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  • Bedford hosts city-wide clean up

    The Bedford citywide trash pickup will be on Saturday, Apr. 26. The Bedford City Commission asks that all property owners in the City of Bedford to please clean up brush, furniture and trash on your property. A dumpster will be available at Bedford City Hall that day so you may be able to dispose of your waste.
    No tires or liquids of any kind will be accepted. Non-profit groups that are interested in making some extra money can call city hall at 255-3684 for details.

  • Stevens leaves Frankfort post for water district job

    Bedford resident and former Trimble County judge-executive Randy Stevens is the new district manager of Trimble County Water District No. 1, succeeding Darra Jo Smith, who had served in that position for the past 18 years.

    When Smith tendered her resignation Stevens, who was a member of the water district’s board of directors at that time, expressed to his colleagues an interest in applying for the position if they were interested.

  • Bridge opens on permanent footing

    Staff Report
    A week after the historic slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, traffic once again was flowing across the Ohio River via U.S. Highway 421. The bridge reopened to all motorists Thursday evening, Apr. 17, at 7:20 p.m.

  • BRIDGE REOPENS!

    A week after the historic slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, traffic is again flowing across the Ohio River span that connects Milton, Ky. and Madison, Ind. via U.S. Highway 421. The bridge reopened to all motorists Thursday evening at 7:20 p.m.
     

  • Bedford polling location to move

    Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning has announced that all Trimble registered voters who previously were registered in one of the precincts included among the polling places at the Trimble County Middle School will vote this year at the Bedford Elementary School. The middle school will no longer be a polling place on election day.

    Bedford Elementary School, located at 204 Mt. Pleasant Road, Bedford, will be the polling place for the following precincts: South Bedford, Burrows, North Bedford, Palmyra, Antioch, Providence and East Bedford.

  • Trimble CARES heroin forum a success

    Special to The Banner

    The Trimble CARES coalition hosted a forum on heroin at Bedford Baptist Church on Tuesday, Apr. 8. The forum was led by Coalition coordinator, Daisy Toppett, MBA, MSW. Those in attendance heard a young lady, Abby Houchens and her mother Natalie Houchens, Oldham County residents, and Henry County resident Scott Nation tell their family’s story of addiction and recovery.

  • Record slide accomplished, motorists anxious to go

    Area motorists were anxious to get back into the normal routine of traversing the Milton-Madison Bridge after the massive structure was moved into place last week.

    The record-breaking 55-foot slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers was completed on Thursday afternoon, Apr. 10.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge set to reopen

    A week after the historic slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, traffic will again flow across the Ohio River span that connects Milton, Ky. and Madison, Ind. via U.S. Highway 421. Weather permitting, the bridge will be reopened to all motorists at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 17.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge was to be slid into place Wednesday

    The new Milton-Madison Bridge was scheduled to be moved into place yesterday. The slide of the structure, said to be the largest bridge slide of its type in North America, occurred after this week’s edition of The Trimble Banner went to press. However, updates, photos and a time-lapse video will be posted on our website at www.mytrimblenews.com when they become available.

    The bridge, which spans nearly a half-mile and weighs some 30 million pounds, was to slide 55 feet laterally from its temporary piers and onto refurbished permanent piers.  

  • Hwy 36 slide destroys house

    Heavy rainfall last week led to two serious mudslides along Hwy. 36 West near Notch Lick in Carroll County, closing the state route twice to through traffic – once on Friday and again on Sunday night.
    The first slide – measuring 75-100 feet wide and 200 feet long – occurred in the 1800 block, just below a hilltop house owned by Sam and Sue Scott. The weight of the sliding earth and trees crushed an unoccupied rental house and other buildings further down on the hillside, only a few feet from the highway.