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Today's News

  • Bridge Slide Tentatively Scheduled for Sunday, April 6

    Preparation work continues for the slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, which is tentatively scheduled to begin Sunday morning, April 6. Rain expected later this week could force a delay if it impacts the ability of construction crews to complete final preparations for the slide. Once the bridge is moved onto its permanent piers, it will take approximately a week to complete inspections, road connections to the bridge and other work, which means the bridge will remain closed until mid-April. 

  • Bridge Slide Scheduled Week of April 6; Closure to Remain Until Mid-April

    (Posted March 26, 2014) Preparation work continues for the slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, which is tentatively scheduled to take place the week of April 6. Once the bridge has been moved onto its permanent piers, it will take approximately a week to complete inspections, road connections to the bridge and other work. As a result, the bridge will remain closed until mid-April.

  • Pendleton woman victim in fatal I-71 crash

    On Tuesday, March 25 at approximately 9:26 a.m., Oldham County Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 71 south bound near the Gene Snyder Freeway.

    When police arrived they located a multi-vehicle collision in Oldham County approximately 1/2 mile before the Jefferson County Line. The collision involved a total of five vehicles; a box truck, a semi-tractor trailer, and three passenger vehicles.

    The initial investigation indicated traffic was slowing, or stopped, due to road work.

  • Tears over lost and found

    When the phone rings here at the newspaper, you never know who’s on the other end and what the person will say.
    That’s why we have an antacid dispenser in the break room. (Not really.)
    One day last week I got a call from a woman who sounded greatly distressed; she had lost her wedding rings.
    It happened several months ago when she was going through cancer treatment. She said the treatment muddled her brain, made her absent-minded and forgetful.

  • TRAFFIC ALERT!!! Southbound I-71 closed due to crash involving multiple vehicles!

    Southbound I-71 is closed at Exit 28 in Henry County. Traffic is being
    detoured via KY 153 over to US 42. Motorists can follow US 42 to the Gene Snyder
    Freeway in Jefferson County. All entrance ramps to southbound I-71 in Oldham County
    are closed as well.

    The crash occurred at mile point 12.5 in Oldham County, about 3 miles before the
    Gene Snyder Freeway. Police, fire and EMS are on the scene. KYTC is helping with
    traffic control.

  • Steel Bearing Replaced; Bridge to be Closed Through First Week of April

    Construction crews have completed the job of jacking up the Milton-Madison Bridge and replacing a steel bearing that dislodged last week. The jacking began Friday afternoon at 3:19 p.m. The process took nearly 15 hours to complete as the southeast corner of the bridge was raised nearly one foot in order to slide the new bearing into place. By 6:00 a.m. this morning, the jacks were removed with the bridge load back on its bearings.

  • Eighth Region honorees
  • FSA celebrates agriculture producers on Natl. Ag Day

    Lexington, KY–USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John W. McCauley encourages everyone to take a moment to appreciate the hard working farmers and ranchers in Kentucky on March 25, National Ag Day. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.”
    USDA is proud to stand behind the producers who rise before dawn 365 days a year in order to put food on the table for 7 billion people.

  • Natl. Agriculture Day is March 25

    Kentucky Farm Bureau joins the Agriculture Council of America and farming organizations across the country to celebrate National Agriculture Day on Tuesday, March 25. This day has been set aside annually since 1973 to highlight the many ways America’s food system improves the quality of life for everyone.

  • 4-H’ers: Get ready to go camping

    Spring has sprung and before you know it, summer will be here.  4-H Camp is a great way to fill those lazy summer days. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence, responsibility, have a lot of fun and make many friends.