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  • School officials review safety procedures in wake of Conn. shooting

    State law requires all Kentucky public schools to have in place procedural guides for handling emergencies, and the Carroll and Trimble county school districts are no exception.

    In light of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Carroll Superintendent Lisa James said Monday afternoon that the main goal at her schools was to stick to the normal routine, which is exactly what officials at the Kentucky Center for School Safety at Eastern Kentucky University encourage districts to do.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge Project reaches milestone

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    The Milton-Madison Bridge Project reached another milestone this week as the last steel beam was lifted into place on the new truss bridge. But, with the truss – or steel framework – still sitting on temporary piers, there are several crucial steps that must take place before the new bridge is complete in late spring 2013. 

  • Phase 2 architect selected

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    At last week’s Trimble County School Board meeting, Phase 2 of the new school athletic fields officially began with the unanimous approval of a project architect.

  • Milton developers regroup

    The developers of a subdivided tract of land fronting the Ohio River near Milton are headed back to the drawing board following a special meeting with Trimble County Fiscal Court last Friday.

    The seven lots are located on Hwy. 36 east of the Milton city limits. The property, from the estate of the late William Aubrey Jackson, was auctioned as recreational lots on Sept. 22 by former Trimble resident Mike Taylor of Mike Taylor Auctions, acting on behalf of a group of developers led by Madison realtor Scott Lynch.

  • Light Up Bedford!
  • EMS event commemorates fallen hero

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    On Saturday, family members, friends and co-workers gathered at the Trimble County Emergency Medical Services building to remember and honor the late Mark Rexroat.

    Mark had been an Emergency Medical Technician for the past eight years serving the Trimble County and Henry County districts. Before becoming an EMT he served as the fire chief at the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Many steps remain in bridge construction

    “It’s beginning to look like a full-length truss bridge now, which a lot of people will think that sort of signifies the bridge being complete but there’s still work to be done.”

    That was the recent assessment of the progress of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project by Aaron Stover, an engineer with Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., the company in charge of bridge inspection during the project.

  • Light Up Bedford is Friday

    The community’s annual Light Up Bedford celebration will be held this Friday, Dec. 7, at the Courthouse Square. Organizers are hoping for an outstanding crowd for the event.
    The Milton Elementary School Choir will start the program with song at 6 p.m. The Christmas Story will be read and the Lighting of the Square will follow. The Bedford Fire Department will lead the Christmas parade to the Morgan Community Center.

  • Bizarre mishap blocks lanes of bridge

    The Milton-Madison Bridge was closed for about an hour Monday following a single-vehicle injury accident on the exit ramp at the Milton end of the bridge.

    Local police, ambulance and fire units were dispatched to the scene at 2:34 p.m. and found a car rolled over and resting on its top, blocking traffic flow in both directions, according to Trooper Brad Arterburn, Public Information Officer for the Kentucky State Police Post 5 at Campbellsburg.

  • Bedford’s Carla Boyer thankful for second chance at life

    What do you say to a family whose loss has given you a second chance at life?

    That’s a question Bedford resident Carla Boyer, 46, has been asking herself since she received a kidney transplant just over two months ago.

    Boyer knows the gender of her donor, though in an effort to protect the family, she prefers to keep that information to herself. She also knows her donor was the same age as she, and that this person’s last wish was to donate every viable organ doctors could take.