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By The Staff

Presentation offers insight into bullying

Henry County High School is hosting the presentation, “Bullying, Cyberbullying and Youth Depression” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the high school.

John Halligan, whose 13-year-old son Ryan committed suicide after being bullied by classmates at school and online, will share the lessons he learned – too late – for helping kids deal with bullying, cyberbullying and depression.

Parents will learn strategies for preventive actions they can use with their own children. Parents from all surrounding counties are welcome to attend.

Visit www.henry.kyschools.us/bullying to register or call Nikkol Bauer at (502) 845-8606.

Milton commission meets 7 p.m. Aug. 27

Milton’s City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at City Hall. The regular meeting, originally set for Aug. 13, was postponed from it’s normal meeting date last week, which conflicted with a meeting of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project Advisory Group.

It had been rescheduled for Thursday, April 20, but was cancelled for lack of a quorum.

On the agenda is a reading of modifications to the city’s nuisance ordinance and a request from the Trimble County Board of Education to further reduce speed limits in front of the new Milton Elementary School on U.S. 421N.

Valley View to close on one Saturday a month

Starting in September, the Valley View Landfill will close on the last Saturday of each month. The move is a cost-saving measure, said Bruce Pyles of the Trimble County solid waste department.

The volume of refuse collected from residents on Saturdays has decreased and having the landfill open every Saturday is no longer cost-effective, Pyles told Fiscal Court on Monday, Aug. 17.

Pyles said the landfill management plans to revert to the old schedule if volume returns to previous levels.

Milton-Madison Bridge traffic alert

State inspectors will have the Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane of traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, to check out work previously done to repair the structure.

In the meantime, Monday should be the last day for state road crews to be working to repair the slide in the southbound lane of U.S. 421 on Milton Hill.