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Today's News

  • Tornado victims Benefit Concert at TC Park Saturday

    The Trimble Tornado Victims Relief Benefit Concert and Festival will be Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Trimble County Park on Highway 421N, north of Bedford. Gates will open at 9 a.m. Donations for admission will be taken at the gate and accepted throughout the day.

    All proceeds will benefit tornado victims of Trimble County and the Milton Fire Department.

  • Motorists ignoring bridge weight limit signs

    Law enforcement authorities at both ends of the Milton-Madison Bridge have been making several traffic stops of overweight vehicles. According to Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons a number of traffic citations have been issued to individuals negotiating the span whose vehicles have exceeded the three-ton weight limit imposed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on March 14. A fine in excess of $2,700 was issued to one tractor-trailer driver who ignored posted weight limit signs, Coons said.

  • Work resumes on Milton ramp, Bridge to close April 25-29

    The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosted a public meeting Thursday to announce traffic changes that will take effect next month after the April 25-29 construction-related closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge. Traffic plans were on display during an open house at the Brown Gym in Madison.

    The dates of the temporary closure are subject to change depending on weather conditions and river levels.

  • Senate week in review

    We are entering the home stretch of the 2012 General Assembly with the attendant rush of bills as legislators feel the urgency of the dwindling days. The Senate had a very full week with legislation, committee meetings, and we received the budget proposal from the House as well as the state’s road plan. Visits from groups ranging from the AARP to 4H also came to the capitol to see their legislator and press for their causes.

  • House week in review

    Most legislation that the General Assembly passes each year falls in one of two categories: It either protects, or it promotes.

    That was especially evident this past week in the Kentucky House of Representatives, which voted for bills that range from further limiting abuse of our youngest and oldest citizens to helping more students in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky get their four-year college degree.

  • Trimble County’s woodlands are ablaze in wildflowers

    My wife, Carole, and I enjoy walking in the woods on her mom and dad’s farm. On our walks, you will usually find me with camera in hand taking pictures of wildflowers or butterflies, depending on the season, or just anything that might interest me.

    If you also enjoy our native woodland wildflowers, you had better hurry! The unseasonably warm weather and recent rains this past week have brought about a flurry of early bloom. The bloom time for many of our native wildflowers is only about a week or two at most.

  • 4-H groups target ways to prevent, end bullying

    In an ideal world, everyone would treat others the way they would want to be treated. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, and bullies exist.  

  • Take measures to protect yourself from scam artists

    Kentuckians have lost a lot as a result of the March 2 tornadoes. As those hit the hardest begin to piece together their lives and rebuild, they should be on the lookout for those who may want to prey on their misfortune. Many times, after an area has been hit by a natural disaster, it will see an influx of scam artists and fly-by-night contractors.

  • USDA announces assistance to rural communities, residents in Kentucky affected by recent tornadoes

    Lexington, KY - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on March 15 comprehensive outreach efforts are underway to assess damage and assist rural Midwest and Southern communities in the wake of recent deadly storms.

  • Keeping watch