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  • Fiscal court to help fund county attorney’s office

    Fiscal Court approved the 2009-2010 budget, totaling $11,014,888, including additional funds for the county attorney’s office.

  • Arney named library director

    Lifelong Carroll County resident and interim library director Hillary Arney has been named the new library director for the Carroll County Public Library by its board of trustees.

    Arney has been the interim director since the previous director Jarrett Boyd retired in December after 26 years at the helm. The board interviewed a number of candidates for the position and then settled on Arney to lead the well established library into the future.

    Patricia Hersey has been tapped as the assistant director, Arney said.

  • City water customers expected to see 5 percent rate increase

    A 5 percent increase in water rates for Carrollton Utilities water customers is one step closer to becoming a reality, but an increase in sewer rates was put on hold.

    After the first reading of an ordinance amendment for the water rate increase during city council Monday, June 8, Carrollton Utilities manager Bill Osborne explained that the sewer rate increase will be put on hold for about six months.

  • New county health plan could save money

    The Trimble Banner

    Facing an 18 percent hike in health insurance premiums in the coming year, Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens asked Fiscal Court on Monday to consider a  a new plan that could save money for both the county and its employees.

  • Lewis Road set to close for Bridge replacement

    Replacement of a bridge on Lewis Road will force the road to be closed beginning on the morning of Thursday, June 18.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court on June 9 approved a bid of $247,909 for the bridge replacement project at Ghent on County Road 1009.

    Luhn and Oak Construction of Carrollton submitted bids for an HS20 bridge with a concrete box beam design at $242,199, or a steel bridge with an open grid deck at $220,000. The bids for HS25 bridges were $247,909 for a bridge with concrete box beam design, and $238,549 for a steel bridge with a open grid deck.

  • Open for business

    Airgas opted to open the gates to its new air separation unit with a blow torch and a chain cutting Monday instead of the normal ribbon cutting to welcome 20 new jobs to Carroll County.

    The air separation unit, known as an ASU, was built on Dow Corning property on Four Mile Road and it will be the largest customer of the new plant, Tom Thoman, senior vice president of Airgas, Merchant Gases said to a large crowd gathered for the official commissioning of the plant Monday, June 15.

  • Cemetery, sexton contract top city agenda

    Landmark News Service

    Complaints about the appearance of the Bedford Cemetery topped the agenda at the June 15 Bedford City Commission meeting.

    The city bought the cemetery from the local lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows for $1 in September. The lodge disbanded due to dwindling membership.

  • TC school retirees honored at June 4 breakfast

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County school personnel gathered for a June 4 breakfast to honor five employees who retired from service this year.

    Superintendent Marcia Dunaway thanked the retirees and other faculty and staff at the breakfast for all their hard work teaching the students, bringing them to school on buses, cooking for them and taking care of them.

    “We have a wonderful school system,” she said. “We get a lot of compliments. This is a great place. It’s home; it will always be special to me.”

  • Trimble Relay for Life poised to surpass 2008 donations

    The Trimble Banner

    The 2009 Relay for Life kicked off officially Monday, as team captains from all over Trimble County turned in money already collected.

    Organizer Myrna Persell, herself a cancer survivor, said $13,450 was brought in by teams Monday by many – but not all – of the 32 teams. She said the preliminary amount doesn’t include sponsorships, money raised from the sale of luminaria and money collected during a recent promotion at Subway in Bedford.

  • Fire chiefs ask drivers to be patient

    Two local fire chiefs are asking motorists to be patient if they see fire trucks attempting to cross the Milton-Madison Bridge.

    Prior to the fire at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison, Ind., Ind., a 15-ton weight limit was set on the Milton-Madison Bridge by the state of Kentucky in response to structural deficiencies discovered in a December bridge inspection.