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  • 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.

  • Bridge slide projected for mid-summer

    The much-anticipated “slide” of the new, wider Milton-Madison Bridge is scheduled to take place this summer, marking near-completion of the bridge replacement project. While the event is currently expected to occur in mid-July, the schedule is dependent on weather and subject to change.

    Meanwhile, work continues when weather permits on installation of the stay-in-place decking materials preparatory to pouring the concrete decking on the new bridge truss and the Milton approach ramp.

  • On to State!
  • Gymnasium roof, athletic complex progress reports

    The architectural firm SKC of LaGrange, who has managed the construction of the new baseball, softball and tennis facilities, as well as the replacement of the majority of the roof on Trimble County High School, made extensive reports during the Jan. 16 meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education.

  • Residents vocal on spending cuts, tax hike

    The consensus of several visitors in attendance at Monday’s meeting of Trimble County Fiscal Court was that Judge-Executive Jerry Powell and magistrates, Stephen Stark, Nolan Hamilton Jr., Kirby Melvin and David Scott should find ways to cut the budget rather than implement a tax on insurance companies for the privilege of doing business in the county.

    Another popular idea among those who chose to address the government body was to implement an occupational tax on persons working in Trimble County.

  • County ok’s 1st reading of tax ordinance

    Following a civil, yet sometimes loud, interaction with members of the audience in attendance, the Trimble County Fiscal Court Monday unanimously approved by voice vote the first reading of an ordinance imposing a licensing fee on insurance companies for the privilege of doing business in Trimble County. Upon approval of the second reading at the governing body’s Feb. 18, 2013 meeting, the measure would be effective beginning July 1, 2013.