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Today's News

  • States not taking local impact of bridge project lightly

    Editor:

    In his column on Aug. 19, Jeff Moore, publisher of the Trimble Banner and the Carrollton News-Democrat, expressed disappointment in the idea of replacing the existing US 421 bridge between Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., by building a new bridge in the same location, using the existing piers. We refer to this as “superstructure replacement.”

  • Business is peachy

    Landmark News Service

    “It soweth here with toil and care, But the harvest-time of love is there.”

    – Robert Southey

    Unusually wet weather and a cooler-than-normal July have made life interesting for owners of three local produce stands.

    “It’s been very, very trying,” said Jamie Pyles, owner of Bray Orchard and Roadside Market.

  • TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS AT A GLANCE

    CLARIFICATION: Landfill closing days

    misreported last week

    Starting in September, Valley View Landfill will be closing on most Saturdays. The landfill will be open to the public on the last Saturday of each month only.

    The Trimble Banner erroneously reported in the Aug. 19 issue that the landfill would be closed one Saturday each month.

  • CARR ON THE BRIDGE

    The Trimble Banner

    Depending on one’s point of view, the latest twist in the Milton-Madison Bridge project could be seen as a “perfect storm” or a “harmonic convergence.”

    Love it or hate it, one thing is clear – the consultants hired to help determine whether to repair or replace the bridge linking Trimble County, Ky., to Jefferson County, Ind., have chosen to apply for a substantial federal grant that would help pay for replacing the superstructure on the existing piers.

  • Bedford Bash a smash-hit

    The streets of downtown Bedford were filled with fun and frivolity during the annual Bedford Bash on Friday, Aug. 21. Here are just a few moments from the evening's festivities.

     

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TRIMBLE COUNTY

    Wednesday, Aug. 26

    Henry County Public Schools is pleased to host John Halligan’s presentation for parents entitled “Bullying, Cyberbullying and Teen Depression” from 7 - 8:30 pm at Henry County High School. Parents from all neighboring counties are welcome to attend.

    Friday, Aug. 28

    Relay for Life’s “Fight like a girl” items-caps, long and short-sleeved shirts and hoodies sale ends today. Call 268-3062 to purchase your item.

  • Local, state officials weigh in on bridge proposal

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, addressing the magistrates at the Aug. 17 Fiscal Court meeting, appeared to grudgingly accept the idea that going for the TIGER grant is the best option for getting a new span between Milton and Madison.

    “There are huge, huge inconveniences for people who live and

  • Basketball boosters continue fundraiser

    The Carroll County Panther basketball team boosters will continue sponsoring bingo on the first and third Tuesdays of September through November at the National Guard Armory with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and play beginning at 7 p.m.

    Panther Head Coach Carroll Yager said the team is earning money to play in the Sunshine Classic in Daytona Beach, Fl., December 27 -29.  

    The Lady Panthers are also playing in the same tournament over Christmas, but Yager said he believes they are in better shape financially than his team.  

  • Successful adventure

    Alpenglow Adventures, the Carrollton organization founded by Camp Kysoc director Jim Ebert, recently completed another successful venture to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

    Providing hiking expeditions to people who cannot walk, or cannot walk without assistance, Alpenglow Adventures takes individuals to destinations attempted by very few, if any, disabled climbers.

  • New bridge to span Black Rock Creek

    Safety was a factor in shutting down the Black Rock Road bridge in Ghent and that concern will be resolved when it opens again in September.

    Luhn and Oak construction company won the bridge contract to build an HS25 concrete box beam bridge at a cost of $247,909. Construction began shortly after the bridge closed on June 18. It will re-open in early September and will carry 90 tons, the same as any bridge on the interstate, according to Taylor Perkins, with Entran the engineering firm overseeing the project.