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  • Tourism campaign planned

    New West, LLC, the Louisville public relations firm hired by the state of Kentucky to promote the city, asked the commission to consider a campaign to promote “one of its crown jewels – the Richwood Plantation” on Milton’s riverfront. The request came during the July 14 meeting of the Milton City Commission.

  • Work to begin on temporary ramps

    Construction begins this week on the Madison side of the river on a temporary approach ramp that will eventually provide access for drivers using the bridge. Construction of a similar temporary ramp in Milton is expected to begin the week of Aug. 7. The ramps will be used for several months during construction of the new U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge.   

  • Accident blocks U.S. 421

    A tractor-trailer accident closed U.S. 421 for about 2-1/2 hours Thursday morning, according to Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons.

  • School board to meet July 27

    The Trimble County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the central office on Wentworth Avenue. Board members will hold a discussion on bids that have been received for construction of the new athletic field.
    The board has cancelled the regularly scheduled Aug. 3 meeting.

  • Milton Commission to pursue grant

    Milton Mayor Denny Jackson gave City Commissioners some homework following Thursday’s  commission meeting. Jackson, a teacher at Switzerland County High School in Vevay, asked commissioners Jerry Harmon, Gerald Owen, Tom Mahoney and Cecil Robak to consider projects for which the city could seek financial assistance via the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

  • Want to save big? SmartSource coupons coming to The Banner

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting July 20, The Trimble Banner will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.

    Inside The Trimble Banner each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Street closings get nod for Bedford Bash

    The Bedford City Commission granted permission for the closure of West Street from Spring Street by the Bedford Bed and Breakfast to Church Street and Church Street to Victory Ave. for the annual Bedford Bash being held this year on Aug. 26.

    The commission also unanimously voted to renew contracts with City Attorney Genon Hensley and Constable Craig Lacefield for another year. Commissioner Todd Pollack was absent from the Monday night regular meeting of the City of Bedford.

  • Strand jacks to lift new truss into place

    Work continues on the preparation of bridge piers three, four and five on the Milton-Madison Bridge. The current preparations are necessary to be completed in advance of the pier-strengthening process, which has been described in previous installments of this series.

  • Outdoor Channel to film here

    Trimble County will be in the national spotlight on Saturday, July 30, when the Outdoor Channel’s “Keepin’ It Real Tour” rolls into town.

  • TCHS track/cross country coach suspended

    A Trimble County track/cross-country coach has been suspended with pay by Superintendent Marcia Dunaway.

    Dunaway informed Jeff Vincent in a letter dated June 20 of the suspension. The Trimble Banner obtained a copy of the letter in accordance with the state’s Open Records law.

    “During your suspension, you are not to be on School District property except at my specific direction, or have contact with any School District staff or students,” the letter states.