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  • BRIDGE BLAST DELAYED TO NEXT WEEK

    In preparation for the upcoming bridge slide, the only remaining original
    Milton-Madison Bridge pier is scheduled to be demolished NEXT WEEK - DATE TO BE
    ANNOUNCED. Demolition will require a brief bridge closure lasting approximately 10
    minutes.

    The 92-foot-tall pier will be removed in a series of two blasts scheduled to take
    place several days apart. Using controlled explosives, the first blast will topple
    the pier above the water line. A tension line anchored on the Madison side of the
    river will be used to pull the pier toward the shoreline, controlling the direction

  • LIGHT UP BEDFORD CANCELLED!

    Light Up Bedford cancelled!

    Winter Storm Warning

    Due to the expected onslaught of a winter storm this weekend Friday’s “Light Up Bedford” event has been cancelled. Bedford City Clerk Rita Davis made the announcement Thursday morning (Dec. 5). The event will not be rescheduled, Davis said. County employees will turn on the lights for the holiday season but no official ceremonies will be held.

  • Murder in rural Trimble, suspect held

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    A Trimble County man was arraigned Tuesday morning in Trimble County District Court in connection with the Nov. 27 murder of 24-year-old Angela Long. Robert Louis Baldwin III, 25, made the appearance in court via videoconference from the Carroll County Detention Center where he is being held on the charge of murder with bond set at $1-million cash.

  • Police investigating Trimble murder

    Kentucky State Police are continuing their investigation into the death of a young Bedford woman, 24-year-old Angela Long, whose remains were found in the mobile home residence of her father at 34 Kenlee Drive in south Trimble County.

    Dispatchers at the KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a call at 4:58 a.m. Wednesday from Robert L. Baldwin III, advising that he had outstanding warrants against him and wanted to turn himself in, according to Trooper Brad Arterburn, Public Information Officer for KSP Post 5. Baldwin then made a startling confession, Arterburn said.

  • Fall Back in Time!!!

    Time Changes this Sunday!
    Kentucky Press News Service
    Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend with the return of Standard Time. At 2 a.m. Sunday, clocks will be turned backward one
    hour. At that moment, the time will become 1 a.m. Standard Time. The best practice, of course, is just to set clocks backward one hour before going to bed Saturday night. The time will then be correct when you awaken Sunday. And that means you should get an extra hour of sleep -- at least theoretically.

  • Board awards $2.268M bid for athletic facilities Phase II

    By TODD POLLOCK
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Work will begin within the next few weeks on a $2.268 million renovation of the Trimble County High School football facility after the school board voted to award the contract to the lowest bidder.

    Members of the Trimble County Board of Education met for a special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24, for a second round of reviewing bids for Phase II of the high school athletic facilities.

  • Meet entrepreneur Barbara Chilton

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    A love for candy, stories from grandma’s kitchen, and a strong passion for cooking became the perfect recipe for Barbara Chilton to open her business.

  • Local man victim in auto crash

    A 25-year-old Bedford resident was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Corn Creek Road in Trimble County early Monday.

    Bryan Dancer was pronounced dead at the scene by Trimble County Coroner Fredrica Ransdell, according to Kentucky State Police spokesman, Trooper Bradley Arterburn.

    A preliminary investigation revealed that Dancer was traveling west on Corn Creek road when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway for unknown reasons. Subsequently, the vehicle struck a tree and continued on before becoming lodged between two other trees.

  • 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.