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  • 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.

  • Owen Electric wins approval to alter its rate structure

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a request by Owen Electric Cooperative Corp. to alter its rate structure to more accurately reflect the cost of serving its residential and small commercial customers.

    The changes are designed to leave Owen Electric’s total revenue unchanged. Bills for individual customers will change, depending on the amount of electric consumption. The PSC ordered that the new rates be phased in over the next three years.

  • Beshear issues consumer protection order activating price gouging statute

    Kentucky Press News Service

    After multiple tornadoes and severe storms caused heavy damage across the state, Gov. Steve Beshear Saturday signed a consumer protection executive order at the request of Attorney General Jack Conway to implement Kentucky’s price-gouging laws statewide as of Friday, March 2.

  • Firefighter Andrew Stark remained on post

    Nineteen-year-old firefighter Andrew Stark watched as dark, swirling storm clouds rushed at him as he stood outside Milton Fire Station No. 2 on Friday afternoon. A number of volunteers preparing for a planned ALS fundraiser set for the following day had been in earlier but had scattered for their homes when the storm warnings sounded. Now Stark manned the station alone.

  • Redistricting blocked

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — A judge granted House Republicans and Democratic state Sen. Kathy Stein a temporary injunction Tuesday in their legal challenge of Kentucky’s new legislative district boundaries.

    Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd extended the filing deadline for legislative candidates until 4 p.m. Friday.

  • FCC OKs Insight-Time Warner merger

    By Todd Martin

    The Sentinel-News

    Some Kentucky residents could soon be seeing information from Time Warner Cable showing up in their mailboxes.

    On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Federal Communications Commission approved the sale of Insight Communications, the cable provider for Carroll County and the largest provider in the state, to Time Warner Cable.

  • ALS fundraiser set for March 3

    “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” is planning a fundraising event on March 3 to raise funds for ALS research and bring awareness to the local region about the disease.

    ALS—Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is commonly called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” after the Hall of Fame New York Yankees first baseman who succumbed to the disease in 1941.

  • Bridge closure dates announced

    State officials have announced the planned dates for the first of two five-day closures during the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge.

    The bridge will be closed April 25-29, during which time crews with Walsh Construction will work around the clock to remove the existing approaches on both sides of the river and attach the temporary approaches to the 82-year-old Ohio River span.