http://www.mycarrollnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en New JCTC campus ready for school http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/new-jctc-campus-ready-school <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jctc_rc_8389.jpg" alt="An overflow crowd was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new JCTC Carrollton Campus building." title="An overflow crowd was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new JCTC Carrollton Campus building." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> They say the third time is a charm. A standing-room-only crowd was on hand Aug. 9, to witness the third ribbon cutting for the almost $16 million Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus, a facility nearly 50 years in the making.</p> Live Your Passion | Nature Enthusiast - Tanya Supplee http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/live-your-passion-nature-enthusiast-tanya-supplee <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tanyasupplee.jpg" alt="Carrollton native Tanya Supplee has been the parks program service supervisor at General Butler State Resort Park since 1997." title="Carrollton native Tanya Supplee has been the parks program service supervisor at General Butler State Resort Park since 1997." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Carrollton native Tanya Supplee loves spending time outdoors. Lucky for her, she found the perfect job as the parks program service supervisor at General Butler State Resort Park.</p> <p> But it wasn&rsquo;t a straight path to that perfect job.</p> New coach, new system for Carroll County football http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/new-coach-new-system-carroll-county-football <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/orlando_2.jpg" alt="Orlando Vasquez, pictured last year against Switzerland County, led the team in rushing yards last season on limited carries, and head coach Hunter Cantwell believes he can pick up more yardage this season." title="Orlando Vasquez, pictured last year against Switzerland County, led the team in rushing yards last season on limited carries, and head coach Hunter Cantwell believes he can pick up more yardage this season." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Panthers football team is ready to hit the field under the lights Friday night, opening its season at home against Ludlow.</p> <p> First-year head coach Hunter Cantwell said the preseason has gone well, but it&rsquo;s hard to judge to where the team currently stands since this is his first year coaching high school football. Cantwell previously coached quarterbacks and special teams at Campbellsville University.</p> First day of school at Winn http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/first-day-school-winn <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/winn_9066.jpg" alt="Eugene Wagers Jr., waits with his children Eugene III, 5, Mandy, 3, and Tasha, 7, for the doors to open at school at 7:30 a.m." title="Eugene Wagers Jr., waits with his children Eugene III, 5, Mandy, 3, and Tasha, 7, for the doors to open at school at 7:30 a.m." align="left" hspace="6" /> Carroll Schools extends school day for eclipse http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-schools-extends-school-day-eclipse <p> Carroll County Schools announced Wednesday that the school day will be extended by 30 minutes on Aug. 21, due to the solar eclipse.</p> <p> &nbsp;Schools will release at the following times:</p> <p> &bull;Richard B. Cartmell Elementary &ndash; 3:15 p.m.</p> <p> &bull;Carroll County High School &ndash; 3:25 p.m.</p> <p> &bull;Kathryn Winn Primary &ndash; 3:30 p.m.</p> <p> &bull;Carroll County Middle School &ndash; 3:35 p.m.</p> Kentucky Lt. Gov. to visit CCHS, promote entrepreneurship http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/kentucky-lt-gov-visit-cchs-promote-entrepreneurship <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ltgovhampton.jpg" alt="Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton" title="Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton will speak to Carroll County High School students on Aug. 23, about entrepreneurship and the 2018 Lt. Governor&rsquo;s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC). Hampton will be at CCHS from 11 a.m.&ndash;12 p.m.</p> <p> &nbsp;&ldquo;This is a great opportunity for our students,&rdquo; said CCHS principal Tom Stephens. &ldquo;Entrepreneurship represents a lot of the qualities that we want our students to have, and we hope to have several students participate in the 2018 LGEC.&rdquo;</p> School resource officer position to return; CPD to hire position http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/school-resource-officer-position-return-cpd-hire-position <p> Through a partnership between Carroll County Schools and the city of Carrollton, a school resource officer will soon be patrolling the halls.</p> <p> Carrollton City Council approved the Board of Education&rsquo;s proposal at its meeting Aug. 14.</p> Beck promoted to Carroll Co. dispatch supervisor http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/beck-promoted-carroll-co-dispatch-supervisor <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/beckgreg_rgb_0.jpg" alt="Greg Beck" title="Greg Beck" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Carroll County dispatcher Greg Beck has been promoted to dispatch supervisor. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said at the 911 Board meeting Aug. 11, the purpose of the position is so dispatch would operate more freely as a stand-alone department. He also said there would be less pressure on himself and assistant chief Tim Mitchell.</p> <p> Mitchell said that Beck would be the point of contact for recordings.</p> <p> Grant update</p>