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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Thanks extended for veterans flag project

    Editor:

    I want to thank everyone who has helped me flag veterans graves on the Sunday before Memorial Day.  Each year American Legion Post 41 sponsors this program and has for a long time. This is done with many dedicated volunteers who show up each year without being asked. They just know it happens.

    I have taken care of this for Legion Post 41 for about 15 years and have enjoyed each year.

  • Make a call if unhappy with case treatment

    Editor:

    If you have a child support case in Carroll County and feel like you are being treated unfairly by the case workers — whether you are the one getting or sending support — you can report your issue to either Jim Monk or his assistant Nick Marsh at (502) 732-7009. Just make an appointment.

    Mr. Marsh is new and is changing some things and assures me he will listen to your complaint and look into it. The case workers and other people in that office work for Mr. Monk.

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar

    Wednesday,

    May 20

    The 2009 Memorial Day program will be held at 10 a.m. on May 25th at the Court House Memorial. The Bedford Rotary Club Sponsors this event and will be assisted by BSA Troop 213 of Bedford, the Bedford Volunteer Fire Dept., The Madison American Legion Honor Guards, The Bedford’s Men Chorus, Members of the TCHS Band, and local Pastors. The Guest Speaker is Glen Powell, recently deployed to the area of conflict.

    Thursday,

    May 25-30

  • 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.”

  • Lady Panthers finish rain-plagued tennis season

    The Lady Panther tennis team was hampered by rainy weather all season, but finished the season on a good note, according to head coach Larry Morgan.

    The regional tournament also was plagued by rain, but they managed to get their matches in between delays.  

    Junior Priya Patel, playing number one singles for the Lady Panthers upset Ariana Semones of Frankfort, 6-1, 6-1.