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Local News

  • CITY: Pigeons must fly the coop

    The chickens have come home to roost, so to speak, as one family is forced to get rid of show pigeons to satisfy a complaint from an un-named neighbor.

  • State announces dates for bridge closures

    The Department of Highways District 5 office has scheduled dates for the temporary closing of Milton-Madison Bridge.

    Barring unforeseen delays or inclement weather, the bridge will be closed from 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 27, and again from 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3. A third weekend may be scheduled, if needed.

  • New law aims to help victims of theft

    The Trimble Banner

    A new law passed this year by the General Assembly will force anyone convicted on theft charges to surrender his or her drivers license until they pay full restitution to their victims.

    Creation of House Bill 369, which became effective June 25, was a collaborative effort between the state Administrative Office of the Courts, judges, circuit court clerks, the state Division of Driver Licensing and the Kentucky State Police, according to an AOC news release.

  • Survey helps define need for drug programs

    The Trimble Banner

    Convincing Trimble County young people not to use alcohol or abuse drugs may be an uphill battle, but Denise Hall is hoping it can be won – with reinforcements from the community.

  • Team surveys historic Milton structures

    The Trimble Banner

    After more than a month going door to door in Milton and Madison, a team from Wilbur Smith Associates soon will complete one phase of the study into replacing the bridge that connects the two cities.

  • Winery owners seek amendment to allow Sunday wine sales

    The Trimble Banner

    NEW CASTLE, Ky. –Every Sunday, several carloads of visitors venture up the gravel drive leading to the Smith-Berry Winery tasting room.

    They come hoping to sample some of the New Castle winery’s products, but state law forces owner Chuck Smith to turn them – and the money they have to spend – away. Many leave frustrated, Smith said. “They’re mad, too; they’ve driven in off the interstate” specifically to visit the winery.

  • DJ Carroll featured in national publication

    A local and young entrepreneur proved so impressive that the national publication Turf Magazine published a feature story on him last month.

    The multi-page magazine spread tells how DJ Carroll, a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School, began his lawn care service in high school while playing football for the Panthers.

    Since graduation, he has since been all business about growing his business.

  • Fireworks light up Butler Lake
  • Coons reports quiet weekend at Milton Regatta camp

    Regatta revelers on the Milton, Ky., side of the Ohio River were well-behaved, according to Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons.

    Coons said Monday that there were DUI arrests made by his staff and Kentucky State Police on State Hwy. 36 and U.S. 421 South, but there were no serious incidents among those camping on the riverbank.

    Coons credits the quiet weekend to a smaller crowd than usual on the Milton side, and to the rainy, chilly weather on Saturday, July 4.

  • Ash ponds raise concerns after breach at Kingston, Tenn. dam

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified the Ghent Generating Station of Kentucky Utilities as one of 44 high-hazard coal ash piles in 10 states.

    The EPA list that includes the Ghent Kentucky Utilities plant was released earlier this year after a December slurry pond breach in Tennessee that has raised concerns about coal ash storage ponds across the nation.