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  • 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.

    Closure

  • 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.

  • Judge fines Kentucky cabinet $756,000 for making ‘mockery’ of state Open Records Act

    By John Cheves

    Lexington Herald Leader

    A judge on Monday hit the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services with a $756,000 fine for making “a mockery” of the state’s Open Records Act and repeatedly withholding information in its files about abused and neglected children.

    It was the latest in a series of rulings by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd in favor of the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal of Louisville.

  • UK researchers hope to find miracle drug in Kentucky coal mines

    By Linda B. Blackford

    Lexington Herald Leader

    Coal mines produce what’s sometimes called black gold, but researchers at the University of Kentucky hope the mines could hold something even more valuable — a miracle drug.

    A team from the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation has been gathering samples from deep underground in Eastern Kentucky to see if the microbes that survive there could be put to use fighting disease.

  • Record deer harvest among state Fish and Wildlife highlights for ‘13

    Earlier this year, Outdoor Life magazine picked Kentucky as the nation’s top spot for trophy white-tailed deer.

    The state produced 42 reported entries into the Boone and Crockett Club record book in 2012.

    “We’ve got more hunting opportunities now than we’ve ever had,” said Karen Waldrop, wildlife director for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “And we’re nationally recognized as a deer destination.”