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Regional

  • City fed up with poor service from WiFi company

    By JONNA SPELBRING PRIESTER

    Landmark Community Newspapers

    Get your stuff and get out.

    That’s the message Campbellsburg Mayor Rex Morgan would like to deliver to PoweredOn owner Brent Graves of Carrollton.

    Campbellsburg hired Graves in 2011 to set up a wireless Internet, or WiFi, network to be delivered at no cost to city residents. But, one year later, the network has coverage issues, and Graves did not follow through on a promise he made to the council in March to address the problems.

  • Spike in motorcycle crashes prompts State Police to begin social media safety blitz

    KSP reports that 2012 has already shown a spike in motorcycle-related crashes with a 69 percent increase from 2011 for the same time period. For this reason, KSP has decided to utilize their best asset for reaching the public – social media. With over 40,000 followers on Facebook©, 2,900 followers on Twitter© and an active YouTube©, Flickr© and Blogger© account, the agency plans to blast out motorcycle safety messaging via these platforms.

  • Rescheduled ALS fundraiser is Saturday

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” will hold a fundraiser for ALS research at the Morgan Community Center in Bedford on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The event was originally scheduled for March 3 but the tornado that struck the Milton Fire Station No. 2 on the day before forced the cancellation of that event.

  • 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.