Today's News

  • Trimble residents encouraged to register to vote


    The Trimble Banner Intern

    The deadline to register to vote in the November elections is October 9.

    Registration can be completed at the Trimble County Clerk’s office, for those planning to vote in this year’s presidential and local elections.

    As of June 18, 2012, there were 6,576 registered voters in Trimble County. This number stays constant from year to year, according to Trimble County Clerk Jerry Powell.

  • IOSHA penalties levied in bridge construction fatality

    An investigation by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the April 30 fatal accident at the Milton-Madison Bridge construction site has resulted in $10,000 in penalties being levied against Walsh Construction Company by the Indiana Department of Labor.
    Walsh Construction Company, with headquarters in Crown Point, Ind., is the contractor for the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge.

  • Motorcyclist killed on U.S. 42 wet road conditions a factor

    A Bedford motorcyclist was killed Friday, July 27 in a crash on Highway 42 in Trimble County.

    Dispatchers at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a call at 8:22 p.m. from concerned family members when the driver, 61-year-old James Busey from Bedford, had not returned after leaving his home approximately four hours earlier.

    Troopers and family members began searching for Busey. Post 5 dispatchers received another call at 9:38 p.m. when Busey was found unresponsive near the intersection of Highway 42 and Latta Road.

  • Trimble Water District No. 1 has Customer Appreciation Day
  • Milton utility employees in spruce up campaign

    A tour of the Milton Water and Sewer Company’s various properties on Friday revealed the fruit of many months of labor on the part of city employees effecting improvements in both equipment and appearance.

    “We’re trying to get it back up to its original state,” Mark Bates, Milton Water and Sewer Field Coordinator, said. “The sewer system is approximately 30 years old. You can imagine 30 years of use, normal wear and tear. It didn’t get that way overnight.

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  • Kentucky Military History Museum to undergo renovations

    July 28, 2012, will be the last day the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal will be open to the public this year before undergoing its final phase of renovations. It will reopen in March 2013.

    The Kentucky Military History Museum is operated jointly by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs.
    The Kentucky Military History Museum reopened to great fanfare on Veterans Day 2011 after interior phases of renovation were completed.

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  • ‘Click It or Ticket’ cites over 19,000 unrestrained motorists

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - This year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement effort, coordinated by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, resulted in citations to 19,594 motorists for not buckling up.

    The annual campaign, supported by more than 220 state and local law enforcement agencies, was held May 21-June 3.

  • ‘Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass’ aims to decrease fatalities

    FRANKFORT, Ky. -  In an effort to raise awareness of traffic safety laws and encourage safe driving habits, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has been partnering with state and local law enforcement on the “Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass” campaign throughout July.

    “We are concerned with our current highway fatality numbers,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock. “The year started with a reduction, but beginning in May, our fatalities began a dramatic increase.”