Local News

  • Dow donates $5,000 to CCPL

    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dow’s Carrollton manufacturing site working with the Dow Corning Foundation, Dow has donated $50,000–$5,000 each to 10 different libraries in surrounding communities, including $5,000 to Carroll County Public Library. The libraries were selected as recipients because of the number of people positively impacted by the resources and services they provide, according to a Dow news release.

  • Flood Cleanup

    Carrollton Fire Department firefighters sprayed off the pavement at Point Park and 2Rivers RV Park Tuesday. Volunteers at the park were Chief MIke Terrell, firefighters Glenn Chatham and Donald Whittaker, and junior firefighter Kaitlyn Miller.

  • THE FLOOD OF 2018
  • Volunteers aid homeowners and businesses in local evacuations

    One lesson learned in the 1997 flood is this is a giving community. Flash flooding and head water coming down Eagle Creek just about washed parts of Sanders, Worthville and Happy Hollow off the map. Volunteers spent numerous hours rescuing people, shoveling mud, and moving water logged personal items out of homes.

    This week’s reports of potential flooding should cause those in the flood prone areas to take notice of the water levels.

  • 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.