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  • County prepares for watershed, Streetscape bid process

    Carroll County is moving forward with projects to install emergency watershed protection and to replace sidewalks around the courthouse in downtown Carrollton.

    On Friday, April 1, County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county is seeking contracts to bid on the watershed project. Bids are due by April 19 and to be opened April 20.

  • Non-profits have shot at ADF funding grants

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is now accepting applications from county non-profit organizations for capital expenses.

    Countywide, $5,670 is available in federal assistance through the Area Development Fund, which is administered through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the applications, due by April 26, can be picked up at this office in the courthouse. In addition to non-profits, cities and counties can also apply for the funding.

  • Lock No. 1 eyed for power hydro project

    A Texas company has applied to study building a hydropower project at Lock and Dam 1 that could impact the county-wide Park to Park Trails project.

    Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund LI filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kentucky River Lock and Dam 1 located on the Kentucky River in Carroll County.

  • Budget plan funds raises, park projects in next year

    Construction on the RV park and river walk, pay increases for city employees and physical and personnel changes at city hall top Carrollton’s 2011-12 fiscal year budget.

    The city held department budget meetings in mid-March, however changes have been made to the budget since then. Mayor Gene McMurry said once he has gone over the changes with the councilmembers individually, a final draft will be written. The first reading of the budget is set for April 25 at the city council meeting.

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  • Pharmaceutical drop-off in sheriff's office

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has begun participating in the pharmaceutical recovery program initiated by the Carrollton Police Department.

    A large blue box designated for pharmaceuticals is available in the sheriff’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    The box is part of a grant secured by CPD to ensure that prescription drugs are disposed of properly.

    The purpose of the grant was to take prescription drugs out of the pipeline that made them readily available to be stolen or ingested.

  • Rumpke wins city franchise bid with lower prices

    Carrollton City Council voted 4-0 to award the city’s garbage collection and disposal franchise to current contract holder Rumpke of Kentucky. This will extend its contract to May 31, 2017. Councilmembers Robb Adams and Larry Morgan were not present at the meeting.

  • Head Start building begins taking shape

    Work is under way on the new Carroll County Head Start facility behind Kathryn Winn Primary School.

    Head Start Director Pam McNeal said Monday that the building will house four Early Head Start classrooms for the birth-to 3-year-old program and four Head Start classrooms for the 3- to 4-year-old program.

  • Expenses rise in proposed $2.45 million jail budget

    Carroll County Fiscal Court got its first look at the proposed $2.45 million budget for the county’s detention center Tuesday, March 22.

    County Jailer Michael Humphrey presented the spending plan that balances by using $50,000 from the detention center’s reserves in a certificate of deposit.

    “We are on the borderline,” he said, noting he expects to do the same next year to keep his budget balanced.

    Under state law, the jailer is required to present his budget to fiscal court by April 1.

  • ‘Follow that rabbit’