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Local News

  • Mark Rexroat victim in Friday collision

  • One injured in U.S. 42 accident

    A one-vehicle rollover accident resulted in a Pendleton man being airlifted by helicopter to a Louisville hospital, Thursday, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Kyle Puckett, Bedford, was not injured, police said. A passenger, 38-year-old Gregory Townsend, was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital by AirMethods.

    Trimble County EMS, and units from Bedford and Milton Fire Departments assisted at the scene. The investigation by Trooper Charles Loudermilk is ongoing.

  • Three arrested in Bedford meth lab bust

    The discovery of a meth lab in Bedford Wednesday resulted in the arrest of three local men, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Bradley Arterburn, Public Information Officer for the Campbellsburg Post 5.

    “Neighbors smelled a noxious odor and reported it,” Arterburn said. Trooper Charles Loudermilk responded to 405 West Street and made the arrests of George Couch, 18, of Pleasureville; William Wolfe, 57, of Bedford; and Richard Wolfe, Jr., of Bedford.

  • Geoff Davis resigns from Congress

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District, cited a family health issue when he resigned on Tuesday July 31, five months before the end of his term.

    Davis submitted his resignation Tuesday to Gov. Steve Beshear and Speaker of the House John Boehner and said it’s effective at the close of business that day.

  • Solicitation letter generates ‘buyer beware’ caution

    A letter to an elderly resident of the county from a company providing homeowner warranty coverage has prompted Milton city officials to alert area residents to read their mail carefully before sending payments or giving bank information to anyone.

  • Farmers Bank of Milton opens Madison branch

    The new Madison branch of the Farmers Bank of Milton opened for business this morning. The new facility is located on Clifty Drive on Madison’s hilltop next to the Walgreen Drug Store.

    “This is our fourth office” in the bank’s network of facilities, Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Neil Bryan said in an interview yesterday. In addition to  main office at 41 Ferry Street in Milton, Farmers Bank operates branch operations at 1935 Hwy. 227 in Carrollton, and at 2207 South Hwy. 53 in LaGrange.

  • Motorcyclist killed on U.S. 42 wet road conditions a factor

    A Bedford motorcyclist was killed Friday, July 27 in a crash on Highway 42 in Trimble County.

    Dispatchers at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a call at 8:22 p.m. from concerned family members when the driver, 61-year-old James Busey from Bedford, had not returned after leaving his home approximately four hours earlier.

    Troopers and family members began searching for Busey. Post 5 dispatchers received another call at 9:38 p.m. when Busey was found unresponsive near the intersection of Highway 42 and Latta Road.

  • Milton utility employees in spruce up campaign

    A tour of the Milton Water and Sewer Company’s various properties on Friday revealed the fruit of many months of labor on the part of city employees effecting improvements in both equipment and appearance.

    “We’re trying to get it back up to its original state,” Mark Bates, Milton Water and Sewer Field Coordinator, said. “The sewer system is approximately 30 years old. You can imagine 30 years of use, normal wear and tear. It didn’t get that way overnight.

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  • Rob Brooks helps build Habitat home