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By The Staff

Board OKs sale of old Milton school

The Trimble County Board of Education, in a special meeting held Saturday morning prior to graduation at Trimble County High School, gave Superintendent Marcia Dunaway the OK to put the now-former Milton Elementary School building on the auction block.

The 57-year-old building, along with nearly 7 acres of land, will be sold at auction at 10 a.m. Aug. 8. Board member Scott Burrows said the sale is in its preliminary stages; the value of the property is yet to be determined and an auctioneer must be hired.

Donations hold steady for Crusade for Children

Local fire department and EMS volunteers spent two weekends manning roadblocks in Bedford and Milton to raise money for the annual Crusade for Children funding drive.

Bedford Chief Mark Rexroat said his crew collected $10,047 dollars for the charity, which benefits programs that assist children with special needs in Kentucky and Indiana. Milton Chief Ronnie Barnes’ crew collected slightly more, with a final total of $10,070. Both said they are thrilled to surpass the $10,000 mark, despite this year’s troubled economy, and expressed their thanks to the community for its generous contributions.

Freeman to speak on vision for old bridge

George Freeman will present his vision for preserving the 80-year-old Milton-Madison Bridge during a talk at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the Madison-Jefferson County Library, 420 W. Main St., Madison, Ind.

Rotary seeks top citizen nominations

Bedford Rotary Club is accepting nominations for its “Citizen of the Year” award. Nominations should be in the form of a short letter describing why your nominee deserves the award. Send to: Bedford Rotary Club, P.O. Box 62, Bedford, KY 40006. Must be postmarked by June 22.