American Greetings cutting jobs in Bardstown

American Greetings Corp. is cutting jobs at its Bardstown manufacturing facility as part of a cost reduction effort company-wide.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Thursday that the Ohio-based company will close 60 stores nationwide, or 14 percent of its 415 locations, and cut at least 200 jobs.

The cuts will be spread between its Carlton Retail division and facilities in Bardstown, Osceola, Ark., and Ripley, Tenn.

The company has attributed the moves to declining sales amid the weakened economy.