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Today's News

  • Panther royalty: Glauber, Wheeler queen and king
  • Fire briefs - Week of May 4, 2011

    Four juveniles involved in alleged arson at vacant warehouse

    Four Carrollton juveniles were cited to court and released to their parents after admitting to their involvement in a structure fire at a vacant warehouse Friday.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said a 13-year-old male was charged with arson, and a 17-year-old female, a 15-year-old male and a 12-year-old male were charged with complicity to arson, second degree. He said he did not think the incident was a willful destruction of property by the juveniles.

  • Worthville trailer a ‘total loss’ after fire

    Two Worthville residents lost their home Monday in a trailer fire, while the two neighboring trailers sustained siding damage from the heat.

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District responded on a mutual aid run to 10 Faith Street, the home of Kenny and Linda Harris. Westside Volunteer Fire Department also responded to provide additional water and personnel, Worthville Fire Chief Garland Breeden said.

  • High water closes roads, work begins to fix Mound Hill

    Several local roads remain closed due to high water and another is only open to limited traffic during the day as it undergoes repairs to fix damage caused by recent heavy rain.

    At press time Tuesday, county officials said Happy Hollow Lane, Second Street in Carrollton, and Notch Lick, Old Gilgal and Sheehan roads were closed due to high water. This came after the area received another 3.28 inches between Sunday and Tuesday at noon, according to the Kentucky Mesonet station near Arkema.

  • Plan sets city’s course for the next five years

    After months of hard work by Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement Officer Art Zook and representatives from the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, the 2011 Comprehensive Plan is complete.

    Planning and Zoning unanimously voted Monday to accept the plan and submit it to Carrollton City Council for final approval.

  • 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.