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  • 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.

  • 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.