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  • Cleaning the riverbanks
  • Pier rehab underway at Milton-Madison bridge

    Employees and subcontractors for project contractor Walsh Construction Co. are in the process of rehabilitating the existing piers of the Milton-Madison bridge.

    Walsh project manager Charlie Gannon and Aaron Stover, an engineer with Michael Baker Jr., Inc, conducted a tour for members of the media last week during which they explained the scope of work underway to replace the aging structure with a new span on the existing piers.

    “Pier-strengthening is referred to as the concrete jacket around the piers,” Gannon said.

  • Redistricting will affect small area in districts 1, 2

    A panel appointed to look at Carroll County’s voting districts is recommending only a small change to the current three-district map, despite an increase of more than 6 percent in the county’s population.

    County Clerk Alice Marsh presented the recommendations from the reapportionment board that balances the county districts by moving a three-block area from District 2 into District 1 to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday.

  • Fireworks cancelled due to lack of funding

    There will not be a fireworks display at General Butler State Resort Park this year.

    On Friday the park issued a written statement explaining that the fireworks display will not be held because funding is not available this year. The statement, from Kentucky Department of Parks Deputy Commissioner Steve Brooks, explained that in recent years the annual show has been supported with funding from city and county municipalities.

  • Humphrey cited for Point Park vandalism

    A Carrollton resident was cited for vandalizing city property at Point Park.

    Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Steve Abbott was patrolling the area on June 6 when he observed Michael B. Humphrey, 20, writing on a picnic table with a paint pen, according to the police report. Humphrey also had 10 other paint pens in his possession and stated that this was the second time he had done this.

  • Stigers back on the beat with Carrollton police

    A familiar face has officially returned to the Carrollton Police Department.

    Officer Tony Stigers began his first day back on the force Friday. He previously worked for the department from 2001-2004. He then took a job with the Owenton Police Department because it was closer to his home in Owen County.

  • New urgent care center comes together

    The walls went up last week on a new urgent care center on Floyd Drive, which is expected to open in September.

    Kentucky Urgent Care will bring the first dialysis center to Carroll County, along with office space where new specialists can see patients locally, Dr. Mark Miller said in a Friday interview. Miller, along with Drs. Samer Hussein, Ranjhan Gopang and others are partners in the corporation developing the project.

  • Conway: City violated state's open records law

    Kentucky’s attorney general issued a  decision May 23 stating that the city of Carrollton violated the state’s Open Records Act on a request for information regarding properties on Polk Street.

    The decision, issued by Attorney General Jack Conway and Assistant Attorney General Amye L. Bensenhaver, states that the city violated the open-records law by failing to properly respond to a records request from Salome Frances Spenneburg Kist.

  • Perception vs. reality

    Raw data from an area shopping survey conducted last month by Northern Kentucky Area Development District provides a glimpse into what area residents would like to see in the historic downtown section of Carrollton’s business district.

    The historic district, defined by the Carrollton Main Street Program, includes the area from Prestonville bridge east to Seventh Street and from the Ohio River south to Sycamore Street.

  • City cleanup a success

    Mayor Gene McMurry said the city cleanup day with Rumpke Saturday was successful; however there was not as big of a turnout as he had hoped. About 25-30 residents participated in the cleanup, and two people called needing assistance getting their items to the curb. McMurry said the cleanup was successful enough that he wants to host the event again next year.