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Today's News

  • Trees and drought

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Oaks are the most important tree species to wildlife in Kentucky forests, but the impact of this years drought remains to be seen. White oaks are faring better than red oaks so far.

    White oaks produce acorns that are a critical food source for squirrels, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and many non-game species. White oak acorns are preferred by wildlife because they are more palatable. Acorns produced by red oaks contain tannin, which makes them bitter.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, August 1
    The Trimble County Board of Education meets at the school administration building on Wentworth Avenue at 6 p.m.

    Wednesday-Friday                August 1-3
    Trimble County Band Camp from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at TC High School. Full Camp, everyone attend.

    Tuesday, August 7
    We are gearing up for Apple Festival and the Planning Committee will be meeting at 7 p.m. in the Judge Executive’s Office.

    Wednesday, August 8

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  • Farmers Bank of Milton opens Madison branch

    The new Madison branch of the Farmers Bank of Milton opened for business this morning. The new facility is located on Clifty Drive on Madison’s hilltop next to the Walgreen Drug Store.

    “This is our fourth office” in the bank’s network of facilities, Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Neil Bryan said in an interview yesterday. In addition to  main office at 41 Ferry Street in Milton, Farmers Bank operates branch operations at 1935 Hwy. 227 in Carrollton, and at 2207 South Hwy. 53 in LaGrange.

  • Trimble residents encouraged to register to vote

    By SARAH BEACH

    The Trimble Banner Intern

    The deadline to register to vote in the November elections is October 9.

    Registration can be completed at the Trimble County Clerk’s office, for those planning to vote in this year’s presidential and local elections.

    As of June 18, 2012, there were 6,576 registered voters in Trimble County. This number stays constant from year to year, according to Trimble County Clerk Jerry Powell.

  • IOSHA penalties levied in bridge construction fatality

    An investigation by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the April 30 fatal accident at the Milton-Madison Bridge construction site has resulted in $10,000 in penalties being levied against Walsh Construction Company by the Indiana Department of Labor.
    Walsh Construction Company, with headquarters in Crown Point, Ind., is the contractor for the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge.

  • Motorcyclist killed on U.S. 42 wet road conditions a factor

    A Bedford motorcyclist was killed Friday, July 27 in a crash on Highway 42 in Trimble County.

    Dispatchers at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a call at 8:22 p.m. from concerned family members when the driver, 61-year-old James Busey from Bedford, had not returned after leaving his home approximately four hours earlier.

    Troopers and family members began searching for Busey. Post 5 dispatchers received another call at 9:38 p.m. when Busey was found unresponsive near the intersection of Highway 42 and Latta Road.

  • Trimble Water District No. 1 has Customer Appreciation Day
  • Milton utility employees in spruce up campaign

    A tour of the Milton Water and Sewer Company’s various properties on Friday revealed the fruit of many months of labor on the part of city employees effecting improvements in both equipment and appearance.

    “We’re trying to get it back up to its original state,” Mark Bates, Milton Water and Sewer Field Coordinator, said. “The sewer system is approximately 30 years old. You can imagine 30 years of use, normal wear and tear. It didn’t get that way overnight.

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