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  • High water closes roads, work begins to fix Mound Hill

    Several local roads remain closed due to high water and another is only open to limited traffic during the day as it undergoes repairs to fix damage caused by recent heavy rain.

    At press time Tuesday, county officials said Happy Hollow Lane, Second Street in Carrollton, and Notch Lick, Old Gilgal and Sheehan roads were closed due to high water. This came after the area received another 3.28 inches between Sunday and Tuesday at noon, according to the Kentucky Mesonet station near Arkema.

  • Plan sets city’s course for the next five years

    After months of hard work by Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement Officer Art Zook and representatives from the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, the 2011 Comprehensive Plan is complete.

    Planning and Zoning unanimously voted Monday to accept the plan and submit it to Carrollton City Council for final approval.

  • City to restart downtown business EIP grants

    Downtown businesses looking for financial assistance to improve the exterior facades of their buildings may soon have the opportunity again to apply for a grant from the city.

    For nearly two years, funds in the Enterprise Incentive Program account have been frozen because the program was not working the way city government thought it should. However, things may be thawing out, as city officials have begun to reconstruct the ordinance into something they are satisfied with.

  • Several roads reopen as flood waters recede

    Several roads that have been closed for more than a week in Carroll County have reopened as flood waters along the Ohio River recede.

    Officials said Monday that Notch Lick Road is now open. On Sunday, Blue Lick Road, Old Gilgal Road and Sheehan Road all reopened.

    The Ohio River dropped to below flood stage Friday morning.

    After cresting at 52.1 feet Wednesday at noon at the lower gauge of Markland Dam, the river has steadily dropped. Flood stage is 51 feet.

  • Several roads reopen as flood waters recede

    Several roads that have been closed for more than a week in Carroll County have reopened as flood waters along the Ohio River recede.

    Officials said Monday that Notch Lick Road is now open. On Sunday, Blue Lick Road, Old Gilgal Road and Sheehan Road all reopened.

    The Ohio River dropped to below flood stage Friday morning.

    After cresting at 52.1 feet Wednesday at noon at the lower gauge of Markland Dam, the river has steadily dropped. Flood stage is 51 feet.

  • Finding eggs and a bunny at the library
  • CCHS alumnus Diane McKinney raises ALS community awareness

    Carroll County High School alumnus Diane Vannarsdall McKinney is coordinating a team of walkers to participate in next month’s Walk to Defeat ALS in Louisville. McKinney has a twofold determination for participating in the walk. She wants to raise money for ALS research and bring awareness to the local region about the disease. Her motivation for both is the fact that her husband, Bob McKinney, was diagnosed with ALS in 2009.

    What is ALS?

  • Job search success workshop planned

    Topics include resume and cover letter techniques, job search strategies, and skill analysis. 

    The class, sponsored by Brighton Center Inc. a partner of One Stop Northern Kentucky in Carrollton, is being held Thursday, May 12, Thursday June 9, and Thursday July 14 at the Carroll County Library, 136 Court Street, Carrollton. 

    All classes begin at 10 a.m. and end around 11:30 a.m.  Registration is required. Call Julie Stewart with Career Connections at (502) 732-8930 or (859) 428-8014.

  • Downtown market analysis seeks public input

    Carrollton City Council has contracted with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District to conduct a downtown market analysis.

    NKADD is working closely with the Carrollton Main Street Program and the Downtown Revitalization Committee on the study.

  • First reading approved for 2011-12 fiscal year city, CU budgets

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of the 2011-2012 fiscal year city budget Monday night. The second reading will be held at the next meeting, May 9.

    The city’s fiscal year runs from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. In the general fund, the balance forward from the current fiscal year to next is estimated at almost $1.5 million and the total estimated revenue is about $5.4 million for a total of $6,891,153. The total estimated appropriations for the general fund is $5,677,499, leaving an estimated $1,213,654 at the end of the fiscal year.