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  • Redistricting places Carroll in new senatorial district

    Carroll and Henry counties are no longer part of the state’s 26th Senate district. Those counties, which, historically, have been served by Republican Sen. Ernie Harris, now fall into the 20th District, represented by Sen. Paul Hornback, also a Republican.

    Population growth statewide, as documented by the 2010 U.S. census, means districts for both the state House of Representatives and Senate were redrawn, approved and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear last week. Lawmakers are still working to redraw the six districts for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Kentucky study puts first-year value on casinos at $1.7 billion

    By Karla Ward

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Allowing casinos at eight Kentucky racetracks would have an estimated $1.7 billion economic impact on the state during the casinos’ first full year of operation, according to a study released Monday by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    That would include $464.7 million in gaming tax revenue, $164.6 million of which would go to racing-industry programs, according to the Kentucky Gaming Market Analysis and Impacts Report, which was paid for by racing-industry interests.

  • Sanders responds to fire

    Sanders Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small electrical fire in an attic on Main Street in Sanders Saturday, Jan. 14.

    The call came in to Carroll County Dispatch at 4:03 p.m. Sanders Fire was on scene at 178 Main Street at 4:11 p.m.

    Fire Chief David Crawford said Rose Adams was home at the time of the fire and called her son, Thomas Abercrombie, who lives across the street. Abercrombie, who also is a firefighter, called 911 and then responded to the station. Crawford said six firefighters responded on the run.

  • Community remembers ‘37 flood experience

    Water levels from numerous Ohio River flood events are recorded on the side of a two story building in downtown Milton. A plaque hanging on the hallway wall of the Carroll County Courthouse records the depth of the most devastating flood in Carrollton’s history. The plaque and the highest watermark on the Milton structure are representative of the same event—the 1937 flood, which occurred 75 years ago this month.

  • City leaders develop rules for Two Rivers campground

    Now that the Two Rivers RV Park construction is well on its way and heading toward the finish line, rules and regulations for the facility are next on the agenda. City government officials and members of the general public met Tuesday, Jan. 10 at city hall to evaluate what other similar RV parks have done and to begin making decisions for Carrollton’s new park.

  • Learning a Life in Poverty

    Carroll County Schools faculty and staff experienced the struggles and obstacles low-income families deal with day in and day out in the community during a simulation by Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission.

    Robin Huesman, family advocate for the Family Ties Resource Center, participated in the simulation at a regional meeting and thought it would be a great exercise for the faculty and staff to experience.

  • Holliday says education sparks community growth

    Education = Employment = Economic Growth.

    That was Tuesday’s lesson for members of the Carroll County Community Development Corp. from state education Commissioner Terry Holliday, Ph.D.

    Holliday was the guest speaker for the CCCDC’s annual meeting, held at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

    He commended the Carroll County School District’s commitment to working toward the state’s new Unbridled Learning initiative, which focuses on preparing all students for college or careers beyond high school.

  • County Attorney begins collection of owed property taxes

    Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh has begun collecting delinquent property taxes owed to the county.

    Marsh’s office sent letters to 15 delinquent taxpayers in November.

    “I wanted to start with a few of these complaints to begin the process of cleaning up the delinquent tax rolls,” he said. “This is just the beginning, and more delinquent taxpayers will be contacted in the future.”

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Jan. 11, 2012

    Forum set to gather feedback on study

    A public forum will be held next month to get feedback from citizens on the recently completed downtown market study.

    The meeting will be held on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., at a location that remains to be determined.

    The market study was performed by Northern Kentucky Area Development District. The purpose of the forum will be to inform the public about what has been done so far to stimulate downtown growth and to brainstorm ideas for what they would like to see in downtown Carrollton.

  • Audit shows city with increased assets due to projects

    The city of Carrollton and Carrollton Utilities both saw their assets increase last year, according to the fiscal year 2011 audit presented Monday night.

    Raisor, Zapp & Woods, P.S.C. performed the city of Carrollton’s annual audit. The report separated Carrollton Utilities from the rest of the city.

    The city’s total assets are a little more than $58.5 million, while its total liabilities are roughly $12.2 million, for a total of about $46.2 million in net assets. This is up from the 2009-2010 fiscal year of roughly $38.6 million.