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Today's News

  • Milton seeks emergency shelter

    Milton city officials hope to locate a facility within the community to serve as a designated emergency shelter in the event of severe storm warnings.

    “When we had threatening weather the last time I had a call wanting to know if there was a place that the city had designated for people to go in case of a tornado,” Mayor Denny Jackson said during Thursday’s meeting of the Milton City Commission. “What we need to do is find some church that will be open for people when a tornado warning is issued.”

  • ‘Cinderella’ at TCHS this weekend

    The Trimble County High School Drama Club will present their musical production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in three performances this weekend.

    “I’ve had to adapt it a bit in order to fit it on our stage and with our cast,” Faculty Director Jon Graham said last week. “We’ve added a couple Disney songs—‘Bippedy Boppedy Boo’ and ‘A Wish Is a Dream Your Heart Makes’—to appeal to younger viewers.”

  • Apple Festival gets new direction

    More than a dozen county residents filled the conference room in the judge-executive’s office Thursday, May 12, to show support for the Trimble County Apple Festival.

    The special meeting was called by festival organizers after board members issued a plea for new volunteers to help plan and coordinate the event, which has been held the second full weekend in September since 1991.

    This year’s event is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11.

  • ‘Bob’s Bunch’ raises over $6K in ALS walk

    More than 1,500 walkers, including a local team of 64 persons known as “Bob’s Bunch,” participated in Saturday’s 7th annual Walk to Defeat ALS in Louisville.

    “Bob’s Bunch” was organized by Bedford resident Diane McKinney to raise money for ALS research and bring awareness to the local region about the disease. Her motivation for both is the fact that her husband, Bob, was diagnosed with ALS in 2009.

  • School Lunch Menus

    Monday, May 16: Chili dog, *rib q on bun, potato rounds, baby carrots w/dip, strawberry applesauce, fresh fruit

    Tuesday, May 17: No school, Election Day

    Wednesday, May 18:  Chicken tenders, *manager’s choice, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit cup, jell-o w/topping, whole wheat bread, fresh fruit

    Thursday, May 19: Hamburger/cheeseburger, *turkey sandwich, lettuce, tomato, pickle
    french fries, peach half, pudding, fresh fruit

  • Sports afield
  • Softball action
  • Trimble track
  • Special care needed for successful post-flood mold cleanup

    Torrential rains and resulting flood damage in April have left a path of destruction for homeowners across Kentucky. Sunny skies and warm temperatures will help clean-up efforts, but with high-moisture content in the air, conditions are ripe for the growth of mold and fungi in waterlogged buildings.

  • Beware of bacterial soft rot on transplants due to recent rain

    The tremendous amount of rain that has fallen over much of Kentucky during the past month, along with extended periods of cool and overcast weather, is really starting to push outbreaks of diseases in tobacco float beds. We received almost thirteen inches of rainfall, alone in April and more than four inches of rainfall in early May. There have been reports of target spot, Sclerotinia collar rot, and Pythium root rot across the state.