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Education

  • Teacher Spotlight: Harper finds her home in the middle

    By CARL ROBERTS

    Carroll County Schools

    Maggie Harper’s choices were Cincinnati, Louisville or Carrollton. She chose Carrollton. A sixth-grade social studies teacher at Carroll County Middle School, Harper is in her second year of teaching.

    “Maggie quickly became someone we rely on,” Principal Dana Oak said. “She is a great team player and a great teacher. Our students are lucky to have her.”

  • Carroll County High School February Students of the Month

    Students of the Month were nominated by their teachers and exemplified one or more of the following characteristics during the month of February: leadership, citizenship, responsibility, positivity, respect and academic achievement.

  • School Menu | March 22, 2018

    Thursday, March 22: Breakfast: Dutch waffle with yogurt or banana bread with yogurt or Pop Tarts and apple; Lunch: Chicken and waffles or scrambled egg and waffles, syrup, potato wedges, steamed broccoli, pear halves or orange.

    Friday, March 23: Breakfast: cinnamon roll or Pop Tarts and banana; Lunch: Roast beef and gravy with roll or grilled cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, banana or fruit sorbet.

  • Legislators talk pensions with Carroll County educators

    Teachers, educators and supporters of public education have lobbied and rallied in Frankfort the past few months, trying to secure as much money as possible for classrooms and pensions in this year’s biennial budget session.

    The most recent news from Frankfort made its way to Carroll County Friday as State Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, and State Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, met with teachers to provide an update and answer questions from the audience.

  • German American Bank donates $50,000 to FRYSC

    By CARL ROBERTS

    Carroll County Schools

    With a combined $50,000 donation to the Carroll County School District’s Family Ties and Youth Services Center programs, German American Bank has changed the lives of hundreds of the county’s children. Bank executives presented the district’s Family Ties and Youth Services Center programs each with a $25,000 check on March 12.

  • CCHS students walked out and walked up March 14

    The loss of 17 lives from a school shooting Feb. 14, at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., appears to be the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back. There has been nationwide outrage with calls for stricter gun control and bans of certain types of weapons.

    As a result of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, survivors and their allies have turned their grief into activism and advocacy. Part of that effort was the March 14, National School Walkout.

  • 2018 Christian Academy of Carrollton spring program

    Christian Academy of Carrollton held its annual spring program March 16.

  • School Menu | March 15, 2018

    Thursday, March 15: Breakfast, French toast sticks with syrup and yogurt or banana bread with yogurt or Pop Tarts and apple; Lunch: Beef or Chicken nachos, lettuce/tomato, salsa/sour cream, queso sauce, refried beans, fiesta rice, banana or pineapple.

    Friday, March 16: Breakfast, Donut or Pop Tarts and banana; Lunch: Fish patty on bun or corn dog, macaroni and cheese, steamed broccoli, cole slaw, Mandarin oranges, or Craisins.

  • Cartmell urged to report bullying, not to ignore it

    Motivational speaker Sir Rod Patterson delivered an anti-bullying message at Cartmell Elementary, Feb. 21.

    Patterson has been delivering programs for 20 years, first with a collaborative and now on his own for more than 12 years. Based out of Atlanta, Ga., he travels all over the southeast delivering the Five and Fun Tour.

    The Five and Fun Tour delivers five minutes of a message, then an entertainment section, followed by five more minutes of a message and then the program concludes with more entertainment.

  • CCMS students attend Kentucky Junior Beta Club Convention

    By CARL ROBERTS

    Carroll County Schools

    Thirty-eight Carroll County Middle School students attended the Kentucky Junior Beta Club Convention in Lexington, Ky., in early February.

    Students competed as individuals, teams and clubs in a variety of disciplines:

    Alyssa Dermon, Lilly Melton, Kylie Smith and Chloe Young (Advertising)

    Maci Breeden, Cristian Castillo, Mallory Coghill, Madigan Coulter, Lylah Cox, Rileigh Darnold, Layne Huesman, Connor Mefford, Megan Perkinson, Anna Richter, Bailey Stewart and Trey Stucker (Arts)