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  • Trimble ALS event reaps $15,545

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark Community Newspapers

    BEDFORD, Ky. – The Bob’s Bunch Benefit to raise money for ALS research, held Saturday at the Morgan Community Center has been labeled a smashing success by event coordinators.

    “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” was organized last year by Bedford resident Diane McKinney, whose husband, Bob, was diagnosed with the disease in 2009.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge will be closed April 25-29

    The first closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge is set to occur during the middle of next week. The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will have a construction-related closure of the bridge, from Wednesday, April 25, through Sunday, April 29.

    During the planned closure, the project contractor – Walsh Construction Company – will work around the clock to remove the existing bridge approaches and connect temporary ramps in Milton and Madison. 

  • Beshear signs bills to support Ky. National Guard families, veterans

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear, surrounded by veterans and lawmakers, signed into law several bills benefitting Kentucky veterans and families of the Kentucky National Guard.
     

    The bills include House Bill 121, HB 221, HB 224, HB 256, HB 369 and HB 379.

  • Smith to serve 60 days, pay county $9,500; no animals

    Despite a deal with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Terri L. Smith will not be taking back ownership of the two dogs and two horses she’d asked for in exchange for a guilty plea to one count of second-degree cruelty to animals.

  • 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.