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  • Hydro Green: Lock 1 decision to be made within year of permit

    The Kentucky River’s Lock and Dam No. 1 has “interesting potential” for a hydropower-generating unit, according to a Hydro Green Energy representative.

    Mark Stover, vice president of corporate affairs for Hydro Green Energy, responded Thursday to a News-Democrat article announcing his company’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kentucky River Lock and Dam No. 1 located on the Kentucky River in Carroll County.

  • Port William Historical Society receives $3,500 from city budget

    Carrollton City Council allocated $3,500 to the Port William Historical Society, up $1,500 from the original amount set aside in the upcoming fiscal year 2011-12 city budget.

  • Book proceeds benefit lung disease

    The American Lung Association Golf Tour Book is now available by calling (877) 893-5864 or at www.kylung.org. Take a swing against lung disease. The “Lung Book” offers discounts at more than 470 golf courses, ranges and resorts. That’s more than 2,000 rounds. Cost is $35 for one book or buy three and get one free. Your purchase helps the 35 million people living with lung disease.

  • Local assisted living facility set for auction

  • CCAS to celebrate the week of animals with food drive

    Carroll County Animal Support will join in the third annual celebration of Kentucky Week for the Animals with programs that it hopes can help bring donations of 1,000 pounds of animal food.

    The schedule includes the following events:

    Saturday, April 9: Extreme Couponing Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until noon at New’s Auction Barn, cost $30. Food drive kick-off will be held at the Blossom Shop parking lot at 12:30 p.m.

    Sunday, April 10: spend the day with your animals!

  • Motorcycle social
  • Pharmaceutical recovery box at Walmart

    A pharmaceutical recovery box has been stationed in the Walmart pharmacy beginning Monday, April 4. The box is available for deposit of any unwanted drugs, whether it be prescription, narcotic or over the counter. It will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday in front of the pharmacy drop-off area inside Walmart.

  • County prepares for watershed, Streetscape bid process

    Carroll County is moving forward with projects to install emergency watershed protection and to replace sidewalks around the courthouse in downtown Carrollton.

    On Friday, April 1, County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county is seeking contracts to bid on the watershed project. Bids are due by April 19 and to be opened April 20.

  • Non-profits have shot at ADF funding grants

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is now accepting applications from county non-profit organizations for capital expenses.

    Countywide, $5,670 is available in federal assistance through the Area Development Fund, which is administered through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the applications, due by April 26, can be picked up at this office in the courthouse. In addition to non-profits, cities and counties can also apply for the funding.

  • Lock No. 1 eyed for power hydro project

    A Texas company has applied to study building a hydropower project at Lock and Dam 1 that could impact the county-wide Park to Park Trails project.

    Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund LI filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kentucky River Lock and Dam 1 located on the Kentucky River in Carroll County.