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Today's News

  • Entities seek to dispose of Louisville sludge at Wises Landing quarry

    Two local companies have applied for permits in connection with a plan to place sludge from Louisville in a Trimble County quarry facility.

    “Liters Quarry has filed an application with the Kentucky Division of Waste Management to receive sludge from the Louisville Water Company to use as fill material in the quarry,” Trimble County Water District No. 1 spokesperson Dara Smith said by phone Monday.

    Liter’s Inc., based in Louisville, purchased Trimble County Sand and Gravel quarry in Wises Landing in 1993.

  • Bridge Progress
  • Investigation underway after fatality at bridge

    A construction worker injured last week at the Milton-Madison Bridge has died, according to Greg Prince, spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Seymour Division.
    Austin, Ind., resident Roger Lee Cox, 50, was taken off life support on Thursday, May 3, and was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m., Prince said.

    “We still don’t know the cause of death,” Prince said. “The only thing we know for sure is that he was found unconscious at the work site.”

  • TCMS Spring Fling
  • Tree-Care booklet available for donation

    The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees.  Anyone can receive the Conservation Trees booklet simply by making a $3 donation to the Foundation.  Conservation Trees is a user-friendly booklet that features illustrations, colorful photos and easily understood descriptions.

  • Administration Withdraws Extreme Farm Labor Proposal

    WASHINGTON -- An Obama administration proposal, which would have restricted child labor on farms, was withdrawn last week after criticism from agricultural groups.

    The rules, which were supported by child labor advocates, would have banned children younger than 16 from using most power-driven farm equipment, including tractors, if they had not taken a training course.

    The proposal also would have prevented those younger than 18 from working in feed lots, grain bins and stockyards.

  • Rejuvinate New Year’s resolutions: Get active this spring

    New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or get healthier may be long forgotten, but spring, with its beautiful flowers and warmer weather, is the perfect time to rejuvenate those resolutions by getting active outdoors.  

    Most of us know that regular physical activity can help prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes, reduce the risk of some cancers, help you maintain a healthy weight; strengthen muscles and bones and improve your mental health. Regardless, most of us do not get the exercise we need.

  • Moving houseplants outside; good care of hanging baskets

    In about 10-15 days or so, it will be time to start moving some of your larger houseplants outdoors for the summer. They will get better air circulation and light exposure. This also is a good time to repot your container-bound plants according to Rick Durham, UK Extension Horticulture Specialist.

    Make sure the weather is consistently warm. Since most houseplants have a tropical origin, temperatures below 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit might damage them.

  • Leadership students ‘make a difference’

    Teen Leadership Trimble recently completed its fifth year of helping students “make a difference.”  Twenty-two freshmen and sophomores learned about their community through trips focusing on industry/agriculture, government, history, arts and humanities, and educational empowerment.

  • TCMS names 7th grade Students of the Month

    Trimble County Middle School Principal Mike Genton has announced the TCMS Seventh Grade Students of the Month and Teacher Spotlights for April.