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  • Property owners face tax increases

    Though no one from the general public attended, three public hearings were held last week that will raise taxes on real property and personal tangible property in the Carroll County area.

    The city of Carrollton, the Carroll County Public Library, and the Carroll County Board of Education each had hearings requesting the increases.

  • Grant funds could put bridge replacement on the fast track

    Building a new superstructure on the old piers of the Milton-Madison Bridge is considered the best option for the U.S. 421 bridge spanning the Ohio River, project officials say.

    It could be completed and open to traffic as early as February 2012, if a federal grant application being filed by transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana is approved.

  • Fiscal court purchases warehouse behind jail

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted during its Aug. 11 meeting to authorize Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to pursue the purchase of a piece of property on the corner of Eighth and Polk Streets.

    The property is the former Woods Reynolds Warehouse, located directly behind and adjoining the Carroll County Regional Detention Center property. The purchase price is $60,000, according Tomlinson.

    The purchase, Tomlinson said, is “contingent on the completion of a good environmental study and a clear title.”

  • Merchants upset over sidewalk sale restrictions

    Sidewalk sales are often an important part of a retail business, but many downtown Carrollton businesses were notified recently that they are illegal in some circumstances.

    Section 91 of the city’s code of ordinances gives the restrictions for using the sidewalk in front of a business and sidewalk sales are not included in the ordinance unless it is for seasonal merchandise or as part of a cafe or restaurant.

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  • County to receive additional road funding

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has received verification from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office that an additional $91,690 is being released to Carroll County for work on rural secondary roads. Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told the members of Carroll County Fiscal Court at the Aug.11 meeting that he had received this notification in a letter from Gov. Beshear.

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  • City taking legal action in nuisance violations

    Individuals with violations of Carrollton’s nuisance ordinance can expect legal action with the city as the complaining witness in the near future.

    Following a lengthy executive session Monday, Aug. 10, Carrollton City Council gave Mayor Dwight Louden authority to “pursue legal action against those individuals with violations of the nuisance ordinance.”

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  • Hearing set on increase in tax levy for schools

    The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Carroll County Middle School Library at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 51.8 cents on real estate property and 51.8 cents on personal property.