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Regional

  • Work to begin on Indiana approach on Milton-Madison bridge project

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Construction begins this week on the Madison side of the river on a temporary approach ramp that will eventually provide access for drivers using the bridge. Construction of a similar temporary ramp in Milton is expected to begin the week of Aug. 7. The ramps will be used for several months during construction of the new U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge.  

  • Father charged with murder after daughter killed in crash

    By AMBER COULTER

    Landmark News Service

    A Louisville man faces charges including murder following a fatal traffic wreck Friday that killed his 2-year-old daughter of Carrollton.

    Arturo Rodriguez, 22, lost control of the 2000 Cadillac Escalade he was driving southbound on Interstate 65 and entered the median, Kentucky State Police said.

    The vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes where it overturned, police said.

    Officers responded at 5:33 p.m. to the wreck near the 86 mile marker.

  • KSP, state board investigating Trimble County track coach

    A Trimble County track/cross-country coach has been suspended with pay by Superintendent Marcia Dunaway.

    Dunaway informed Jeff Vincent in a letter dated June 20 of the suspension. The Trimble Banner obtained a copy of the letter in accordance with the state’s Open Records law.

    “During your suspension, you are not to be on School District property except at my specific direction, or have contact with any School District staff or students,” the letter states.

  • Couple arrested in widespread check-theft spree

    With the arrest of two people suspected of stealing mail from mailboxes in Trimble, Henry, Carroll and possibly more Kentucky counties, as well as counties in Indiana, law enforcement officials are now working to identify the couple’s victims during a crime spree that spanned several weeks.

  • EF-3 tornado leaves path of damage in Henry County

    By JONNA SPELBRING PRIESTER

    Landmark News Service

    As a cold, steady rain fell, Gregg Williams, along with friends and family members began sorting through the twisted, mangled pile that once was his home.

  • Govt officials celebrate start of bridge work

    MADISON, Ind. – In keeping with the spirit of the proposed 10-day closure of the crossing they are about to replace, officials kept the ceremonial  groundbreaking for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project short and sweet.
    Madison Mayor Tim Armstrong introduced the state and federal dignitaries invited to speak  at the event, which was moved indoors from the bridge site to the Brown Auditorum because of rain.

  • Judge spots DUI suspect with beer

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    Landmark News Service

    Just hours after entering a not guilty plea to charges stemming from an alleged driving under the influence incident, a Carrollton woman was spotted purchasing beer ... by the judge who arraigned her.

  • Six stabbed, injured during Saturday fight in Bedford

    By PHILLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Landmark News Service
    Six people were injured in a fracas Saturday that allegedly began as a verbal argument at a Bedford party and escalated when one of the guests pulled a knife and then a sawed-off shotgun on several others.

  • Testing Trimble’s preparedness

    By Phyllis McLaughlin

    The Trimble Banner

     

    It was only a test, but to a casual onlooker it could have seemed like the real thing.

    Emergency responders from throughout Trimble County were called out about 9 a.m. Saturday to a mock hazardous materials training drill at the Bray Ridge water pumping station, owned and operated by the Trimble County Water District.

  • Jackson, Melvin beat challengers

    By Phyllis McLaughlin

    The Trimble Banner

    After a seemingly endless political season, Trimble County voters spoke Tuesday and the results are in.

    In Trimble County’s main contested races, Denny Jackson prevailed over challenger Steve Brierly to retain the mayor’s office in Milton. Jackson received 143 votes to Brierly’s 54 votes.