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Local News

  • 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.

  • Sounds of Scotland
  • 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.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFS

    4-Hers working to raise funds for camp

    Trimble County’s 4-Hers will be collecting funds for camp during a road block at the Bedford stoplight from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16. They also will have a booth at the Community Yard Sale on May 22-23 at Morgan Community Center.

    The group hopes to raise enough to cover each camper’s $30 camping fee.

    City of Bedford Relay team hosts yard sale

  • Milton plans water, sewer rate increase

    The Trimble Banner

    Facing a significant loss in revenue, Milton City Commission is proposing increases for its water and sewer services.

    Mayor Donnie Oakley told commissioners during a special budget meeting Tuesday, May 5, that the city likely will receive $36,000 less than anticipated from its insurance premium tax. Many small cities have established the tax, which is paid by the insurance companies based on the number of residents who carry policies. The tax is something like a fee charged to out-of-town companies who do business within the city limits.

  • Christian Academy marks National Day of Prayer

    The News-Democrat

    Lessons from American history and passages of scripture highlighted a special ceremony in observance of the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 9 at Christian Academy of Carrollton.

    Students and faculty at CAC observed the event during a commemorative assembly in the school’s new gymnasium facility.