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  • Wind conditions halt bridge slide at 30 percent complete

    Bridge Slide on Hold Due to Wind Conditions

    The slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge progressed 16 feet onWednesday, Apr. 9, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  But due to wind gusts over the Ohio River, the slide is on hold.  The wind conditions – which were more severe over the river — affected the synchronization of sliding the bridge over the five piers.

  • Bridge slide now set for Wednesday, April 9

    The highly anticipated slide of the 2,428-foot Milton-Madison Bridge onto its
    refurbished piers – the largest such maneuver in North America – will tentatively
    take place beginning Wednesday morning, April 9.

  • Rain Moves Bridge Slide Into Early Part of Next Workweek

    Rain Moves Bridge Slide Into Early Part of Next Workweek

  • Heroin mtg set

    The Trimble CARES Coalition will host a community-wide educational program aimed at providing parents and community members with information about heroin use and addiction in Trimble County and surrounding communities. The program will be held at the Bedford Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m.

    All community members are encouraged to attend. Parents are encouraged to attend with their middle school and high school aged children, according to Daisy Toppett, MBA, MSW, Trimble County’s Drug Free Communities Program Coordinator.

  • Sherri Bray victim in crash

    Pendleton resident Sherri Bray was fatally injured on Tuesday, March 25, in a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 71 in Oldham County.
    The 48-year-old victim was a 1984 Trimble County High School graduate. She was employed as a health care worker for Lifeline.

  • Jenkins out of judge race

    In an advertisement placed with The Trimble Banner, Bedford resident Jason Jenkins has announced he has withdrawn from the race for Trimble County Judge-Executive in the May Democratic Primary. Jenkins had filed to run in opposition to incumbent Jerry Powell.

    “Due to a business opportunity I could not pass on, regretfully I must drop out of the Trimble County Judge-Executive race,” Jenkins said in a statement.

  • Bridge Slide Tentatively Scheduled for Sunday, April 6

    Preparation work continues for the slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, which is tentatively scheduled to begin Sunday morning, April 6. Rain expected later this week could force a delay if it impacts the ability of construction crews to complete final preparations for the slide. Once the bridge is moved onto its permanent piers, it will take approximately a week to complete inspections, road connections to the bridge and other work, which means the bridge will remain closed until mid-April. 

  • Bridge Slide Scheduled Week of April 6; Closure to Remain Until Mid-April

    (Posted March 26, 2014) Preparation work continues for the slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, which is tentatively scheduled to take place the week of April 6. Once the bridge has been moved onto its permanent piers, it will take approximately a week to complete inspections, road connections to the bridge and other work. As a result, the bridge will remain closed until mid-April.

  • Pendleton woman victim in fatal I-71 crash

    On Tuesday, March 25 at approximately 9:26 a.m., Oldham County Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 71 south bound near the Gene Snyder Freeway.

    When police arrived they located a multi-vehicle collision in Oldham County approximately 1/2 mile before the Jefferson County Line. The collision involved a total of five vehicles; a box truck, a semi-tractor trailer, and three passenger vehicles.

    The initial investigation indicated traffic was slowing, or stopped, due to road work.

  • TRAFFIC ALERT!!! Southbound I-71 closed due to crash involving multiple vehicles!

    Southbound I-71 is closed at Exit 28 in Henry County. Traffic is being
    detoured via KY 153 over to US 42. Motorists can follow US 42 to the Gene Snyder
    Freeway in Jefferson County. All entrance ramps to southbound I-71 in Oldham County
    are closed as well.

    The crash occurred at mile point 12.5 in Oldham County, about 3 miles before the
    Gene Snyder Freeway. Police, fire and EMS are on the scene. KYTC is helping with
    traffic control.