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Today's News

  • City to restart downtown business EIP grants

    Downtown businesses looking for financial assistance to improve the exterior facades of their buildings may soon have the opportunity again to apply for a grant from the city.

    For nearly two years, funds in the Enterprise Incentive Program account have been frozen because the program was not working the way city government thought it should. However, things may be thawing out, as city officials have begun to reconstruct the ordinance into something they are satisfied with.

  • Several roads reopen as flood waters recede

    Several roads that have been closed for more than a week in Carroll County have reopened as flood waters along the Ohio River recede.

    Officials said Monday that Notch Lick Road is now open. On Sunday, Blue Lick Road, Old Gilgal Road and Sheehan Road all reopened.

    The Ohio River dropped to below flood stage Friday morning.

    After cresting at 52.1 feet Wednesday at noon at the lower gauge of Markland Dam, the river has steadily dropped. Flood stage is 51 feet.

  • Several roads reopen as flood waters recede

    Several roads that have been closed for more than a week in Carroll County have reopened as flood waters along the Ohio River recede.

    Officials said Monday that Notch Lick Road is now open. On Sunday, Blue Lick Road, Old Gilgal Road and Sheehan Road all reopened.

    The Ohio River dropped to below flood stage Friday morning.

    After cresting at 52.1 feet Wednesday at noon at the lower gauge of Markland Dam, the river has steadily dropped. Flood stage is 51 feet.

  • Personal safety, home canning among Extension offerings

    On Thursday evening, April 28, Tom Dapron and Greg England, certified instructors with the National Rifle Assoc-iation, will present the national “Refuse to Be a Victim” program at the Exten-sion office. This interactive program will last from 6-9 p.m. Tom and Greg have worked with the Shooting Sports 4-H Club for years and are excellent instructors.

    Cost of the program is $10. If you are interested in attending, please call the Extension office at (502) 732-7030 so we have enough materials. Checks may be made payable to the Carroll County Extension Service.

  • Extension office has info on cleaning up after a flood

    The weather is a huge part of everyone’s discussion. We haven’t seen rain like this is quite some time and the river is quite the beast right now. Produc-ers will be making decisions before long as to how long can they wait on planting corn before switching to soybeans.

    The listing below is a location showing their current rainfall total through April 25, the most rain reported in April and the year and then the greatest monthly total and the month and year that occurred. January of 1937 wins three of the four locations.

  • Locals sought peace during Civil War

    The first shots of the War Between the States were fired upon Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, S.C., 150 years ago on April 12, 1861.

    The Louisville Journal speculated that Kentucky Gov. Beriah Magoffin would attempt to join the Confederacy in secession of the union of the United States of America. Magoffin was a state’s rights advocate and believed in each state’s right to secede. Further, he sympathized with the Confederate cause.

  • Finding eggs and a bunny at the library
  • To the rescue

    Anyone who has been around me very much knows I like to plan. And that’s exactly what we do each year as the group of us on the Carrollton Main Street Promotions Committee prepare for the Easter on the Square event.

    We have it all mapped out — from the arrival of the Easter Bunny through the prize drawings after the egg hunt at the end of the day.

    I learned Saturday that any plan can be quickly adapted based on circumstances.

  • To recognize Jesus, simply open the eyes to see him

    There is a story about a king who decided to set aside a special day to honor his greatest subject. When the big day arrived, there was a large gathering in the palace courtyard.

    Four finalists were brought forward, and from these four, the king would select the winner. The first person presented was a wealthy philanthropist. The king was told that this man was highly deserving of the honor because of his humanitarian efforts. He had given much of his wealth to the poor.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of April 27, 2011

    Wednesday, April 27

    Carroll County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. in the second-floor meeting room at the courthouse.

     Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Bingo is held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Thursday, April 28

    Weight Watchers meets at Family Worship Center with weigh-in at 5 p.m. and meeting at 5:30 p.m.