Local News

  • Cleanup from February flooding continues

    Cleanup from February’s flood is progressing in the city of Milton and across Trimble County.

    As of press time, 46 properties reported some form of damage from the late February flooding, said Trimble County Emergency Management Director Andrew Stark.

    Eight county roads sustained damage from the flooding, he said.

    “Either the road was actually damaged or there was damage to the side of the road, like the creek bank,” Stark said.

  • KIPDA's World Cafe

    “A cafe of ideas,” is how Madri Hall-Faul described the concept of a World Cafe hosted by the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) Wednesday night at the community center in Bedford.

  • Commission hears first reading of vacant property ordinance

    The City of Milton took a step toward keeping tabs on vacant properties with the first reading of an ordinance that would require vacant residential property to be registered with the city.

  • Friday fire displaces family

    A midday fire Friday just off Willard Wilson Road displaced a family and resulted in the loss of a mobile home.

    Bedford Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the fire at 11:50 a.m. Friday at 414 Ridgewood Court, a Campbellsburg address. The fire also prompted a response from Milton, Campbellsburg, Lake Jericho and New Castle fire departments.

    A woman and her three children were living at the residence, said Andrew Stark, emergency management director. The structure was a total loss and the Red Cross is assisting the family, he said.

  • Tilley named 2018 speech contest winner


    The Bedford Rotary Club, along with most of the 58 other clubs in Rotary’s District sponsors a speech contest each year, allowing students the chance to improve speaking skills, learn much about Rotary and earn a monetary award.

    Mason Tilley was named the club’s winner in the speech contest. Mark Mullins and Sherry Wynn were also participants in the contest.

  • Extension, library partner for spring 'DIY' classes

    The Trimble County Extension Service and the Trimble County Public Library have partnered together to offer five spring “do it yourself” classes starting next Thursday.

  • Partial closures possible on Corn Creek Road

    LOUISVILLE – Louisville Paving and Construction, working on behalf of LG&E, will be making partial road closures on KY 1838 near the Trimble County Generating Station over the next several weeks.

    “We want to be good neighbors and will make every effort to minimize traffic disruptions for our plant neighbors and travelers in the area,” LG&E officials said.

  • Connector Road bridge replacement work starts in April

    It doesn’t take much flooding of the Little Kentucky River to leave water covering the surface of the narrow bridge on Connector Road, but with severe flooding Feb. 23-26, water didn’t just cover the surface; it submerged the entire bridge.

  • West gets early political experience as a page for State Rep. Rick Rand

    Special to the Banner

    A love of history and politics led Hunter West from the school hallways to the hallways of the state legislature in Frankfort.

    West, an eighth grader at Trimble County Middle School, had the opportunity to serve as a page for State Rep. Rick Rand Feb. 22 at the Capitol Building. The experience helped him gain a further insight into the nature of government.

  • Trimble football to remain 2A for 2019, beyond

    Although the 2019 football season is more than a year away, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control met back in January to begin discussing plans for classifying schools.

    Every four years, the Board of Control analyzes the number of boys enrolled in a high school over the last four years, said Trimble County Athletic Director Frank Ragland. From the enrollment numbers, the 32 schools with the highest enrollment are classified as 6A while the 32 schools with the lowest are single A, he said.