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  • City leaders develop rules for Two Rivers campground

    Now that the Two Rivers RV Park construction is well on its way and heading toward the finish line, rules and regulations for the facility are next on the agenda. City government officials and members of the general public met Tuesday, Jan. 10 at city hall to evaluate what other similar RV parks have done and to begin making decisions for Carrollton’s new park.

  • Learning a Life in Poverty

    Carroll County Schools faculty and staff experienced the struggles and obstacles low-income families deal with day in and day out in the community during a simulation by Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission.

    Robin Huesman, family advocate for the Family Ties Resource Center, participated in the simulation at a regional meeting and thought it would be a great exercise for the faculty and staff to experience.

  • Holliday says education sparks community growth

    Education = Employment = Economic Growth.

    That was Tuesday’s lesson for members of the Carroll County Community Development Corp. from state education Commissioner Terry Holliday, Ph.D.

    Holliday was the guest speaker for the CCCDC’s annual meeting, held at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

    He commended the Carroll County School District’s commitment to working toward the state’s new Unbridled Learning initiative, which focuses on preparing all students for college or careers beyond high school.

  • County Attorney begins collection of owed property taxes

    Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh has begun collecting delinquent property taxes owed to the county.

    Marsh’s office sent letters to 15 delinquent taxpayers in November.

    “I wanted to start with a few of these complaints to begin the process of cleaning up the delinquent tax rolls,” he said. “This is just the beginning, and more delinquent taxpayers will be contacted in the future.”

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Jan. 11, 2012

    Forum set to gather feedback on study

    A public forum will be held next month to get feedback from citizens on the recently completed downtown market study.

    The meeting will be held on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., at a location that remains to be determined.

    The market study was performed by Northern Kentucky Area Development District. The purpose of the forum will be to inform the public about what has been done so far to stimulate downtown growth and to brainstorm ideas for what they would like to see in downtown Carrollton.

  • Audit shows city with increased assets due to projects

    The city of Carrollton and Carrollton Utilities both saw their assets increase last year, according to the fiscal year 2011 audit presented Monday night.

    Raisor, Zapp & Woods, P.S.C. performed the city of Carrollton’s annual audit. The report separated Carrollton Utilities from the rest of the city.

    The city’s total assets are a little more than $58.5 million, while its total liabilities are roughly $12.2 million, for a total of about $46.2 million in net assets. This is up from the 2009-2010 fiscal year of roughly $38.6 million.

  • Home Heater Safety

    As the effects of winter are finally being felt in our area, the Carrollton Fire Department would like to remind area residents of the dangers of improper use of portable heaters.

    Kerosene heaters or electric heaters powered by gasoline generators have the ability to cause carbon monoxide poisoning if placed in or near the home or garage. Please be mindful and place them far away from your home in a well-ventilated area.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Jan. 11, 2012

    Fiscal court accepts engineering services proposal

  • Subway’s new C’ton location to offer space for meetings

    Another new “face” coming to the downtown Carrollton business district is actually a very familiar one.

    Subway is preparing to open its second Carrollton sub shop at Park Lanes Shopping Center in the former Movie Gallery location.

    Rita Wallace, manager of the Subway on Floyd Drive next to Quick Lane, said the new location is scheduled to open Wednesday, Jan. 18.

  • Sonic readies to re-open

    Sonic Drive-In soon will return to Carrollton.

    The fast-food restaurant, known for its car-hop service and outside seating, will re-open at the same location on Jay Louden Road in front of TraderBaker’s, off Hwy. 227, according to manager Roy York.

    York said the store was one of six in Northern Kentucky owned by the Hall’s Group; all six stores were purchased by the Irons Group, which owns and operates 100 Sonic locations and 100 Church’s Chicken restaurants from Northern Kentucky to South Carolina.