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  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS AT A GLANCE

    CLARIFICATION: Landfill closing days

    misreported last week

    Starting in September, Valley View Landfill will be closing on most Saturdays. The landfill will be open to the public on the last Saturday of each month only.

    The Trimble Banner erroneously reported in the Aug. 19 issue that the landfill would be closed one Saturday each month.

  • CARR ON THE BRIDGE

    The Trimble Banner

    Depending on one’s point of view, the latest twist in the Milton-Madison Bridge project could be seen as a “perfect storm” or a “harmonic convergence.”

    Love it or hate it, one thing is clear – the consultants hired to help determine whether to repair or replace the bridge linking Trimble County, Ky., to Jefferson County, Ind., have chosen to apply for a substantial federal grant that would help pay for replacing the superstructure on the existing piers.

  • Bedford Bash a smash-hit

    The streets of downtown Bedford were filled with fun and frivolity during the annual Bedford Bash on Friday, Aug. 21. Here are just a few moments from the evening's festivities.

     

  • Local, state officials weigh in on bridge proposal

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, addressing the magistrates at the Aug. 17 Fiscal Court meeting, appeared to grudgingly accept the idea that going for the TIGER grant is the best option for getting a new span between Milton and Madison.

    “There are huge, huge inconveniences for people who live and

  • New bridge to span Black Rock Creek

    Safety was a factor in shutting down the Black Rock Road bridge in Ghent and that concern will be resolved when it opens again in September.

    Luhn and Oak construction company won the bridge contract to build an HS25 concrete box beam bridge at a cost of $247,909. Construction began shortly after the bridge closed on June 18. It will re-open in early September and will carry 90 tons, the same as any bridge on the interstate, according to Taylor Perkins, with Entran the engineering firm overseeing the project.

  • Tree,shrub, sidewalk sale notices draw fire

    Ordinance enforcement once again has taken a hefty chunk of Carrollton City Council’s time as residents flocked to a meeting to voice concerns.

    Letters informing residents and businesses they are in violation of various ordinances brought out many individuals to speak at the regular meeting of city council Monday, Aug. 24.

    Sidewalk sales and trees and shrubs blocking access or views were the two main points of concern for those attending the meeting.

  • Gasoline spill quickly cleaned up

    The Trimble Banner

    A customer who went inside Bedford’s Stop-N-Go while fueling her car about 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, was responsible for a minor gasoline spill at the Marathon station there.

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said Dr. Donna Smith of Louisville left her car unattended while it was fueling. He said she  expected the gas pump’s automatic shut-off to kick in when the tank of her car was filled, while she went inside.

    It didn’t.

  • THE SECRET IS OUT

    Landmark News Service

    Art Alphin is ready to let the cat of the bag – a confession, if you will.

    Alphin, 61, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, opened a Bedford manufacturing company in January 1991 called A-Square. For nearly 20 years, the building that sits in behind the Bedford Water Company on U.S. 42 – and what went on inside – has been a mystery, except to a select few people.

    “The locals have had a lot of question about what went on in this building, and now they’ll know,” Alphin in an interview last week.

  • Alumni busy with Web site, scholarship program

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    “A man has made a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.”

    – Elton Trueblood, 1900-94

    Soon, former graduates of Trimble County High School will be asked to help plant a tree.

  • 'Bedford Bash' returns today

    Landmark News Service

    Anything that’s hung around for 18 years has secured a level of popularity among some of the best community events in the state.

    Such would be the case with the Bedford Bash — set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. Local civic and school clubs will have their booths, and Young Country will be the featured entertainment, starting about 7 p.m.