Today's News

  • Pier rehab underway at Milton-Madison bridge

    Employees and subcontractors for project contractor Walsh Construction Co. are in the process of rehabilitating the existing piers of the Milton-Madison bridge.

    Walsh project manager Charlie Gannon and Aaron Stover, an engineer with Michael Baker Jr., Inc, conducted a tour for members of the media last week during which they explained the scope of work underway to replace the aging structure with a new span on the existing piers.

    “Pier-strengthening is referred to as the concrete jacket around the piers,” Gannon said.

  • Fair Royalty
  • Villwock targets all-time career win record at Madison

    Unlimited hydroplane fans could see the record books re-written next weekend when the checkered flag flies at the conclusion of the Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup championship heat.

    The H1 Unlimited Air National Guard Series opens the 2011 hydro tour in Madison on July 1-3 and features the world’s fastest craft on water.

  • Recommendations for healthy sleep

    Sleep is something that you should be “doing” everyday!  You may often think of sleep as a time for rest and renewal. However, sleep is more than just a rest time.It is important to keep you healthy. Research shows that sleep is important for memory, weight control, safety, mood, heart health, and disease prevention.

    Learning and memory: Sleep helps the brain save new information to memory.

  • New research on rapid drying of hay

  • Boil water advisory lifted for Milton

    A precautionary boil water advisory issued Sunday in downtown Milton for customers who lost water service due to a water main break was lifted yesterday.

    Although no contamination has been confirmed Milton Water and Sewer Co. issued a statement recommending that downtown customers should bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for three minutes and let it cool before using or use bottled water.

    Repairs on the broken water main were completed Monday.

  • Random God musings

    Occasionally I clean out my column ideas folder and come across random notes and musings, sometimes written in the middle of the night, sometimes in the margin of a church bulletin during a song or sermon during a worship service.

    None of the ideas are big enough for a full-blown column, but they may be helpful to someone reading this. So, here are some random thoughts and miscellaneous musings:

  • A Madison Regatta memory

    Madison Regatta race week is my favorite time of the year in the Ohio River Valley. As far as I’m concerned, those of us who live in Trimble County, Kentucky, and Jefferson County, Indiana, are the luckiest people on Earth.

    Those who live in other localities don’t know what they’re missing.

    I moved to Trimble County in 1999. But my obsession with the Madison Regatta began long before that.


     30 Years Ago (June 25, 1981)
    The 4-H of Trimble County will sponsor a fair on the high school grounds July 17 and 18.

    Trimble County Water District through their chairman Carroll Thomas Ralston has a pre-application pending for $472,500 Federal assistance relative to 5 miles of water main extensions serving 30 customers, a water storage tank, a maintenance and storage building and a water pumping station.