.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane April 23

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries U.S .421 across the Ohio River from Milton to Madison, Ind., will be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23. Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in previous inspections.

    KYTC implemented a monthly inspection frequency in 2012 to review these locations.  The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.

  • Carrollton Utilities to flush hydrants April 18

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 18.

    Flushing of the hydrants is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggest that laundry should not be washed while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining of clothes could occur.

  • Hours reduced at NKCAC office

    Federal budget cuts that took effect due to the sequester have impacted a local agency that will shorten its office hours by closing on Fridays.

    The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission in Carroll County, along with other Neighborhood Centers located in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Pendleton, Grant, Owen and Gallatin counties will now operate Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and close on Fridays, according to an NKCAC news release.

  • Celebrating student art
  • 2013 Prom Court
  • Many fugitive slaves moved through area

    In the early 1800s, the Ohio River was considered to be the River Jordan by fugitive slaves seeking the Promised Land and freedom in the Northern states.

    With the majority of the 1,300-mile river making up Kentucky’s northern border – from West Virginia to Missouri – the majority of fugitives passed through the commonwealth to get to freedom, according to area historian Diane P. Coon of Shelbyville.

  • Repairs at county park ball fields to begin soon

    Robert Westrick Memorial Park will be a busy place beginning this Monday, but not for the usual reasons.

    Work will occur on two ball fields at the county park on Monday, April 22 in preparation for Little League’s opening day, May 11. At the same time, crews will begin repairing the pool there to ready it for opening on Memorial Day weekend.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a proposal from Mid-South Baseball for $19,300 at its Tuesday, April 9 meeting to remove two inches of dirt from fields one and three at the county park to rid them of rock.

  • Walker takes over as new mayor of Prestonville

    The City of Prestonville has elected Billy Walker Sr. as their new mayor after previous Mayor Vickie Burgin, who was recently charged with official misconduct, resigned her post during the city meeting on April 15.  Walker was currently serving as a city commissioner but assumed the mayor position immediately.

  • Graduation tickets to be limited due to fire code

    Beginning this year, the graduation ceremony at Carroll County High School is a ticketed event.

    The change is due to a determination by the state fire marshall’s office that the occupancy level for the CCHS gymnasium, where graduation is held, is 1,800. This is the number of people who can safely exit the building in case of an emergency.

    That means that this year’s senior class of 129 has been allocated 12 tickets per graduate.

  • Construction continues