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Today's News

  • Project manager hired for animal shelter construction

    Trimble County Fiscal Court has hired a project manager to build the new animal shelter, which is to serve both Trimble and Henry counties.

    The vote was made during a special meeting Friday, Jan. 27, at Judge-Executive Randy Stevens’ office in Bedford.

  • First of two closings set for bridge project

    State officials have announced the planned dates for the first of two five-day closures during the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge.

    The bridge will be closed April 25-29, during which time crews with Walsh Construction will work around the clock to remove the existing approaches on both sides of the river and attach the temporary approaches to the 82-year-old Ohio River span.

  • News reports tell of damage to area in wake of ‘37 flood

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following appeared in The Trimble Democrat on Jan. 21, 1937 as the Ohio River continued to swell out of its banks en route to the record “Great Flood of 1937.” Readers who can recall the natural disaster of 75 years ago are encouraged to share their memories and photos of the devastating event.

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  • Discussion best in fighting ‘Silent Epidemic’

    This week alone, nationwide, statistics show that 100 young people ages 10-24 years old will take their own lives. It is the second leading cause of death among college age youth, the third leading cause of death among youth ages 18-24 and the fourth leading cause of death among children ages 10-14.

    But, because it is regarded as a taboo subject, suicide is also known as the “Silent Epidemic,” according to Jerry Lucas.

  • Trimble spared in redistricting

    Henry and Carroll counties are no longer part of the state’s 26th Senate district. Those counties, which, historically, have been served by Republican Sen. Ernie Harris, now fall into the 20th District, represented by Sen. Paul Hornback, also a Republican.

    Population growth statewide, as documented by the 2010 U.S. census, means districts for both the state House of Representatives and Senate were redrawn, approved and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear last week. Lawmakers are still working to redraw the six districts for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • County questions state mandate for local building inspector

    Trimble County Attorney Perry Arnold is preparing for the members of Trimble County Fiscal Court a summation of state building inspection statutes.

    The assistant director of the state Division of Building Codes Enforcement has sent letters to numerous county government leaders,

    including Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, an interpretation by

    the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction with regard to local building inspectors.

  • KSP plans safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of January 23 - February 6, 2012.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.
     

  • New agriculture commissioner asks auditor to examine previous KDA administration

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer formally requested on Jan. 11 that Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen conduct a special examination of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.   

    Comer, who was sworn in on Jan. 2, has already made some substantial changes to the KDA but said the audit is necessary to restore morale within the Department and to ensure the integrity of its operations.   

  • Starting a successful savings plan

    Many people start the New Year with a financial resolution: to reduce debt, save money, spend money more wisely, increase their retirement savings or something similar. But despite good intentions, New Year’s resolutions often get abandoned. To stay on track, consider the following tips, which are designed to help you achieve your financial goals.

    Write down the goals and post them in a visible place to serve as a daily reminder. The fridge, bedroom mirror or your computer are good places to keep your goals in sight.

  • Order Kentucky tree seedlings

    Plan now for your late winter and early spring tree-planting activities by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry. 

    Nearly 50 species including baldcypress, black walnut, white oak, yellow-poplar, dogwood, redbud and many more are now available for public and private use.

    Species that have been added in the past several years include roughleaf