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  • Carrollton City Council | Jan. 28, 2016

    New signs approved

    Carrollton City Council approved the new way-finding signage and their placement throughout downtown Carrollton at its meeting Monday, Jan. 25.

    The city was awarded a $3,305 grant from the Department of Local Government and purchased eight 24-inch by 36-inch, two-sided signs and one 4-foot by 8-foot sign. The large sign will be placed at Point Park facing the Ohio River, while the smaller signs will be placed throughout the city.

  • Judge accepts motion for Horine to be evaluated

    Special Circuit Court Judge Patricia Summe of Kenton County heard motions Friday, Jan. 15, from the Commonwealth and the defense in the case against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow. The hearing was held at the Kenton County Justice Center.

  • Bids opened for JCTC construction project

    Within the next 30 days, the Morel Construction Company will sign its contract with the state and begin construction on the Carrollton Campus of the Jefferson Community and Technical College.

    This was the message from JCTC Director of Facilities Management Craig Turpin to the Carroll County Community Development Corporation annual meeting attendees Jan. 19.

  • Budget finally approved for County Clerk’s office

    It took a special meeting for Carroll County Fiscal Court to make a final approval of the Carroll County Clerk’s 2016 budget.

    The meeting was held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, and the budget had to be submitted by 4:30 p.m. that day.

    Fiscal Court approved a $3,015,300 budget for County Clerk Alice Marsh.

    In an interview after the meeting, Marsh said there was just a lot of confusion in the numbers this year.

  • wintry weather

    An estimated 2.1 inches of snow fell as of 10 a.m. Wednesday in Carroll County, according to the Kentucky Mesonet. Carroll County Schools and Christian Academy of Carrollton were closed for their second snow days of the year. Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus also was closed. Carroll County Schools will be in session Feb. 15 (President’s Day) and May 24

  • Carrollton snow activities

    Snow is Mother Nature’s way of winter decorating. Snow on the roads and sidewalks makes driving and walking more hazardous. Take plenty of time to travel to your destinations.

  • Hornback, Rand to host town hall meeting Jan. 30

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) announced a town hall meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 30, at the Carroll County courthouse second floor meeting room.

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  • City council reserves funds for new CFD ladder truck

    By a vote of 3-2, Carrollton City Council agreed Monday to earmark $325,000 in the 2016-17 fiscal year budget for a new ladder truck, in hopes of making its federal grant application more attractive. Councilmembers Kevin Craig, Hayley Franklin and Jeff Dickow voted in favor, while Councilmembers Dwight Louden and Mike Gordon voted against. Councilman Doug Hill was absent.

  • Fiscal signs amended trust for bonds

    North American Stainless asked Fiscal Court to sign an amended trust for $36 million in solid waste bonds. The Wells Fargo Bank has held the 30-year bonds privately the past three years and the amended trust would keep Wells Fargo as the private holder of the bonds for the next three years.

    Fiscal court agreed to sign.

    NAS counsel John Eagan told fiscal court that with Wells Fargo holding the bonds the interest rate is lower and bonds do not have be marketed on either a daily, weekly or monthly basis.