Local News

  • Meet entrepreneur Barbara Chilton

    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.


  • 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,