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  • 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.

  • Lose & Associates eyes funding for Point Park projects

    President Emeritus David Lose of Lose & Associates presented Carrollton City Council with two opportunities to receive funding for the Point Park project, including the River Walk.

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  • Wi-fi system not working; city considers other options

    The current citywide Wi-Fi program does not work, Mayor Gene McMurry reported to Carrollton City Council Monday.

    Dave Barker with Broadlinc Communications LLC tested the six existing access points for Internet set up around Carrollton Monday with the mayor. He found two were sending a signal but had no Internet access, while the other four were allowing data traffic flow ranging from 200 kbps to 1.5 mbps, according to a letter from Barker to McMurry that he shared with council.

  • Veteran sign relocated

    With the war in Iraq ending, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he has made arrangements to move the wooden veterans sign from the courthouse square to the National Guard Armory. It will be anchored to the wall, and people can still go out and look at it.

    In the past, Tomlinson had expressed interest in putting a sign on I-71 recognizing the Veterans Memorial at General Butler State Resort Park. However, he found out the sign would cost $30,000, so he is looking at other options for signage.

  • Investigation finds faulty flue led to CO levels in Welch home

    Officials have determined a faulty flue led to a buildup of carbon monoxide that caused the Dec. 18 death of 57-year-old Evelyn Welch.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said the flue was found to be clogged when it was taken apart during the investigation into the cause of Welch’s death. Officials found deterioration of the flue — a vent pipe in an old chimney in the house that ran from the gas boiler that was used to heat the house, he said.

  • Holliday to speak at CCCDC meeting

    Dr. Terry Holliday, Kentucky Education Commissioner, will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s annual shareholders’ meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17, at noon, at General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. The public is invited to attend.

    Reservations for the noon lunch buffet must be made no later than Tuesday, Jan. 10 by calling the CCCDC office at (502) 732-7035. Cost of the hot buffet is $17.20, payable at the door, and includes tax, drink, and gratuity.

  • New businesses enhance leisure activities

    Patricia McDaniel has been an avid fisherman since she was a young girl growing up in Grant County and still goes “pond hopping” on various farms in the area, where she used to fish with her father.

    Dan Alexander, a Trimble County native now living in Carrollton, learned to play pool when he was about 5 years old. Today, he has an eye on turning pro.

    Both are entrepreneurs who are hoping their passions will fuel their businesses and provide new recreational opportunities for Carrollton’s residents.

  • Mayor pleased with RV Park progress despite later finish

    As winter turns to spring, the Two Rivers RV Park should be opening its gates to welcome in both local campers and visitors to the area. That is the hope of Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry.

  • Permit change receives just one comment

    With just a couple of days left before the public comment period ends on a revised permit for the Carrollton River Terminal, officials have received just one comment on the proposal.