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  • BOA denies RV park expansion on Highland

    The City of Carrollton’s Board of Adjustments voted 3-1 Feb. 20, to deny a conditional use permit for the expansion of an RV park on Highland Avenue.

    Port William Motel and RV Park, 2603 Highland Ave., wanted to create 10 additional RV spaces on the south side of the property, closest to Highland. There are currently 10 RV spots on the north side, closest to the Ohio River.

    Several area residents attended the public hearing that was held before the vote at the regular BOA meeting, with the majority being against the expansion.

  • Flooding at The Point

    On Sunday afternoon, all of Point Park was under water, with only some parts ofstructures andfacilities sticking up out of the water.

  • 2018 Flood | Tuesday, Feb. 27 Update

    The Ohio River in Carroll County is down more than a foot-and-a-half since Monday, but 26 roads remain closed due to high water Tuesday afternoon.

    At the daily meeting of county and city of Carrollton officials, Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said reports show water levels had dropped 27 inches at Markland Dam from Monday to Tuesday. However, at a point he is observing in Prestonville, the level had only dropped 19 inches in that same period.

  • 2018 Flood | Monday, Feb. 26 Update

    No new roads have been added to the closure list after a meeting Feb. 26, of Carroll County officials on the flooding situation.

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said the Ohio River crested Monday, and the Kentucky River crested Sunday. The Ohio River crested at 57.04 feet at 7:05 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

  • State of Emergency declared in Carroll County; 27 roads closed; shelter at Armory open

    Continued rising flood waters, evacuations, the effects on homes and businesses and road closures led Carroll County officials to declare a local state of emergency.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick signed the declaration that states “a State of Emergency exists in Carroll County until flood waters recede, roadways are cleared and daily activities return to normal.”

  • Carroll County EMA opens shelter, announces road closings

    Carroll County Emergency Management officials have opened the Kentucky National Guard Armory as a shelter for residents who have been forced from their homes due to flooding.

    In a statement released Friday morning, CCEM Director Ed Webb said the American Red Cross is operating the shelter at 1828 Hwy. 227 in Carrollton. “Please bring clothing, medications and basic necessities only,” he stated in the release. “No pets will be allowed at the armory and no furniture.”

  • Spa manager charged with promoting prostitution

    A Carroll County spa manager has been charged for allegedly promoting prostitution (two or more prostitutes) out of the Blue Accu Spa on Hwy. 227. 

    Jackie June Hong, 69, of Carrollton, was charged with the Class D felony Feb. 8, after Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations obtained a search warrant for Blue Accu Spa, located at 2529 Hwy. 227, Suite D. 

  • Wall of Fame inductees Travis, Yager honored | John Travis

    John “Dump” Travis said he was surprised to hear that he had been selected for Carroll County High School’s Wall of Fame. “It’s a privilege because they don’t have to recognize that. I feel honored they looked back and saw that what I accomplished was worth honoring.”

    Travis was a four-year athlete in football, track and basketball. But it was the football field where he really left his mark.

  • Wall of Fame inductees Travis, Yager honored

    Carroll County High School inducted John Travis and Carroll Yager Feb. 15, into its Wall of Fame, recognizing their athletic achievements at CCHS. A reception was held in the cafeteria before the picture and jersey unveiling in the hallway outside the gym. Travis and Yager also were recognized at halftime of the varsity Panthers’ game against Walton-Verona. Yager is a 1971 graduate and a four-year basketball and three-year track athlete. Travis is a 1974 graduate and a four-year football and track athlete.

  • Wall of Fame inductees Travis, Yager honored | Carroll Yager

    From playing pick-up games at the “Cow Palace” at Hill’s Dairy to playing in front of standing-room only crowds, basketball has been a lifelong passion for Carroll Yager. Being recognized for his achievements in the sport he loves is very exciting, he said.