Local News

  • Bridge Work Resumes
  • End of school programs set

    Trimble County schools have a number of activities scheduled through the end of this month as the 2010-11 school years draws to a close. Following is a list of events set for the various schools, including music and art programs, academic awards presentations, moving up ceremonies and the Class of 2011 Commencement Exercises.

    Thursday, May 19: Trimble County Middle School Band/Chorus/Art Showcase, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at TCMS

    Friday/Saturday, May 20-21: Trimble County High School Drama Production of “Cinderella,” 7 p.m. TCHS Gymnasium

  • Trimble schools implement new computer learning plan


    A whole new system from 6th through 12th grades and beyond is now in place to help Trimble students prepare for college and career and find their own personal pathway to a successful life.  Representatives at Trimble County High School gave a presentation during the May 4 board of education meeting on the new computer system that is in force in the local school system that will help not only the students but also the parents of Trimble County.

  • State election winners

    Tea Party favorite Phil Moffett had a better-than-expected showing in Tuesday's voting, but Senate President David Williams emerged the victor of the Republican gubernatorial primary election.

    Other GOP primary winners: James Comer for Ag. Commissioner and John Kemper for Auditor.

    Democratic primary winners: Todd Hollenbach for Treasurer, Robert Farmer for Ag. Commissioner and Alison Grimes for secretary of state. The GOP race for secretary of state between Bill Johnson and Hilda Legg was too close to call.


  • Milton seeks emergency shelter

    Milton city officials hope to locate a facility within the community to serve as a designated emergency shelter in the event of severe storm warnings.

    “When we had threatening weather the last time I had a call wanting to know if there was a place that the city had designated for people to go in case of a tornado,” Mayor Denny Jackson said during Thursday’s meeting of the Milton City Commission. “What we need to do is find some church that will be open for people when a tornado warning is issued.”

  • ‘Cinderella’ at TCHS this weekend

    The Trimble County High School Drama Club will present their musical production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in three performances this weekend.

    “I’ve had to adapt it a bit in order to fit it on our stage and with our cast,” Faculty Director Jon Graham said last week. “We’ve added a couple Disney songs—‘Bippedy Boppedy Boo’ and ‘A Wish Is a Dream Your Heart Makes’—to appeal to younger viewers.”

  • Apple Festival gets new direction

    More than a dozen county residents filled the conference room in the judge-executive’s office Thursday, May 12, to show support for the Trimble County Apple Festival.

    The special meeting was called by festival organizers after board members issued a plea for new volunteers to help plan and coordinate the event, which has been held the second full weekend in September since 1991.

    This year’s event is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11.

  • ‘Bob’s Bunch’ raises over $6K in ALS walk

    More than 1,500 walkers, including a local team of 64 persons known as “Bob’s Bunch,” participated in Saturday’s 7th annual Walk to Defeat ALS in Louisville.

    “Bob’s Bunch” was organized by Bedford resident Diane McKinney to raise money for ALS research and bring awareness to the local region about the disease. Her motivation for both is the fact that her husband, Bob, was diagnosed with ALS in 2009.

  • Easter coloring contest winners

    Winners of the Easter Coloring Contest are as follows:

    4 and under: Addison Edmonson, 4, daughter of Aaron and Amanda Edmonson of Milton.

    5-8 year olds: Adelyn Weaver, 5, daughter of Samantha Weaver, Bedford.

    9-13 year olds: Kayla Bailey, 13, daughter of Ron and Joyce Bailey, Bedford.

  • Crossroads Church hosts yard sale to benefit Relay for Life

    Crossroads Church will host a yard sale Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, to benefit Relay for Life. The sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Booth rentals are available indoors and outdoors at $10 each. Call Judi at 502-663-3207 or Randy at 502-689-8653 for more information.