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  • Prestonville set to pay sewer bill early, hired mowing company

    The City of Prestonville hopes to save the city and its residents years of sewer costs by paying the remainder of the money borrowed to upgrade the sewer as early as this year.

    During the March 17 meeting, the mayor and commissioners discussed paying off the additional amount, currently about $98,000, as soon as possible.

    “It will benefit everybody in Prestonville,” Mayor Billy Walker said.  He went on to say he has been “pushing for this for a while.”

  • Feelin’ the need for speed
  • County Attorney introduces Drive Safe program for traffic violations

    Carroll County Attorney Nicholas Marsh Tuesday introduced Drive Safe Kentucky, a new program to teach and refresh safe driving techniques and review traffic laws of Kentucky.

    The goal of this program is to make the participant a safer driver and to reduce the number of repeat offenders by providing education on traffic and driving safety issues. If eligible, participants will complete the program online or by DVD instead of appearing in court.

  • City proclaims child abuse prevention month

    City of Carrollton has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, according to a proclamation signed by Mayor Gene McMurry.

    The document states that every child deserves to grow up in a safe, loving permanent home where his or her physical, emotional and educational needs are fully met thereby giving the child an opportunity to realize his or her full potential.

  • Fiscal Court helps Carrollton pay for fireworks

    Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday approved $7,500 toward the city of Carrollton’s Fourth of July fireworks show at Point Park.

    District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller said he had received a request from the city to assist with about $8,000, half of the cost of a show that had been estimated to cost $16,000.

  • Chimney fire
  • Prestonville 2013 audit completed

    Prestonville City Committee received its 2013 audit report March 3 during a special meeting at city hall.

    Prestonville City Clerk Allison Willhoite shared the results of the audit conducted by Ross & Company PLLC for the period July 1, 2012, till June 30, 2013. 

    Willhoite said a special meeting was called on the recommendation of the City Attorney Corey Gamm.  Gamm told Willhoite the audit needs to be published within 30 days. But before that could happen, it needed to be presented to city commissioners and the mayor.

  • Judge-exec candidates to speak at Rotary

    The Rotary Club of Carrollton presents weekly programs focused on the future of Carroll County featuring candidates for the Democratic nomination for judge-executive.

    Club President-Elect Jeff Moore said the candidates have accepted the Rotary’s invitation to speak on their vision for the county’s future during the lunch meetings held at noon on Wednesdays at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Carrollton City Council | March 10, 2014

    EIP application for deck approved

    Carroll County residents and visitors will soon be able to enjoy a scoop of ice cream while sitting on a deck facing the Ohio River behind the former Carrollton Federal Bank building. Carrollton City Council awarded an Enterprise Incentive Program grant to building owner Homer Kunselman.

  • More graduation honors, higher requirements in 2015

    Carroll County Board of Education members came to an agreement at a work session meeting Tuesday that they would like to keep the valedictorian and salutatorian honors and add cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude designations to the Carroll County High School graduation ceremony in order to recognize more students for their achievements. The requirements for these new designations will continue to be discussed at the next regular board meeting at 5 p.m. March 27, at Carroll County Middle School.