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Today's News

  • Signing spree
  • 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.

  • Buescher gets win in first Sparta race

    James Buescher picked up a win in the Drive Smart! Buckle-Up! Kentucky 150 that opened the 10th season of racing Saturday, May 9 at Kentucky Speedway.

    It was the 18th running of a race in the ARCA RE-MAX series at the Sparta track.

    James Buescher, driving the Wolf Pack Rentals Toyota No. 32, and Justin Lofton in the Lofton Cattle Toyota No. 6 led the pack of 37 cars on the front row as the green flag dropped.

    A caution flag came out half way threw the first lap with two cars getting together in turn two.

  • Turner and Courtney to play for Lindsey Wilson

    Trimble County High School seniors Christian Courtney and Cory Turner signed letters of intent Friday, May 16 at the high school.  They will play basketball this fall for NAIA Division 1 Lindsey Wilson College.

    They chose Lindsey Wilson “because coming from a smaller high school,” said TCHS basketball coach Bob Lauster, “they should transition well to a smaller college.  Also helping in the transition will be the fact that several other classmates from TCHS have also signed with Lindsey Wilson, he said.

  • 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.

  • Suspension came for missing tennis practice

    As a parent of one of the varsity tennis team players that was put on disciplinary action last week, I just want to put the record straight on why these girls were not allowed to play tennis last Monday night against Gallatin County since that was not explained in the article in The News-Democrat or The Madison Courier.

  • TCHS taps new head coach for football

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County High School Principal Stirling Sampson introduced the school’s new head football coach to members of next year’s team Monday afternoon in the school library.

    Chris Collins, a native of Whitesburg, Ky., and current head coach at Atherton High School in Louisville, Ky., said he is “very excited” about the position.

    “Something I was looking for was coming ‘back home’ to a small town,” he said during an interview

  • 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.

  • NCKC tournament champions