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  • Trimble court to test electronic filing system

    Trimble and neighboring Oldham and Henry counties will test a new electronic filing system for the state’s court system, area judges announced last week.

    The three counties make up the 12th Circuit in Kentucky, which is only the third circuit in the state to launch e-filing for civic cases, District Judge Jerry Crosby said.

    The new program will allow court clerks to enter motions, filings and other legal documents electronically, allowing for the start of a transition away from the expense of paper, he said.

  • Milton to seek bids for riverside restrooms

    The Milton City Commission will soon advertise for bids from contractors seeking to build a new riverfront restroom at the Milton boat ramp on Ferry Street. The announcement was made during Thursday’s commission meeting.

  • Vampires, witches don’t scare local author

    A local woman is the proud new author of a book entitled “The Grey Curse,” a paranormal romance published Aug. 29.

    Christina McClellan, a.k.a. Krista Kelley, is a mother, wife and now a full-time writer who is excited to share her talent and love for writing.

    The 2009 Trimble County High School graduate is the daughter of Mike Albert of Bedford.

    Filled with suspense, romance, vampires, witches and a mysterious curse, this story is sure to top many Christmas lists this year.

  • Bridge work among numerous area road projects

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The public ceremony to dedicate the new Milton-Madison Bridge, previously scheduled to have occurred yesterday, has been postponed, according to joint announcements by the Milton-Madison Bridge Project, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Indiana Department of Transportation.
    The new U.S. 421 bridge spans the Ohio River between Kentucky and Indiana (mile points 18.7 to 19.2) and replaced an earlier 1929 structure with a wider span on the rehabilitated original piers.

  • Training consortium scholarship opened doors for local student

    I am very thankful for my scholarship and co-op opportunities.

    Near the end of my high school career, I received a full scholarship from the Carroll County Training Consortium to attend Jefferson Community and Technical College in Carrollton, Ky. This was only the beginning of great opportunities for me.

    Three days after I graduated from Trimble County High School, I started a summer job at the Kentucky Utilities Power Plant in Ghent, Ky.

    I worked throughout the summer full time, painting and cleaning inside and out.

  • Beshear signs ‘Farms to Food Banks’ initiative, and bill to support crop-protection rights

    CYNTHIANA — Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday joined state officials and community leaders to recognize two bills that support the state’s farm families and food banks. In particular, the budget bill provided funding for the Farms to Food Banks initiative. A second bill designed to support landowner rights in protecting their crops and livestock from nuisance wildlife also has beneficial impacts for food banks.

    Beshear ceremonially signed House Bills 235 and 448 at the Harrison County Extension Office in Cynthiana.

  • Former Madison driver now leads H1 Unlimited

    Hydroplane racing champion Steve David has been named Interim Chairman of H1 Unlimited, governing body for Unlimited hydroplane racing, following the exit of former chairman Sam Cole.
    David confirmed the development to The Trimble Banner on Saturday night, Sept. 13, in the middle of San Diego Bayfair race weekend where the Unlimiteds are racing on Mission Bay in southern California.
    Rumors of Cole's impending exit had surfaced weeks ago when the Unlimiteds were racing in the Tri-Cities, Wash. Cole had served as chairman of organization for the past decade.

  • Fatal accident in Milton

    (Milton, KY) - One person was killed this morning in a crash on Highway 36 in Trimble County. Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call of the crash at 7:55 a.m. Preliminary investigation shows that a mini-van, driven by 21 year old Jennifer Lundergan of Huntingburg, Ind., was traveling toward Milton on Highway 36 when she attempted to pass another vehicle in very foggy conditions. Lundergan's van crashed head-on into a car driven by 41 year old Miachel Hancock-Eccles of Madison, Ind.

  • BES vacancy has parents stirred

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    The hot topic at last week’s meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education was a vacancy the retirement of Evon Horn has presented for the second grade class at Bedford Elementary. To date, the board has not named a replacement for Mrs. Horn. A couple of teachers and some concerned parents were at the meeting to discuss this with the members of the board. The concern is such that there will be too many students in a classroom unless the board agrees to hire a replacement to fill the void.

  • Bedford awards bid for sidewalk replacement

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The Bedford City Commission approved a bid from local contractor Chris Bell to repair sections of sidewalks in the city during their regular monthly meeting last week. Commissioner Harold Greene said there are three areas in Bedford where sidewalks had deteriorated to the point of needing to be replaced.