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  • LG&E sells recyclable residue

    Not all of the coal combustion residuals produced during the process of manufacturing electricity at the Louisville Gas & Electric Company’s Trimble County Generating Station would end up in the proposed 218-acre landfill for which the company has applied for a permit.

    Currently, large amounts of recyclable residuals from the coal combustion process are sold offsite to other manufacturing facilities, LG&E spokesman, engineer/scientist Paul Puckett said recently.

  • ‘Trick or Treat!’
  • Juvenile arrested in Milton fatality

    The collision investigation regarding the Oct. death of 63 year old Marshall Kendall of Milton has produced an arrest of a Trimble County juvenile.  Through investigation, it was discovered that the accused juvenile allegedly placed a box of concrete bricks in the roadway of U.S. 421 as a prank. The victim was struck and killed by a passing vehicle when he exited his vehicle to remove the items from the roadway.

  • Animal shelter bids high, counties to regroup

    “The bids were a terrible disappointment!”

    That was the terse assessment of Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens in reference to Monday’s opening of bids for construction of a new animal shelter. The shelter is a joint project between Trimble and Henry county governments to provide dog control, sheltering and disposal for their respective counties. The Kentucky Humane Society in January informed the two counties that, effective June 30, they would not be renewing contracts to provide those services.

  • Low income Heating Energy Assistance Program details

    Applications for the Low income Heating Energy Assistance Program subsidy for the winter of 2011-12 will be taken from Monday, Nov. 7 to Friday, Dec. 16, at the Tri-County Community Action Agency. Applications will be received daily from 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. excluding holidays.

    The subsidy Income Guidelines below show qualifying income(s). Qualifying applicants should refer to the Application Period Schedule which specifies applications will be taken in alphabetic order based on the first letter of the last name.

  • Sheriff Coons, Trimble BOE team for resources officer

    The Trimble County Board of Education is teaming up with county Sheriff Tim Coons to provide a school resources officer in the district .
    Coons presented Tom Starks, pastor of the Milton Baptist Church, who joined the sheriff’s office a year ago with the goal of working in the schools.

  • Halloween drivers: Keep the party off the road

    As party-going ghosts and goblins celebrate Halloween on Monday, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reminds everyone to keep the party off the road.

    “There isn’t a Halloween costume clever enough to hide an impaired driver who has made the poor decision to get behind the wheel,” said KOHS Director of Highway Safety Bill Bell. “Whether you’ve had one too many or way too many it is just not worth the risk. Remember, Buzzed driving is drunk driving.”

  • Bedford seeks to remain in black

    The City of Bedford continues to seek additional revenue sources to keep the municipal coffers in the black. Raising the municipal tax paid by insurance companies doing business in Bedford is the latest effort of the Bedford City Commission to keep the city afloat.

  • LG&E’s Trimble neighbors fear contamination of water supply

    LG&E says a proposed coal ash landfill for the company’s Trimble County generating station will not pose a health hazard to water resources in the surrounding environs.

    “Public safety and environmental stewardship are key priorities for our business,” the company said in a public statement issued to area news media. “We are proud of the fact that we have never had a significant spill from any of our coal combustion residuals facilities nor have those facilities ever posed a problem for local water supplies.”

  • TCHS one of 19 low achieving schools

    Trimble County High School is among 19 schools statewide identified as “persistent low-achieving” schools based on the results of last year’s Kentucky Core Content Testing under the state’s Commonwealth Accountability Testing System for 2010.

    The problem, says Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson, is mathematics. “We know we have a math need; that’s nothing new,” Sampson told the Trimble County Board of Education at its regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 19. “We’ll keep moving forward.”