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  • THE 2018 FLOOD
  • No injuries in flood; 14 roads still closed

    Many in Carroll County were breathing a sigh of relief Monday, Feb. 26, when the Ohio River crested at 57.04 feet at the Markland Dam lower lock, more than 18 inches lower than the National Weather Service prediction.

    While water did get into some structures, a number of homes and other locations around the county were spared from what could have been levels more in line with the flood of 1997.

  • Mayor, judge bring Carroll’s concerns to transportation meeting

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams and Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick took Carrollton’s and Carroll County’s concerns to the Kentucky Department of Transportation District 6’s quarterly meeting Monday, Feb. 26.

    The Prestonville Bridge replacement has been included in the 2018 transportation plan, however the county will not know if the bridge made the final cut until April, Adams told city council Monday night.

  • BOA denies RV park expansion on Highland

    The City of Carrollton’s Board of Adjustments voted 3-1 Feb. 20, to deny a conditional use permit for the expansion of an RV park on Highland Avenue.

    Port William Motel and RV Park, 2603 Highland Ave., wanted to create 10 additional RV spaces on the south side of the property, closest to Highland. There are currently 10 RV spots on the north side, closest to the Ohio River.

    Several area residents attended the public hearing that was held before the vote at the regular BOA meeting, with the majority being against the expansion.

  • Flooding at The Point

    On Sunday afternoon, all of Point Park was under water, with only some parts ofstructures andfacilities sticking up out of the water.

  • 2018 Flood | Tuesday, Feb. 27 Update

    The Ohio River in Carroll County is down more than a foot-and-a-half since Monday, but 26 roads remain closed due to high water Tuesday afternoon.

    At the daily meeting of county and city of Carrollton officials, Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said reports show water levels had dropped 27 inches at Markland Dam from Monday to Tuesday. However, at a point he is observing in Prestonville, the level had only dropped 19 inches in that same period.

  • 2018 Flood | Monday, Feb. 26 Update

    No new roads have been added to the closure list after a meeting Feb. 26, of Carroll County officials on the flooding situation.

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said the Ohio River crested Monday, and the Kentucky River crested Sunday. The Ohio River crested at 57.04 feet at 7:05 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

  • State of Emergency declared in Carroll County; 27 roads closed; shelter at Armory open

    Continued rising flood waters, evacuations, the effects on homes and businesses and road closures led Carroll County officials to declare a local state of emergency.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick signed the declaration that states “a State of Emergency exists in Carroll County until flood waters recede, roadways are cleared and daily activities return to normal.”

  • Carroll County EMA opens shelter, announces road closings

    Carroll County Emergency Management officials have opened the Kentucky National Guard Armory as a shelter for residents who have been forced from their homes due to flooding.

    In a statement released Friday morning, CCEM Director Ed Webb said the American Red Cross is operating the shelter at 1828 Hwy. 227 in Carrollton. “Please bring clothing, medications and basic necessities only,” he stated in the release. “No pets will be allowed at the armory and no furniture.”

  • Spa manager charged with promoting prostitution

    A Carroll County spa manager has been charged for allegedly promoting prostitution (two or more prostitutes) out of the Blue Accu Spa on Hwy. 227. 

    Jackie June Hong, 69, of Carrollton, was charged with the Class D felony Feb. 8, after Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations obtained a search warrant for Blue Accu Spa, located at 2529 Hwy. 227, Suite D.