Local News

  • Happy Halloween

    Six-year-old Allie Thornsberry, daughter of Chad and Ashley Thornsberry, Milton, looks to be ready for Halloween excitement as she is stuffed with straw and made up as a scarecrow. Allie and all other area youngsters will have to delay their plans for a sugar-filled Halloween, however. Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons postponed Trick-Or- Treating until Monday, Nov. 4, due to a chance of severe storms tonight. Motorists are encouraged to be extremely cautious while driving in Trimble neighborhoods on Monday night, as youngsters in the county will be trick or treating from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Old Milton-Madison Bridge is history

    The final 600-foot section of the 84-year-old Milton-Madison Bridge was demolished early Thursday, Sept. 19, with a series of controlled explosions.


  • Third Milton-Madison Bridge Blast courtesy of Milton-Madison Bridge Project
  • Boil Water Advisory

    A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued due to a main water line break for customers in Milton who live on Coopers Bottom Road and Riverview Drive who were without water or had low water pressure.

  • Second bridge implosion set for 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1

    The demolition of a second section of the old US 421 Milton-Madison Bridge has been scheduled for Thursday morning, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m., according to a spokesperson for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

  • From smoke to splash
  • 1st bridge span to fall July 17

    The main span of the old Milton-Madison Bridge is scheduled to be demolished on Wednesday, July 17, the first in a series of blasts to bring down the 2,427-foot-long steel structure. The blast will require the temporary closing of the adjacent new bridge that carries US 421 across the Ohio River between Milton and Madison.


    Traffic has been switched from the old US 421 Milton-Madison Bridge to the new
    bridge, which is sitting on temporary piers. The switch took place at about 9:37
    p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013.

    To access the new bridge - which is about 15 feet downstream of the old bridge -
    drivers are using the newly-constructed permanent approaches in Milton, Ky., and
    Madison, Ind. Toward the end of the approach, drivers use a short transition span,
    which takes them to the new 40-foot-wide bridge.

    The new span has a 15-ton weight limit and a 36-foot vehicle length restriction,


    Louisville, Ky. – After more than two years of construction on the new Milton-Madison Bridge, workers are gearing up for some of the final – and most anticipated – stages of the project, expected to take place this summer.


    The first milestone occurs early next week when traffic is switched from the old bridge to the new bridge in its temporary location. Project contractor Walsh Construction expects the switch to take place on June 3 or 4.


  • Kentucky denies permit for coal ash landfill

    The Kentucky Division of Waste Management notified LG&E Wednesday, March 20, of its preliminary decision to deny the utility’s application (Activity ID No. APE20110002) for a special waste landfill permit for a coal ash landfill in Trimble County.

    Division of Waste Management Director Tony Hatton, in a letter to W. Michael Winkler, LG&E and KU Environmental Programs Manager, stated that the excavation or destruction of a cave on the proposed landfill site does not comply with requirements of the Cave Act in KRS 433.877(1).