Carroll County Fiscal Court | Jan. 14, 2014

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By Jeff Moore

Funding approved for Kysoc equipment

Carroll County Fiscal Court approved its own application for $6,079 for an Area Development Fund grant at its Jan. 14 meeting. The money will be used toward the purchase of about $7,090 in equipment for Camp Kysoc, including items for the kitchen in the camp’s lodge. The county’s application was the only one from the county for the ADF money. It now goes to the Northern Kentucky Area Development District Commission for approval.

May primary voting to remain at county shop

Voters in the city of Prestonville may cast ballots at the Carroll County Road Department for the last time at the May 20 primary. The county’s election board voted at its January meeting to leave the polls at the location, which is owned by the county, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said. The county is in the process of moving the road department to its new home in the former state transportation shop on Park Avenue in Carrollton. Tomlinson said the election officials decided that if the county sells the building later in the year, it would then determine a new location.

Hornback to hold forum in Carrollton

Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, will hold a meeting from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, to brief constituents on the 2014 legislative session. “I look forward to hearing your concerns and answering any questions you may have in order to better serve you in Frankfort,” Hornback said in a news release. The forum will be held in the old second floor courtroom of the courthouse in downtown Carrollton. The public is welcome.

Port marketing plan fails at fiscal court

A resolution that would allow the Port Authority of Cincinnati to include Carroll County in its marketing area failed due to the lack of a second at the Tuesday, Jan. 14, fiscal court meeting. District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller said he has a problem with it because he believes it would allow the Cincinnati port to levy a tax here. “I’m against it,” he said.

Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said that is not the case. The resolution would only allow use of statistics from Carroll County for marketing purposes, he said. Tomlinson said if there is a concern, wording could be added to the resolution that would prohibit anything but use of data for marketing the region.

District 3 Magistrate Mark Bates said he would like to hear from County Attorney Nick Marsh on the matter because they had asked him to look into the issue. Marsh was not present at the meeting.

Bates said he understood that a couple of local facilities were under the Louisville port.

All counties north of Carroll have joined the Cincinnati area for marketing, along with many Ohio counties. The issue was still pending before Trimble County Fiscal Court.

Tomlinson said the resolution would allow Cincinnati to position the area as one of the nation’s largest ports.

After the meeting, Tomlinson said he would not bring the matter back before fiscal court after he had unsuccessfully brought it before fiscal court twice.

CAIP funding awarded to Carroll County

Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson announced the county had been awarded $118,471 in County Agricultural Investment Program Funds. The funds were requested in a proposal from the Carroll County Agriculture Development Fund Inc. CAIP funds are designed to provide farmers with incentives to allow them to improve and diversify their production practices. CAIP combines what were previously known as county model cost-share programs into one, where each model program becomes an investment.

Water board member wins another term

Dan Reisner won reappointment to the West Carroll Water Board for a four-year term. Carroll County Fiscal Court took the action at its Jan. 14 meeting.