http://www.mycarrollnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en iLead Academy will ready students for jobs http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/ilead-academy-will-ready-students-jobs <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ilead.jpg" alt="Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen praised the planned iLead Academy during a Capitol news conference Feb. 10. From left are superintendents Rob Stafford, Owen; Bill Hogan, Carroll; Travis Huber, Gallatin; Marcia Dunaway, Trimble; and Tim Abrams, Henry; and Dr. Leon Mooneyhan, executive director of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative." title="Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen praised the planned iLead Academy during a Capitol news conference Feb. 10. From left are superintendents Rob Stafford, Owen; Bill Hogan, Carroll; Travis Huber, Gallatin; Marcia Dunaway, Trimble; and Tim Abrams, Henry; and Dr. Leon Mooneyhan, executive director of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Beginning in August, a select number of students from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties will attend a new career academy that emphasizes instruction in science, technology, engineering and math. The school districts will select five to six incoming freshmen to attend the new iLead Academy, the state&rsquo;s first regional career academy. A second group will be added the following year, bringing total attendance to 60 students.</span></p> Frigid temps accompany wintry mix http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/frigid-temps-accompany-wintry-mix <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tree_6044.jpg" alt="The beauty of winter landscapes is enhanced when snow provides its own decorating touch. This tree is located on Hwy. 42, east of Carrollton." title="The beauty of winter landscapes is enhanced when snow provides its own decorating touch. This tree is located on Hwy. 42, east of Carrollton." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Snow, sleet and freezing rain combined with frigid temperatures caused Carroll County Emergency Management to issue a level two snow emergency Friday afternoon. The snow emergency was lowered to a level one Monday about noon, Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said in an email.</span></p> Wimpsett turned love of math, science into a career as chemical engineer at local plant http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/wimpsett-turned-love-math-science-career-chemical-engineer-local-plant <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/garywimpsett_0.jpg" alt="Chemical engineer Gary Wimpsett has worked for PMC Organnometallix for 22 years." title="Chemical engineer Gary Wimpsett has worked for PMC Organnometallix for 22 years." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> An early love for math and science drew a Nelson County native into a career in chemical engineering, most of which has been spent at PMC Organometallix in Carrollton.</p> <p> Gary Wimpsett has worked 22 years at the Carrollton plant, previously known as Arkema and Atofina Chemicals, Inc. before that.</p> Plans move ahead for new field, track http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/plans-move-ahead-new-field-track <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Fall Friday nights at Panther Stadium will soon have a different look as the Carroll County Schools Board of Education took another step forward in the athletic field upgrade project during a special meeting, Feb. 23.</span></p> New book features photos from Trimble County’s past http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/new-book-features-photos-trimble-county%E2%80%99s-past <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trimblebook.jpg" alt="“Images of America: Trimble County” was released Feb. 9, and was compiled by former Trimble Banner editor Phyllis McLaughlin." title="“Images of America: Trimble County” was released Feb. 9, and was compiled by former Trimble Banner editor Phyllis McLaughlin." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Trimble County is the subject of the latest book in the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing. Images and information for the photographic history were compiled by local author Phyllis Codling McLaughlin.</span></p> <p> Although originally from Ohio, McLaughlin developed a strong affection for Trimble County and its people while serving as editor of The Trimble Banner from 2009-2011.</p> Winter weather further delays CCMS construction project http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/winter-weather-further-delays-ccms-construction-project <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ccms_6052.jpg" alt="Eleven of the 40 geothermal wells have been dug at the Carroll County Middle School. The company is using the wet rotary method. Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan said they are using a lot of water in the drilling process and there have been no noise complaints to date." title="Eleven of the 40 geothermal wells have been dug at the Carroll County Middle School. The company is using the wet rotary method. Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan said they are using a lot of water in the drilling process and there have been no noise complaints to date." align="left" hspace="6" /> Prestonville City Commission | Feb. 26, 2015 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/prestonville-city-commission-feb-26-2015 <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Utilities franchise agreement passed</span></p> <p> Prestonville City Commission approved a utilities franchise agreement ordinance for electricity on second reading during its Feb. 19, meeting.</p> Youth Horsemanship | Feb. 26, 2015 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/youth-horsemanship-feb-26-2015 <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mallory_and_kassandra.jpg" alt="Mallary Bickers (left) was awarded first place in Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association’s two feet six inch obstacle division. Bickers accumulated the most points in that division during 2014. Kasandra Hickey placed third in hopeful jumper with Hidden Glitter and fifth place in beginner horse with Nacho Man. The girls received the award at the annual dinner held at the Kentucky Derby Museum." title="Mallary Bickers (left) was awarded first place in Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association’s two feet six inch obstacle division. Bickers accumulated the most points in that division during 2014. Kasandra Hickey placed third in hopeful jumper with Hidden Glitter and fifth place in beginner horse with Nacho Man. The girls received the award at the annual dinner held at the Kentucky Derby Museum." align="left" hspace="6" />