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  • Fire briefs - Week of May 4, 2011

    Four juveniles involved in alleged arson at vacant warehouse

    Four Carrollton juveniles were cited to court and released to their parents after admitting to their involvement in a structure fire at a vacant warehouse Friday.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said a 13-year-old male was charged with arson, and a 17-year-old female, a 15-year-old male and a 12-year-old male were charged with complicity to arson, second degree. He said he did not think the incident was a willful destruction of property by the juveniles.

  • Worthville trailer a ‘total loss’ after fire

    Two Worthville residents lost their home Monday in a trailer fire, while the two neighboring trailers sustained siding damage from the heat.

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District responded on a mutual aid run to 10 Faith Street, the home of Kenny and Linda Harris. Westside Volunteer Fire Department also responded to provide additional water and personnel, Worthville Fire Chief Garland Breeden said.

  • High water closes roads, work begins to fix Mound Hill

    Several local roads remain closed due to high water and another is only open to limited traffic during the day as it undergoes repairs to fix damage caused by recent heavy rain.

    At press time Tuesday, county officials said Happy Hollow Lane, Second Street in Carrollton, and Notch Lick, Old Gilgal and Sheehan roads were closed due to high water. This came after the area received another 3.28 inches between Sunday and Tuesday at noon, according to the Kentucky Mesonet station near Arkema.

  • Plan sets city’s course for the next five years

    After months of hard work by Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement Officer Art Zook and representatives from the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, the 2011 Comprehensive Plan is complete.

    Planning and Zoning unanimously voted Monday to accept the plan and submit it to Carrollton City Council for final approval.

  • City to restart downtown business EIP grants

    Downtown businesses looking for financial assistance to improve the exterior facades of their buildings may soon have the opportunity again to apply for a grant from the city.

    For nearly two years, funds in the Enterprise Incentive Program account have been frozen because the program was not working the way city government thought it should. However, things may be thawing out, as city officials have begun to reconstruct the ordinance into something they are satisfied with.

  • Several roads reopen as flood waters recede

    Several roads that have been closed for more than a week in Carroll County have reopened as flood waters along the Ohio River recede.

    Officials said Monday that Notch Lick Road is now open. On Sunday, Blue Lick Road, Old Gilgal Road and Sheehan Road all reopened.

    The Ohio River dropped to below flood stage Friday morning.

    After cresting at 52.1 feet Wednesday at noon at the lower gauge of Markland Dam, the river has steadily dropped. Flood stage is 51 feet.

  • Several roads reopen as flood waters recede

    Several roads that have been closed for more than a week in Carroll County have reopened as flood waters along the Ohio River recede.

    Officials said Monday that Notch Lick Road is now open. On Sunday, Blue Lick Road, Old Gilgal Road and Sheehan Road all reopened.

    The Ohio River dropped to below flood stage Friday morning.

    After cresting at 52.1 feet Wednesday at noon at the lower gauge of Markland Dam, the river has steadily dropped. Flood stage is 51 feet.

  • Finding eggs and a bunny at the library
  • CCHS alumnus Diane McKinney raises ALS community awareness

    Carroll County High School alumnus Diane Vannarsdall McKinney is coordinating a team of walkers to participate in next month’s Walk to Defeat ALS in Louisville. McKinney has a twofold determination for participating in the walk. She wants to raise money for ALS research and bring awareness to the local region about the disease. Her motivation for both is the fact that her husband, Bob McKinney, was diagnosed with ALS in 2009.

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  • Job search success workshop planned

    Topics include resume and cover letter techniques, job search strategies, and skill analysis. 

    The class, sponsored by Brighton Center Inc. a partner of One Stop Northern Kentucky in Carrollton, is being held Thursday, May 12, Thursday June 9, and Thursday July 14 at the Carroll County Library, 136 Court Street, Carrollton. 

    All classes begin at 10 a.m. and end around 11:30 a.m.  Registration is required. Call Julie Stewart with Career Connections at (502) 732-8930 or (859) 428-8014.