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    Fate of Arkema plant

    unknown, source says

     

    Rumors circulating that Arkema, a chemical company that employs about 180 people in Carroll County, may close at the end of the year cannot yet be verified.

    An official with the company, who asked not to be identified, said no decision has been made regarding the fate of the plant.

  • Demolition of dilapidated Ski Butler lodge begins July 28

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Demolition of Ski Butler, once a site of winter fun and frolic at General Butler State Resort Park, is set to begin Monday, July 28.

    J.P. Hauling and Excavating of Glencoe, Ky., was hired by the state to raze the long-abandoned, dilapidated building for $61,842.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson announced the  state’s plan at Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting, July 22.

  • School district administrators meet, greet Worthville families

    By SHARON GRAVES The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County School System central office staff, teachers and principals took their show on the road Monday night to meet and greet families in the Worthville firehouse.

  • Deadline nears to get on November ballot for county races

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County public offices and the school system have lost hundreds of years of experience recently due to a decision made by the state legislature. The most recent official to tender her resignation is Carroll County Clerk Marketta Brock, who officially leaves office July 31.

  • Brock announces retirement

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    When Marketta Brock retires on July 31, an era will close on the father/daughter team who have kept the records of Carroll County for more than 30 years.

    Brock grew up following her father, John Tilley, around the courthouse. Tilley entered public service first as county sheriff, then as judge-executive and later replaced Elmo Stark as county clerk in 1977.

  • City buys I.O.O.F. cemetery

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Following a decision last week to purchase the Bedford I.O.O.F. cemetery, city commissioners have begun considering related operational issues.

    The Bedford City Commission agreed during a special meeting June 16 to accept an offer in May from the International Order of Odd Fellows to buy the 60-year-old cemetery on the outskirts of town for $1.

  • Aug. 12 last day to be included on ballot

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    With only two weeks remaining to register for the November election, several commission seats and three school board positions still lack candidates.

  • Crews raise aircraft from Ohio River

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    A plane that made an emergency landing on the Ohio River in late June was fished out of the water over the weekend and hauled back to Madison, Ind., on a trailer Monday.

    The 1978 Grumman American Cheetah took its return trip to Madison on the back of a trailer pulled by a pickup driven by Mark Wilkerson, son of Fred Wilkerson, manager of Madison Municipal Airport.

  • Fiscal Court approves bond sale for state agency

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County Fiscal Court this week approved a resolution for the sale of $200 million in bonds by the Kentucky Association of Counties Leasing Trust.

    The sale, requested by the state agency, will enable local-government entities throughout the state to obtain low-cost loans for capital projects, water-line installlation, 911 system upgrades and other needs.

    Trimble County retains no responsiblity in the repayment of these bonds, and cannot be held liable for projects funded by them.

  • Catalytic converter theft latest trend hitting Carrollton

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    “People really need to watch where they’re parking their cars,” said Gary Garriott, owner of Muffler Pro in Carrollton, Ky., warning of the rise in catalytic converter thefts in the county and the state.

    Garriott said he has had 20 customers come in for repairs because of stolen converters in the past month. Part of a vehicle’s exhaust system, the catalytic converter takes unburned gases and purifies them before they are emitted into the air.