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Regional

  • Christian music concert on April 21

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    A concert benefiting the Carroll County Food Pantry will be held at the Carroll County Middle School Auditorium from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.

    Local Christian musicians The Infinite Realm will serve as the host group for the concert, billed as a “Feed the Hungry” Gospel Jubilee. Also appearing will be the Commonwealth Quartet from Nashville, Tenn., and Hearts of Joy, a trio based in Hanover, Ind.

  • Gov. Beshear calls for cooperation, innovation at national prescription drug abuse summit

    Kentucky Press News Service

    ORLANDO, Fla. – At the National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear called for states and the federal government to develop aggressive shared tactics to thwart the devastating scourge of prescription drug abuse.

    He also encouraged Kentucky legislators to keep the state on the leading edge of effective anti-drug strategies by passing a broad prescription drug bill on the final day of the legislative session this week.

  • Benefit to aid Trimble tornado victims and Milton firefighters

    Trimble Tornado Victims Relief Benefit Concert and Festival will be held Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Trimble County Park on Hwy. 421 N, Bedford, Ky. Gates open at 9 a.m.

    Donations for admission will be taken at the gate and accepted throughout the day. All proceeds will benefit tornado victims in Trimble County and the Milton Fire Department.

  • Rand says emergency measures will help area’s tornado victims

    Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, joined House and Senate leaders and members in announcing legislation that would assist owners of buildings damaged in the March 2 tornadoes with tax relief. The bill would also help schools and staff suffering with potential loss of funds due to absences caused by the disaster.

  • Cost of Kentucky courthouses questioned by lawmakers

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Concerns about state debt has slowed construction on courthouses around Kentucky after a decade where the state built or expanded 60 courthouses.

    Since 2005, the state has completed 26 judicial centers and 14 remain under way at a cost of $590 million.

    The General Assembly hasn’t funded new courthouses, however, in two years and doesn’t have any new ones funded in the proposed Senate and House two-year budgets being debated.

  • Traffic changes announced for bridge

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosted a public meeting Thursday to announce traffic changes that will take effect next month after the April 25-29 construction-related closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge. Traffic plans were on display during an open house at the Brown Gym in Madison.

    The dates of the temporary closure are subject to change depending on weather conditions and river levels.

  • Henry County woman enters guilty plea in area animal cruelty case

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The Henry County Local

    During a pretrial hearing Monday in Henry County District Court, Terri L. Smith, 51, of Campbellsburg, waived her right to a jury trial and entered a guilty plea to one count of second-degree cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor.

  • Graves tackles Campbellsburg wifi problems

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    Henry County Local

    Bandwidth – or, rather, the lack of it – is the root of what’s ailing the free wireless internet wifi system being provided by the City of Campbellsburg.

    That was the diagnosis given Monday to City Council by Brent Graves of PoweredOn in Carrollton, who was hired more than a year ago to set up the system meant to provide city residents with free wireless internet access.

  • Weight limited lowered on Milton-Madison bridge

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Law enforcement agencies from Kentucky and Indiana are posted at each end of the Milton-Madison Bridge to strictly enforce the new 3-ton weight limit.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet lowered the posted weight limit for the bridge from 15 tons to three tons based on new inspections that showed continued deterioration of the 82-year-old bridge.

  • Vincent to challenge dismissal by Trimble County schools

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Former Trimble County educator and athletic coach Jeff Vincent will appeal his dismissal by the Trimble County School system under the provisions of Kentucky Statute KRS 161.790 regarding the “Termination of contract by board—Administrative hearing tribunal—Sanctions.

    Lisa Y. Gross, Press Secretary, Kentucky Department of Education Division of Communications, confirmed Monday that an administrative tribunal hearing for Vincent has been scheduled.