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Today's News

  • Heavy rain generates mudslides

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    Much as earlier local residents during the precipitation of 1937, 1964, and 1997, citizens along the Ohio River anticipated rising waters as the wind whipped and rain poured last week. Much to their surprise the hills gave way creating mudslides and landslides. Creeks roared out of their banks and debris rushed down causing Milton residents a multitude of problems.

  • Hwy 36 slide destroys house

    Heavy rainfall last week led to two serious mudslides along Hwy. 36 West near Notch Lick in Carroll County, closing the state route twice to through traffic – once on Friday and again on Sunday night.
    The first slide – measuring 75-100 feet wide and 200 feet long – occurred in the 1800 block, just below a hilltop house owned by Sam and Sue Scott. The weight of the sliding earth and trees crushed an unoccupied rental house and other buildings further down on the hillside, only a few feet from the highway.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge was to be slid into place Wednesday

    The new Milton-Madison Bridge was scheduled to be moved into place yesterday. The slide of the structure, said to be the largest bridge slide of its type in North America, occurred after this week’s edition of The Trimble Banner went to press. However, updates, photos and a time-lapse video will be posted on our website at www.mytrimblenews.com when they become available.

    The bridge, which spans nearly a half-mile and weighs some 30 million pounds, was to slide 55 feet laterally from its temporary piers and onto refurbished permanent piers.  

  • Jenkins out of judge race

    In an advertisement placed with The Trimble Banner, Bedford resident Jason Jenkins has announced he has withdrawn from the race for Trimble County Judge-Executive in the May Democratic Primary. Jenkins had filed to run in opposition to incumbent Jerry Powell.

    “Due to a business opportunity I could not pass on, regretfully I must drop out of the Trimble County Judge-Executive race,” Jenkins said in a statement.

  • Sherri Bray victim in crash

    Pendleton resident Sherri Bray was fatally injured on Tuesday, March 25, in a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 71 in Oldham County.
    The 48-year-old victim was a 1984 Trimble County High School graduate. She was employed as a health care worker for Lifeline.

  • Heroin mtg set

    The Trimble CARES Coalition will host a community-wide educational program aimed at providing parents and community members with information about heroin use and addiction in Trimble County and surrounding communities. The program will be held at the Bedford Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m.

    All community members are encouraged to attend. Parents are encouraged to attend with their middle school and high school aged children, according to Daisy Toppett, MBA, MSW, Trimble County’s Drug Free Communities Program Coordinator.

  • 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.

  • Avoiding, treating mold and moisture

    Molds produce tiny spores that travel through the air and either settle on surfaces to create new mold colonies or are inhaled creating allergic reactions or asthma in certain people. Molds can grow almost anywhere as long as moisture is present (including wood, paper, carpet and food). In your home, the key to controlling mold growth is controlling moisture. Walls or ceilings that are moldy may be discolored, show signs of water damage and/or have black or green spots. A musty, earthy odor or foul stench may also be noticed in an area with mold.
    To prevent mold growth:

  • Cattle producers watch out for grass tetany

    With spring finally arriving, followed by over six inches of rainfall, pastures are beginning to green up. For most cattle producers, that is a welcome event that leads to less reliance on feeding hay. But University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists said this is also the time for producers to watch out for and prevent a condition called grass tetany in their cattle.

  • 4-H offers county communications contest

    Good communication skills are an asset no matter what you plan to do in life.  What’s the best way to develop good communication skills?  Practice!