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  • Downtown market analysis seeks public input

    Carrollton City Council has contracted with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District to conduct a downtown market analysis.

    NKADD is working closely with the Carrollton Main Street Program and the Downtown Revitalization Committee on the study.

  • First reading approved for 2011-12 fiscal year city, CU budgets

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of the 2011-2012 fiscal year city budget Monday night. The second reading will be held at the next meeting, May 9.

    The city’s fiscal year runs from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. In the general fund, the balance forward from the current fiscal year to next is estimated at almost $1.5 million and the total estimated revenue is about $5.4 million for a total of $6,891,153. The total estimated appropriations for the general fund is $5,677,499, leaving an estimated $1,213,654 at the end of the fiscal year.

  • ‘Friendly’ approach touted for Sprint Cup

    Carroll County’s Sprint Cup committee continues to prepare for a community event scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 before the Sprint Cup Race weekend for both locals and visitors to enjoy.

    Mike Cooper, commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, and Hank Phillips, deputy commissioner, attended the monthly meeting offering their ideas for what may work over Sprint Cup weekend. Kentucky Speedway Account Executive Jesse Harris also attended the meeting.

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  • County braces for more rising water

    Monday was a busy day at Community Feed and Seed in Prestonville. Owner Junior Welch and his workers were hard at work moving everything out of the building to save it from the rising Ohio River.

    Nearby in Prestonville, Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh was packing up belongings at her home and that of her mother-in-law, Betty Marsh, next door as they prepared to move items on in case backwater rises like it did in 1997.

  • Two fires burn three Carrollton homes, result in excessive damage, no injuries

    Blasts of water smothered the orange flames, and black smoke turned to grayish white as Carrollton firefighters fought to save two homes on Fisher Avenue Sunday night. This was the second house fire call the department, along with Westside Volunteer Fire Department through mutual aid, responded to in the past week — the other being on Sixth Street.

  • Fire department responds to Fisher Avenue house fire

    Carrollton Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1605 Fisher Ave. in Carrollton Sunday night. The fire spread to the neighboring house, 1603 Fisher Ave. There were no people injured, but two dogs died in the fire, according to the resident's mother and owner. Westside Volunteer Fire Department, Carrollton Police Department and Carroll County Sheriff's Office were also on scene. More information will be reported in Wednesday's paper.

  • News briefs

    Fiscal court approves increase
    for fall election workers

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, April 12 to increase the amount the county pays election workers for training and working election day. Beginning with the election this November, workers will receive $25 for training and $100 for election day. Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county is currently paying $10 for training and $90 for election day. The difference will amount to $3,600, he said.

  • FNB offers free document shredding Friday

    A free shred day event is set for April 22 at First National Bank of Carrollton in celebration of Earth Day.
    Working with Cintas Corp., the leader in secure document management services, First National Bank, 604 Highland Ave. in Carrollton, is offering local residents the opportunity to safely shred confidential personal and business documents.

  • Park vandalism prompts removal of restroom doors

    The doors are coming down and the cinder block walls are going up at the Point Park restrooms due to vandalism, Mayor Gene McMurry said in an interview Wednesday.

    Vandals have been beating the locks off of the $300 doors, making it difficult for them to last through the winter, the mayor said. He said the city is paying Carrollton resident Melvin Stewart $400 to lay the blocks, which the city already had in stock.