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  • Steel bearing replaced; closure expected through first week of April

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    The steel bearing that dislodged from the Milton-Madison Bridge March 11, has been replaced, but the bridge will remain closed through at least the first week of April.

  • Bridge closure likely through end of March

    Preparation work continues for the main slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, officials say, but it appears likely the bridge will remain closed through at least the end of the month.

    The sequence of events required to open the bridge will take about two or more weeks, according to a statement issued Tuesday by Doe-Anderson, the public relations firm representing the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

  • ‘Red Dog’ leads inspections on bridge

    The bright, royal blue polo shirt was what caught the reporter’s eye during a public meeting several months ago at Madison’s Brown Gymnasium. Stitched in gold on the left breast were the words “Trimble County High School Alumni.” The wearer, sporting a bright red goatee, was an affable young man who seemingly doesn’t meet a stranger. His name is Larry “Red Dog” Collins and he has a significant responsibility with the new Milton-Madison Bridge.

  • Dislodged bearing closes M-M bridge indefinitely

    Crewmen from Walsh Construction closed the U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, March 11, after a steel bearing dislodged between a pier and the bridge. This incident happened at Pier 2, the first land pier on the Milton, Ky., side of the Ohio River.

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  • Kentucky Speedway pays long overdue bill to state police

    By Tom Loftus

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky Speedway on Friday paid a long overdue bill of nearly $300,000 to Kentucky State Police for providing security on the track’s grounds during four major race weeks in 2012 and 2013.

    Speedway Motorsports, which owns the track in Gallatin County, sent a check for $299,125.86 by express mail from its corporate headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., said State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer.

  • Drug task force nets 24 arrests

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Seven Carroll County residents were among 24 arrested Wednesday, Feb. 19, during a drug roundup that was based in Trimble County.

    About 40 officers with the Kentucky State Police, Trimble County Sheriff’s Department, Carrollton Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force joined forces to make arrests in Trimble and surrounding counties.

    Law enforcement personnel began gathering in the courtroom of the Trimble County Courthouse shortly after 5 a.m.

  • Original Milton-Madison Bridge pier to be demolished Friday

    In preparation for the upcoming bridge slide, the only remaining original Milton-Madison Bridge pier is scheduled to be demolished at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Demolition will require a brief bridge closure lasting approximately 10 minutes. 

  • Baldwin arraigned on murder charges in Trimble County

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Robert Louis Baldwin III was arraigned in Trimble County Circuit Court on Thursday, Jan. 16, on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence. Baldwin is accused in the brutal killing of 24-year-old Angela Long, whose body was discovered Nov. 27 in the mobile home residence of her father at 34 Kenlee Drive south of Bedford.

  • One person killed in Gallatin crash

    One person was killed in a two-vehicle collision Friday, Jan. 17, on Hwy. 16 in Gallatin County. Kentucky State Police troopers responded to the crash after Boone County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call around 2 p.m. Preliminary investigation shows that a Toyota Corolla driven by Linda Ruth, 59, from Glencoe, Ky., was traveling south on Hwy. 16 when the vehicle hit a slick spot in the road, according to a news release. The vehicle crossed into the north bound lane and was hit by a Chevrolet truck driven by Albert Moore, 37, from Verona, Ky. 

  • Legislative Preview: A guide to the top issues facing state lawmakers

    By John Cheves

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly begins its 2014 session on Tuesday, facing the usual trouble: Not enough money is coming in to pay for the services Kentuckians want, and there’s no political appetite to raise taxes, especially not in an election year.