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  • Shaking was ‘no fault’ in Kentucky

    An earthquake nearly 500 miles away in Mineral, Va., startled some local residents last Tuesday as it shook buildings and rattled furniture in their offices and homes.

    At Jefferson Community and Technical College on Main Street in Carrollton, Carol Duncan noticed the motion in her classroom, campus director Susan Carlisle said Friday.

    “My projector is shaking,” Duncan told Carlisle, who was at her desk and also felt the shaking from the quake.

  • Two projects win city’s first EIP funding in two years

    Building improvements are on the horizon for several properties in Carrollton’s downtown historic district.

    The city’s Design and Review Board gave its approval to fund two Enterprise Incentive Program projects at a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 25.

    The board granted a total of $5,150 for a business and a church, the first time an award has been made from the EIP funds for nearly two years since a moratorium on funding projects was put in place by city council.

  • City paving list approved, zoning violators to be prosecuted

    After discussing the issue for multiple meetings, Carrollton City Council decided Monday where to spend most of its allotted $90,000 for road paving in 2011-12. “We trimmed down in places we needed to to get the money down,” Mayor Gene McMurry said.

    The following streets will be paved at a cost of $83,177 by Ohio Valley Asphalt:

    • End of Hawkins at 11th Street – widen for truck turn - $2,840

    • Fourth Street between Highland Avenue and Sycamore Street - $0

    • Clay Street between 10th and 11th streets - $7,292

  • Two mobile meth labs found during traffic stop

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Mississippi man in Carroll County on drug-related charges Thursday, Aug. 18.

    Bobby K. Mitchell, 40, of Myrtle, Miss. was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently lodged at the Carroll County Detention on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • Two mobile meth labs found during traffic stop

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Mississippi man in Carroll County on drug-related charges Thursday, Aug. 18.

    Bobby K. Mitchell, 40, of Myrtle, Miss. was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently lodged at the Carroll County Detention on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • Fiscal court considers options for Rumpke garbage contract

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is reviewing two options for its garbage collection contract — one would hold the line on the monthly fee, while the other comes with an increase to cover a central dumpster location.

    Fiscal court opened bids for its garbage collection contract Tuesday during its regular meeting. The only bid came from Rumpke of Kentucky, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is the company that currently holds the franchise.

    County Attorney Nick Marsh opened the Rumpke bid and read off the proposed rates that would run through September 2015.

  • Picnicking in the Park

    The families of Army National Guard’s Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery in Carrollton are getting ready for an expected deployment sometime in 2012.

    Preparedness for what lies ahead was the message delivered by speakers and unit leaders at the National Guard unit’s annual family picnic Sunday.

  • Poker run raises $5,200 to help fund local children’s Christmas

    Approximately 211 people and 120 bikes participated in the second annual ‘Helping Kids in our Neighborhood’ Poker Run on Sunday. The event raised $5,200.50, which will be presented to Leigh Ann Roberts with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, who runs the Community Christmas Project.

  • Cuts impact funds for emergency programs

    Carroll County will see about 24 percent less funding this year from the federal Emergency Shelter and Food Program.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson conducted a public hearing on the funding program Monday, Aug. 15, to hear comments on the use of the $7,104 allocated to Carroll County this year.

    Tomlinson said $6,104 will go to the Northern Kentucky Community Action Agency and $1,000 to the social concerns committee of the Carroll County Ministerial Association.

  • River Valley Winery earns Indy bronze medals

    River Valley Winery won two medals at the Indy International Wine Competition Aug. 3-5 in West Lafayette, Ind.

    The Carroll County winery was one of eleven earning awards at the event.

    River Valley, located on Mound Hill Road, received bronze medals for its Cayuga White and Loretto wines.