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Today's News

  • Strike days aboard a WWII aircraft carrier in the Pacific

    By WILBUR GINN
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    A strike day starts early in the morning with the bombs being loaded in the planes. The planes had to be tied down at all times expect during takeoff. While these aircraft were being prepared and fueled, the pilots were in the ready room studying maps and targets to hit on Japan. These pilots were equipped with life jackets and parachutes and their gear was so heavy they had to have help to get up in the planes.

  • TCHS grad Jenna Underhill in IUS theatrical production

    Jenna Underhill, a 2011 graduate of TCHS, is appearing in “The Fantasticks” at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Ind.

    The shows are scheduled for two weekends in February. The schedule times are Friday, Feb. 10 and  Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. and  Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m.

    Adult tickets are $12; students and seniors $6 available at the Ogle Center ticket office or by calling 812-941-2525.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 9
    The Milton City Commission will meet at the Milton Municipal Building at 7 p.m.

    Trimble County Raiders boys’ basketball hosts Whitefield. Freshmen game 5 p.m., junior varsity 6 p.m. followed by varsity game at approximately 7:30 p.m.

    Circle of Light Women’s Monthly Meeting from 7-9 p.m.  Call 937-631-5581 for location and more information.

    Saturday, Feb. 11

  • Milton resident practicing law

    Crystal L. Heinz of Milton, Ky., was sworn into the practice of law in the State of Kentucky on Oct. 22, 2011 in Frankfort. Heinz graduated Tomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich. in Jan. 2011.

    She is a Trimble County native and married to Andrew Heinz of Milton. She is the daughter of Faye B. Miller, Bedford and Kenneth R. Bray, Jeffersontown, Ky.
     
    Her current employment is at The Law Office of Crystal L. Heinz, PLLC, located in Milton. She can be contacted at P.O. Box 85, Milton, KY 40045, 502-269-7153, or crystalheinz@insightbb.com.

  • Bridge closing dates a worry for prom parents

    Last week’s announcement by transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana regarding the planned dates for the first of two five-day closures during the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge has caused no small amount of concern for parents of Trimble County High School juniors and seniors who will be attending the school’s annual prom and post-event Project Prom activities

  • ‘Bob’s Bunch’ planning ALS fundraiser, March 3

    “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” is planning a fish fry and auction fundraising event on March 3 to raise funds for ALS research and bring awareness to the local region about the disease.

    ALS—Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is commonly called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” after the Hall of Fame New York Yankees first baseman who succumbed to the disease in 1941.

  • 2 arrested after Bedford meth lab discovery

    Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg have arrested two Bedford residents after discovering a meth lab inside a Bedford residence.

    The lab was discovered in an apartment at approximately 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2.

    Troopers initially responded to the residence at 115 U.S. 42 East in Bedford after receiving a loud noise complaint. Once at the residence, Troopers discovered the meth lab.

  • Playing for a Cure!
  • House passes 3 veterans’ related measures

    With January behind us, the General Assembly is finding the quick pace that defined the legislative session’s opening days is now settling into a more measured routine.

    The first few weeks, of course, were dominated by two main actions: Governor Beshear’s speeches on the state of the Commonwealth and his budget proposal; and redistricting, which the House and Senate undertake each decade to reflect population changes in their districts and those of the Kentucky Supreme Court and our congressional delegation.

  • Senate passes bills on education, mutual aid

    We are now a quarter way through session. Bills are flowing through the committee process and arriving on the Senate floor for consideration before the entire chamber.

    Three bills won passage this week and will now head to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 55 allows for interstate mutual aid agreements among first-responders and other emergency response personnel. That is to say, that if an emergency occurs near local or state borders, emergency personnel can respond regardless of their home base.