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Education

  • Nursing students receive pins at ceremony

    The Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus Practical Nursing Class of 2010 was pinned in a ceremony on Dec. 11.

    The event took place at the Carroll County Middle School with families and friends in attendance. The 10 students graduated after successfully completing the year-long program. They will now sit for their state boards to earn licensure for careers in nursing. Many of these new Licensed Practical Nurses desire to continue on to become Registered Nurses.

  • Students on dean’s list

    Andrea Carhart and Bessie Howard of Carrollton were named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Midway College. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be classified as full time and must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester.

  • High, middle school students to participate in “Chain Reaction”

    Students in the Carroll County School District were invited in November to take “Rachel’s Challenge,” after a presentation by Larry Scott, the uncle of Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first person killed at the Colum-bine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.           

  • “Backpack Buddy” expands to Winn, Head Start

    A program providing food on the weekends during the school year for students in lower-income families is expanding its reach in Carroll County.

    The Dare to Care Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy program, which already supports 44 Cartmell Elementary students, began distributing food Friday to 30 students at Kathryn Winn Primary and 20 students at Carroll County Head Start. The program is free for both the students and for the schools.

  • Rotary sponsoring speech contest

    The Carrollton Rotary Club is sponsoring a speech contest with cash prizes for local high schoolers. The topic is “Building Communities - Bridging Continents” and is open to high school students in public, private or home taught.

    Packets are available at http://www.rotarydistrict6710.org/view/231. Those interested should notify the club by Feb. 15 of their intention to compete. Call or email Kathy Rarey, kprarey@yahoo.com, 502 525 7256.

  • Srouder to study diesel tech at University of NW Ohio

    Christopher Srouder, son of Everett Srouder and Gina and Ricky Brown of Ghent, Ky. has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio.
    He is to begin classes in the June session where he will be majoring in the Diesel Technical program.
    Christopher currently attends Carroll County High School.

  • Renovated and Ready

    Ongoing construction at Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School has entered the final of three stages, according to Carroll County School Superintendent Lisa James.

    James told the members of the Carroll County Board of Education during their Jan. 6 meeting that fourth graders moved into their newly-completed wing following the Christmas holiday break.

  • School district to recognize board of education members

    January is School Board Member Recognition Month in Kentucky, but Lisa James, superintendent of Carroll County Schools, believes our local members deserve recognition throughout the year for going above and beyond the requirements of their job.

  • December graduate

    Jenine Nicole Westrick daughter of Richard and Lucy Westrick of Carrollton graduated Dec. 18, 2010, from Northern Kentucky University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology.  She currently works at the Cincinnati Museum at Union Terminal as an interpreter and later she plans to travel with her fiancée, Craig Sullivan, while he is on active duty with the United States Navy.

  • Welding class

    Ky-Tech Carroll County Vocational School is offering night classes for welding. Cost is $450 and depending on the interests of the applicants this class will focus on ARC (S.M.A.W.) and/or MIG (G.M.A.W.) Welding. The fee includes welding rods, gases, metals and other small shop tools.

    Registration will be held Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Carroll County Vocational School.