• Degrees Conferred | June 16, 2016

    Local students earn degrees from University of the Cumberlands

    University of the Cumberlands conferred 745 degrees during its annual commencement ceremony May 7. There were 200 bachelor’s degrees, 487 master’s degrees and 14 doctorate degrees. The degrees conferred also included three associate’s degrees and 41 education specialists.

    The following are local graduates:

    Joseph Creager of Carrollton, earned a Master of Arts in Education degree in Teacher as Leader.

  • Kathryn Winn Primary important dates, events

    In July, Kathryn Winn Primary will be hosting three important events: open enrollment for incoming kindergarteners and new students, student registration and open house.

    Open Enrollment

    Kindergarten and new student open enrollment will be held on July 27, from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. at KWP. Parents who enrolled kindergarten children this past March do not need to attend.

    Student Registration

  • Winn garden renovated through Lowe’s grant

    The Kathryn Winn Primary school courtyard is a flurry of activity as Lowe’s employees and local volunteers begin the renovation project funded through a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant.

    The Winn project is one of three district projects funded by the grant program. A sidewalk at Carroll County High School and an outdoor learning space at Carroll County Middle School each received $5,000 through the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program.

  • Dance scholarships
  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.


  • End-of-the-year recognition

    On closing day, Carroll County Schools recognized its employees who were retiring, as well as those who were celebrating 10, 20 and 30 years in the school system. It also awarded Employee of the Year honors.

  • Honoring student achievement