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  • 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 SWITCHED TO NEW BRIDGE ON TEMPORARY PIERS

    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,

  • TRAFFIC TO SWITCH ONTO NEW BRIDGE ON TEMPORARY PIERS

    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).

  • Spring Forward! Time change is this Sunday

    Daylight Savings Time will begin this year on Sunday, March 10. Many remember April and October as being the months for the annual time changes in years past but federal law moved the time changes to March and November.

    Daylight Savings Time will end and we’ll return to Standard Time on Sunday, Nov. 3.

    Clocks will advance one hour at 2 a.m. on March 10. In November, clocks will drop back one hour.

  • New insurance tax passes second reading

    An ordinance taxing insurance companies for the privilege of doing business in Trimble County passed the second reading during Monday’s meeting of the Trimble County Fiscal Court. The ordinance will be effective July 1, 2013. The second reading was unanimously approved without discussion.

  • Downtown KDH to become facility for senior living

    King’s Daughters’ Health and Trilogy Health Services, LLC have reached an agreement for Trilogy to purchase the downtown hospital and convert it into a senior living facility. Trilogy Health Services will take possession of the hospital on April 1, 2013 and immediately begin renovations at a cost of three to four million dollars. The new facility, which has not yet been named, will open in early 2014 and will provide an estimated 100 to 120 new jobs in the local area.

  • Jobless rates down in Trimble from a year ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Unemployment rates fell in Trimble and 96 other Kentucky counties between December 2011 and December 2012, while 21 county rates increased and two stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.