzalez, Layne Huesman, Cosondra Mahoney, Nicki Parrish, Megan Perkinson, Kylie Smith, Antonio Welch and Loretta Young.

    A/B