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  • City opts to outsource printing of tax bills

    Carrollton City Council opted to spend less and get less when city clerk Becky Pyles made a proposal to invest in a new computer software program that would put the city’s tax bills on the city’s computers.

    In a written proposal to council, Pyles explained that the property valuation office notified her they would no longer be printing the city’s tax bills.

  • County OKs Dow Corning foreign trade zone request

    Dow Corning Corp. has filed an application with the federal government seeking to have Carroll County become a subzone of the Louisville Foreign Trade Zone, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    Fiscal Court approved wording of an agreement between the company and county government where Dow Corning will make a payment annually to the local school corporation in lieu of taxes, based on an annual assessment.

  • Relay tops $30,000

    The Trimble Banner

    The grand total, so far, for this year’s Trimble County Relay for Life is $30,043, according to organizer Myrna Persell.

    The amount far surpasses last year’s total of just over $22,000.

    “I’m just ecstatic,” she said. Other counties have industries that donate large amounts of funds and also provide volunteers for the event. Here in rural Trimble County, the funding was raised by the hard work and dedication of individuals and small business. “To me, that’s something to be proud of.”

  • 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.