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  • County pool opening delayed until mid-June to meet new safety rules

    The opening of Carroll County’s swimming pool will be delayed by about a month as work gets underway to bring the facility in line with new federal safety guidelines.

    At the May 12 Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, judge executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the pool will be allowed to open for the summer season. Unlike previous years, the swimming pool at Robert Westrick Memorial Park will not open on Memorial Day weekend.

  • Cost-cutting to bring cuts at Carrollton Arkema plant

    A restructuring plan at Arkema’s North American operations will bring cost cutting measures that include staff cuts at Carrollton’s plant as the company tries to trim $40 million from its expenses by 2010.

    This restructuring of Arkema’s operations in North America is part of an overall $740 million cost reduction move for the entire group implemented since 2006, the company said during its May 13 announcement.

  • ArvinMeritor to close plant by year’s end

    The ArvinMeritor plant and its employees have been in limbo for months as jobs have been dwindling, people have been laid off and rumors swirled about the plant closing. It is now definite — the plant will close.

    ArvinMeritor announced its decision to close the Carrollton plant by the end of this calendar year, company spokesman Krista Sohm announced May 13 in a press release. A total of 129 jobs will be eliminated with the closing, according to the company.

  • BREAKING NEWS

    The News-Democrat

    ArvinMeritor officials Wednesday notified United Auto Workers Union Lcal 1813 that the Carrollton plant on U.S. 42 will be closed.

    Company officials previously announced plans to close the machining operations and keep the foundry operating at the plant. But, following a Wednesday morning meeting with U.A.W. local 1813 members and its employees, ArvinMeritor sent out a news release stating plans to shut down entire plant, terminating 129 employees.

  • Show celebrates agricultural heritage

    The News-Democrat

    More than 50 tractors, some modern and many antinque, paraded down Highland Avenue Saturday afternoon in celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage.

    Part of the Pioneer Power Tractor Club’s annual show, the parade took many of the entires on a short journey down Port William Lane, to Park Avenue and then back to the show grounds, next to Kentucky Motors. Nearly two dozen other tractors separated off from the parade for a five-mile trek to M&T Road and back through Indian Hills on state Hwy. 36 on their way back to the show.

  • County gets recreational grant to link park trails

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County has been awarded $65,500 in grant money to be used to launch a park to park trails project that will eventually connect Point Park, General Butler State Resort Park and the Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    The announcement was made at Tuesday’s meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court by Carroll County Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

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  • Board seeks grant for library

    The Trimble Banner

    With just a few months before construction is set to begin on a new facility, the Trimble County Public Library board of directors is submitting an application for up to $500,000 in federal grant money.

    Trimble County Fiscal Court held a public hearing Wednesday, May 6, regarding the library’s application for Community Development Block Grant funds.

  • Heritage Saturday to feature variety of activities for the family

    The News-Democrat

    The Port William Historical Society will host Heritage Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at the historic Masterson House, located across from Arkema on U.S. Hwy. 42, east of Carrollton. There is no admission charge to attend.

    “We hope to draw more people in this year,” said Karen Claiborne, president of the Port William Historical Society. “With the economy the way it is, people are looking for activities to do that are close to home.”

  • Celebrating Nursing Home Week

    The Trimble Banner

    A new administrator has been hired at Signature Health Care Center in Bedford.

    Fran Stahl, originally of Maysville, Ky., started his job Monday, just in time for the facility’s celebration of National Nursing Home Week.

    Stahl is a Bellarmine University graduate and had been administrator of Signature’s health care facility in Bracken County for two years.

    “I’m hoping to be here and take care of our residents, and be an asset to the community,” he said.