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TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS AT A GLANCE

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By The Staff

Bedford man charged

in stabbing incident

Jeff Elam, 45, was arrested Thursday, July 2, after a New Hope Road man called 9-1-1 to report he’d been stabbed.

Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said Elam was apprehended at his home on U.S. 421 in Bedford within 20 minutes of the alleged assault, which occurred at 1 p.m.

The victim, Tony Redman, was treated for a stab wound to his leg, receiving six stitches at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. He was released the same day.

Coons said the stabbing was the result of an argument. Both parties, he said, were under the influence of alcohol. Elam was to be arraigned yesterday in Trimble County District Court for second-degree assault.

Construction projects mean

road closures in July

Watch for lane closures on the Milton-Madison Bridge today and possibly the rest of the week between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Engineers will be taking measurements of the span to prepare for a repair project to start later this month, which will result in closing of the bridge to all traffic for three weekends.

The exact dates will be announced later, but on the designated weekends will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday and end at 5 p.m. on Monday.

Also, U.S. Highway 42 East, just west of Starks Lane, will be closed from midnight to 9 a.m. Thursday, July 17. The temporary closure is to allow crews to install a culvert under the roadway.

Donations sought for

Aug. 1 library auction

The Trimble County Public Library is collecting donations of items to sell during its upcoming auction fund-raiser.  Funds from the auction, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the library, will go toward the building fund. For information or to donate, call Linda McClellan at (502) 743-9047 or the library at (502) 255-7362.

County youth football sign-ups

The Trimble County Youth Football League will hold open registration from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the Trimble County Park 4-H Building.

Registration is for players in kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information, call Tracy Poe at (502) 255-9421.