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  • Local legislators report on General Assembly session
  • Bridge closing dates a worry for prom parents

    Last week’s announcement by transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana regarding the planned dates for the first of two five-day closures during the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge has caused no small amount of concern for parents of Trimble County High School juniors and seniors who will be attending the school’s annual prom and post-event Project Prom activities

  • ‘Bob’s Bunch’ planning ALS fundraiser, March 3

    “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” is planning a fish fry and auction fundraising event on March 3 to raise funds for ALS research and bring awareness to the local region about the disease.

    ALS—Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is commonly called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” after the Hall of Fame New York Yankees first baseman who succumbed to the disease in 1941.

  • 2 arrested after Bedford meth lab discovery

    Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg have arrested two Bedford residents after discovering a meth lab inside a Bedford residence.

    The lab was discovered in an apartment at approximately 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2.

    Troopers initially responded to the residence at 115 U.S. 42 East in Bedford after receiving a loud noise complaint. Once at the residence, Troopers discovered the meth lab.

  • Playing for a Cure!
  • Project manager hired for animal shelter construction

    Trimble County Fiscal Court has hired a project manager to build the new animal shelter, which is to serve both Trimble and Henry counties.

    The vote was made during a special meeting Friday, Jan. 27, at Judge-Executive Randy Stevens’ office in Bedford.

  • First of two closings set for bridge project

    State officials have announced the planned dates for the first of two five-day closures during the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge.

    The bridge will be closed April 25-29, during which time crews with Walsh Construction will work around the clock to remove the existing approaches on both sides of the river and attach the temporary approaches to the 82-year-old Ohio River span.

  • News reports tell of damage to area in wake of ‘37 flood

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following appeared in The Trimble Democrat on Jan. 21, 1937 as the Ohio River continued to swell out of its banks en route to the record “Great Flood of 1937.” Readers who can recall the natural disaster of 75 years ago are encouraged to share their memories and photos of the devastating event.

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  • Discussion best in fighting ‘Silent Epidemic’

    This week alone, nationwide, statistics show that 100 young people ages 10-24 years old will take their own lives. It is the second leading cause of death among college age youth, the third leading cause of death among youth ages 18-24 and the fourth leading cause of death among children ages 10-14.

    But, because it is regarded as a taboo subject, suicide is also known as the “Silent Epidemic,” according to Jerry Lucas.

  • Trimble spared in redistricting

    Henry and Carroll counties are no longer part of the state’s 26th Senate district. Those counties, which, historically, have been served by Republican Sen. Ernie Harris, now fall into the 20th District, represented by Sen. Paul Hornback, also a Republican.

    Population growth statewide, as documented by the 2010 U.S. census, means districts for both the state House of Representatives and Senate were redrawn, approved and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear last week. Lawmakers are still working to redraw the six districts for the U.S. House of Representatives.