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  • Postal hearing in Sulphur tomorrow

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) will be holding a meeting concerning the discontinuance feasibility study of the Sulphur Post Office. There will be a representative from the USPS present to answer questions and provide information.  It is encouraged to complete and return the Postal Service Customer Questionnaire that was mailed out and return it by Oct. 2, 2011, but you can also submit/discuss it at the meeting. The meeting is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, October 6, at 6 p.m.,, at the Sulphur Christian Church.

  • KU asks to build new plant; rates might rise again

    By Scott Sloan

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    In the wake of stricter federal environmental regulations, Kentucky Utilities asked the state Public Service Commission recently for permission to spend as much as $800 million to build natural gas-fired power generators to replace older coal-fired units. KU expects to eventually ask for a 4 percent increase in rates to pay for the new units.

  • Madison to host air show Oct. 15

    By DEBORAH CRAWFORD

    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Madison Municipal Airport will be presenting their annual air show on October 15. The gates will open at 9 a.m. with free parking and admission. Cooking up their special fish, chicken, and much more during the event will be the Milton Fire Department.

  • Ohio River bridges highlight nation’s aging infrastructure

    By John Cheeves
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    President Barack Obama is using a crumbling Kentucky bridge over the Ohio River as a prime example of the need to rebuild the nation’s aging infrastructure.

    “There are private construction companies all across America just waiting to get to work,” Obama told Congress on Sept. 8, unveiling his newest job-creation plan. “There’s a bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky that’s on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America.”

  • Conservation recruits sought

    FRANKFORT, Ky. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking to fill 28 conservation officer recruit positions.

    Applicants must create an account online through the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet website and apply to the posting, which will be open for 10 days.

    The size of the recruit class depends on the vacancies at the time, said Capt. Myra Minton, acting assistant director of the Law Enforcement Division of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

  • Madison Regatta installs new officers, releases community impact data

    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Madison Regatta Incorporated, during their general membership meeting held on September 7th, installed new officers for 2012. President Crystal McHargue passed the gavel to Herb Parker who will lead the organization for the coming year. This will be Mr. Parker’s second term, having served as president in 2001. Also installed were Kim Washer-vice-president, Pat Brooks-Race Chairman, and Jeff Chandler-Treasurer. Outgoing president Crystal McHargue completed a record four consecutive terms as Madison Regatta president from 2008 through 2011.

  • Shop With a Cop Trail Ride set Saturday, Oct. 1

    The seventh annual Shop With A Cop Trail Ride is scheduled for Saturday, October 1. The event is a fundraiser for Shop With A Cop, which helps provide Christmas presents for needy children in Carroll County.

    The trail ride features a 10 to 15 mile ride through Carroll County. The ride begins at the horse park on Highway 55 near English at 10 a.m. The fee is $12 per person and $5 for children under 12.

  • KSP promotes 29 officers

    Special to The Banner

    The Kentucky State Police announced the promotion of 29 officers throughout the state at a special ceremony held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Louisville. Two KSP majors, two captains, four lieutenants and 14 sergeants were commissioned along with seven Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) sergeants.

  • State audit: LG&E and KU customer service lacking

    From the KPA News Content Service

    FRANKFORT – An independent review ordered by the Kentucky Public Service Commission has found numerous problems with customer service operations at Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co.

    In a report issued Wednesday by the PSC, an outside consultant noted that the two utilities – the largest in Kentucky – are regularly failing to meet their own internal performance standards. The report makes specific recommendations to correct the shortcomings.

  • 1862 battle broke spirit of resident Henry Bottom

    Perryville resident Henry Bottom–known commonly as Squire Bottom to his many friends–was a farmer and justice of the peace whose home was caught in the crossfire of Kentucky’s largest battle.  After the fight, Bottom’s house became a field hospital. According to one eyewitness, a pile of amputated arms and legs, “some with shoes on, others with socks,” stood “four or five feet high” in one corner of the yard.