Local News

  • Bridge reduced to 1 lane Sept. 14

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries US 421 across the Ohio River from Milton, Ky. to Madison, Ind., will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, Sept. 14th from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Indiana Department of Transportation will be performing their joint annual inspection of the bridge.

  • It’s Apple Festival time!

    The Trimble County Apple Festival returns to Courthouse Square in Bedford, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11.

    This is the 21st year for the event, which showcases crafts and exhibits ranging from folk art and stained glass to antiques and candles.

  • Havin’ a Bash
  • Group provides support to homeschool families

    EMINENCE, Ky. – Christy Coleman decided to home school her children when she was still in high school and long before she married her husband, Micah, and became a mom.

    Part of her decision likely stems from her own academic experience: She attended a public elementary school, but in middle school was switched to a private school. In high school, she returned to public education.

  • On the MOVE!


    The Trimble County Public Library was abuzz with activity as employees and movers loaded up books, boxes, furniture, computers and everything else in preparation for the move to its new location.

    The old library, at the corner of U.S. 42 and Church Street in Bedford, closed Aug. 25 to allow employees time to start packing. Movers from B&D Installation of Chandler, Ind., came to haul it all about 2 miles away to the new library, located just south of the Bedford city limits on U.S. 42.

  • Bedford to hold Bash this Friday

    The 22nd Annual Bedford Bash is this Friday, Aug. 26th. Entertainment gets underway at 6:30 p.m. with the Trimble County High School Band and Trimble County cheerleaders performing. Popular local band Young Country will perform starting at 7 p.m. In the event of rain Young Country will perform inside at the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department. The Asphalt Angels will be having a car show around the courthouse.


    A parade the likes of which have never seen before in Trimble County escorted the remains of longtime Trimble County businessman Paul Burrows to his final rites Friday. Burrows, 87, died Tuesday, Aug. 16.

  • Disconnects warned

    The City of Bedford will be enforcing a 13-year-old ordinance regarding delinquint sewer accounts in the coming weeks.

    The subject arose during a special meeting on Aug. 5 for the purpose of determining ways to trim the city’s budget and/or generate revenue.

    Commissioner Frank Floyd said at the time that there were several accounts that are delinquint and continue getting further behind.

  • Milton addresses aging vehicles

    An aging fleet is forcing the Milton City Commission to consider replacing trucks used by city employees.

    Field supervisor Mark Bates told the commissioners last Thursday that the city’s salt truck/snow plow needs work. Both the oil pan and the truck’s two gas tanks are rusting off the vehicle. Additionally, the truck used by the city’s water-meter reader is in need of a new engine, which he said, would cost about $3,000.

  • Fiscal Court: County tax rates to remain unchanged

    The members of Trimble County Fiscal Court voted Monday not to increase the county’s tax rates for 2011.

    “Our current real property tax rate is 7.2 cents per $100,” Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens told the magistrates. “Personal property taxes—we never raised it or lowered it since I’ve been here—at 7.5 cents per $100 assessed value. The motor vehicle and watercraft property tax rate is 8.8 cents per $100 assessed value. The fire acreage tax is 3 cents per acre. The bank deposit rate is 2 percent.”