Local News

  • All roads reopened; school district to discuss calendar

    Water levels have receded in Carroll County after the “2018 Flood,” the eighth-highest on record for the lower lock of Markland Dam cresting at 57.04 feet, leaving residents and city and county employees to assess the damage and clean up the mess the river left behind.

    All roads have been reopened as of Sunday, March 4, Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said Tuesday. However, Carroll County will remain under a local state of emergency “until everything is back to normal,” he said.

  • BOE meets with site-based councils

    The Carroll County Board of Education met with each of the school site-based councils during the Feb. 22, board meeting.

  • Sheriff’s tax settlement audit released

    The Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts issued the reports of former Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s settlement of 2016 taxes for the period of April 16, 2016 through April 3, 2017 on Dec. 20, 2017. There was a report issued for April 4, 2017, through April 25, 2017, for the period from Kinman’s resignation to when Carroll County Fiscal Court became the fiscal officer for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Dow donates $5,000 to CCPL

    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dow’s Carrollton manufacturing site working with the Dow Corning Foundation, Dow has donated $50,000–$5,000 each to 10 different libraries in surrounding communities, including $5,000 to Carroll County Public Library. The libraries were selected as recipients because of the number of people positively impacted by the resources and services they provide, according to a Dow news release.

  • Flood Cleanup

    Carrollton Fire Department firefighters sprayed off the pavement at Point Park and 2Rivers RV Park Tuesday. Volunteers at the park were Chief MIke Terrell, firefighters Glenn Chatham and Donald Whittaker, and junior firefighter Kaitlyn Miller.

  • THE FLOOD OF 2018
  • Volunteers aid homeowners and businesses in local evacuations

    One lesson learned in the 1997 flood is this is a giving community. Flash flooding and head water coming down Eagle Creek just about washed parts of Sanders, Worthville and Happy Hollow off the map. Volunteers spent numerous hours rescuing people, shoveling mud, and moving water logged personal items out of homes.

    This week’s reports of potential flooding should cause those in the flood prone areas to take notice of the water levels.

  • THE 2018 FLOOD
  • No injuries in flood; 14 roads still closed

    Many in Carroll County were breathing a sigh of relief Monday, Feb. 26, when the Ohio River crested at 57.04 feet at the Markland Dam lower lock, more than 18 inches lower than the National Weather Service prediction.

    While water did get into some structures, a number of homes and other locations around the county were spared from what could have been levels more in line with the flood of 1997.

  • Mayor, judge bring Carroll’s concerns to transportation meeting

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams and Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick took Carrollton’s and Carroll County’s concerns to the Kentucky Department of Transportation District 6’s quarterly meeting Monday, Feb. 26.

    The Prestonville Bridge replacement has been included in the 2018 transportation plan, however the county will not know if the bridge made the final cut until April, Adams told city council Monday night.