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  • City budget remains sound despite tough economic times

    Amending current budgets and adopting new budgets for the upcoming fiscal year shows that the City of Carrollton is financially sound even though some departments overspent their budget.

    The city government and Carrollton Utilities had second reading and final adoption of current budget amendments and budgets for the 2009-10 fiscal year Monday, May 11.

    The 2009 – 2010 city budget shows revenues are expected to be $4.9 million and expenditures are projected to be $3.6 million.  

  • Report shows Carroll near top in smoker numbers

    Kentucky appears to be slowly letting go of its tobacco heritage that has kept the state at the bottom of national lists on the number of people who light up or use smokeless products.

    For years, Kentucky has been the number one state in the nation for percentage of residents who smoke. But this year’s numbers show the Bluegrass state has dropped to number three behind West Virginia as first and Indiana as second, according to the Center for Disease Control.

  • Trimble, Carroll records duplicated archived in Frankfort

    Landmark News Service

    Last month’s fire at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison, Ind., served as a wake-up call to governments in surrounding communities to review safety procedures and storage of important records and documents.

    But Trimble County residents need not worry about the vital records held at the Bedford Courthouse. Most are duplicated electronically and archived at state facilities in Frankfort, said Judge-Executive Randy Stevens.

  • ArvinMeritor severance plan wins union OK

    ArvinMeritor and the United Auto Workers local 1813 have reached a settlement on what union employees will receive as the plant shuts down later this year.

    The company released a statement Tuesday, June 2, confirming it has reached a closure agreement with the United Auto Workers Local 1813 in Carrollton.  “The agreement was supported by union leadership and recently ratified with a 93 percent vote by the Carrollton workforce,” according to the written statement.

  • Fire damages historic Madison landmark

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

    The opening sentence of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Tale of Two Cities,” could very well have described one day, Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in the life of one city, Madison, Ind., although penned in the nineteenth century.

  • Cemetery policies reviewed

    The Bedford City Commission held the first reading of a cemetery ordinance outlining policies and procedures for the city’s operation of the Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

    The city bought the cemetery in September from the local lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows. Because of declining numbers, the lodge sold the cemetery as one of its final orders of business before folding.

    “They were going to put it on the open market,” Commissioner Darrell Harmon explained during the meeting.

  • Collision on Barebone Road injures three

    Three men were injured in a two-car collision Thursday afternoon, May 14, on Barebone Road in Trimble County.

    Sgt. Larry Newton of Post 5, Kentucky State Police, said Friday the two vehicles sideswiped each other on the narrow, winding road shortly after 1 p.m. A preliminary investigation indicates that an eastbound pickup truck driven by Justin Edwards, 20, of Simpsonville, left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire. The truck was completely destroyed.

  • State OK given in time for mutual aid

    Just two days before a devastating fire nearly destroyed the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison, Ind., the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet gave Milton’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department the OK to cross the Milton-Madison Bridge with trucks weighing over the 15-ton limit.

     

  • County reduces budget by $1 million for 09-10

    Carroll Fiscal Court held the first reading of the 2009-2010 budget during its May 12 meeting. Totaling $11,014,888, the budget is less than the previous year, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    “Last year’s budget was over $12 million,” Tomlinson said. “I based this budget on a tax rate of 4.5 percent instead of 4.9 percent, which is where we were in the last budget.”

  • Committee receives $65,500 for recreational trails project

    Carroll County and Carrollton city officials, and members of the Recreational Trails Committee celebrated receipt of a check Wednesday, May 20, for $65,500 in grant money to be used to launch the Park to Park Trails project.