Local News

  • Over the Rainbow

    “Come on, guys!  We’ve only got a week here!  From the top of the scene!”

    Drama Sponsor Jon Graham implores his Musical Theater class to do it again. And again.  And again.  

    “I want this to be something the community will remember for years,” he says.

  • Entities seek to dispose of Louisville sludge at Wises Landing quarry

    Two local companies have applied for permits in connection with a plan to place sludge from Louisville in a Trimble County quarry facility.

    “Liters Quarry has filed an application with the Kentucky Division of Waste Management to receive sludge from the Louisville Water Company to use as fill material in the quarry,” Trimble County Water District No. 1 spokesperson Dara Smith said by phone Monday.

    Liter’s Inc., based in Louisville, purchased Trimble County Sand and Gravel quarry in Wises Landing in 1993.

  • Investigation underway after fatality at bridge

    A construction worker injured last week at the Milton-Madison Bridge has died, according to Greg Prince, spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Seymour Division.
    Austin, Ind., resident Roger Lee Cox, 50, was taken off life support on Thursday, May 3, and was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m., Prince said.

    “We still don’t know the cause of death,” Prince said. “The only thing we know for sure is that he was found unconscious at the work site.”

  • Date changed for last day of school

    There has been a slight adjustment in the 2011-2012 school calendar.  Originally the school year was scheduled to end for students on Friday, May 25, but the date has now been changed. 

    Students’ last day of school will be Monday, May 21, 2012.  The State Department requires that each school district provide 1,062 hours of instruction to their students.  Trimble County Schools always implements a calendar that provides above and beyond that requirement; therefore, instructional days at the end of the calendar can be removed. 

  • 2012 Governor’s Scholars

    Trimble County High School will send four juniors to colleges around the state this summer for the highly elite Governor’s Scholar Program.

    Jessica Ball, Robbie Brooks, Colyn True, and Reese True will experience college life first hand, living and studying on a college campus for approximately five weeks.  The program was established in 1983 and has since become one of the most highly desirable recognitions for high school students.

  • McCane: Bedford sirens adequate

    Residents of Bedford have an adequate storm warning system in the event of a tornado, according to Trimble County Emergency Management Director Ronnie McCane.

    McCane clarified the issue in a telephone interview Monday. McCane addressed a story in last week’s edition of The Trimble Banner about the Bedford Fire Department seeking financial assistance from the Bedford City Commission to repair a siren damaged during the March tornado in Trimble County.

  • Audits of Trimble schools a ‘mixed blessing’

    Falling into the category of Persistent Low Achieving high schools in the state of Kentucky has been a mixed blessing, according to Trimble County High School Principal Sterling “Buddy” Sampson.

    When he first found out last fall that TCHS was among the schools statewide that were determined to be underachieving by standards set forth by the No Child Left Behind Act, “I was furious,” Sampson said Tuesday. “It was frustrating.”

  • Bridge worker injured Monday

    A project worker was found unresponsive Monday in a lift basket while working near the temporary ramp in Madison. He was taken to a local hospital and then transferred by helicopter to University Hospital in Louisville.

    Work at the site was halted following the accident but had resumed on Tuesday. An investigation into the accident is being conducted by  Walsh Construction Company, the contractor for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

    We have no other details on his condition at this time.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge reopens a day early

    Due to an outstanding effort by work crews and the cooperation of the weather, the Milton-Madison Bridge reopened 24 hours ahead of schedule at 11:59 p.m., Saturday.

  • Deadline is May 7 to apply for FEMA storm assistance

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Kentucky Emergency Management reminds Trimble County residents who were victims of the March 2 tornado outbreak that the deadline is approaching to register for federal assistance to aid recovery from the storm.

    “The registration deadline is Friday, May 7,” Trimble County Emergency management Director Ronnie McCane said. “Make sure you register with FEMA. After that date you cannot register.”