Today's News

  • Coal ash rules to be costly for state, lawmakers told

    FRANKFORT—Proposed changes to federal rules governing the disposal of coal ash—the material left after coal is burned for electricity—will cost Kentucky’s electric utilities at least $1.2 billion over 10 years, an LG&E/KU executive told a state legislative committee last week.

  • PSC sets KU/LG&E environmental hearing

    From the KPA News Content Service

  • Piers being strengthened, widened for new bridge

    “The concrete will be going in next week and you’ll start to see the pier at that point coming out of the water.”

    Aaron Stover, with Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., gave an update on the pier reinforcement phase of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project for local and regional media representatives during a tour of the bridge construction sites on Oct. 28. Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., is the company in charge of bridge inspection during the project.

  • Diabetes and the need for healthy physical activity

    November is American Diabetes Month! Physical activity is an important part of managing type 2 diabetes. If you or someone you know is pre-diabetic or has diabetes, it is important to stay active. 

    If you have not been active, here are some important tips to get you on your way:

  • Beginning Farmer Rancher Program coming in 2012

    The Louisville area extension services will be offering the USDA Beginning Farmer Rancher Program starting in January of 2012.

    This program will be open to individuals who currently farm 20 acres or more, and who have been farming on their own for less than 10 years. The program is meant to be a very in depth farm management program, so some basic farming knowledge is required.

    The schedule of classes has been planned to hopefully minimize classes during busy times of the year.  

  • TCMS honors Students of the Month

    Trimble County Middle School recently recognized the 7th grade Students of the Month for September.

    Kayla Jones is the Female Student of the Month.  Kayla’s favorite classes are Reading and Math. Her favorite TV shows are NCIS, CSI, and the Mentalist. Outside of school Kayla enjoys volleyball and basketball.  She plans to attend the University of Kentucky or Western Kentucky University and pursue a career in Criminal Justice.

  • Adult education offers opportunities beyond a GED

    By Lisa Moore

    Special to The Banner

  • Ky. General Election: 3 vye for governor’s mansion


    Kentucky Press Association

    Three candidates are seeking the governor’s seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal sent questionnaires to all three candidates. Below are their responses. Their answers are posted in their entirety at www.cknj.com.

    Steve Beshear

  • Area schools plan Veteran’s Day events

    Milton Elementary

    Milton Elementary School will have a special program honoring veterans on Monday, Nov. 7, at 1:15 p.m. The special guest speaker will be Lynn Romans, a Milton Elementary alumnus whose son, Darrin Potter, gave his life in defense of his country in Iraq. All veterans are encouraged to attend.

    Trimble County Middle School

    Trimble County Middle School will honor veterans in our community with a visual exhibit, as well as a short program from 9-9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Refreshments will be provided afterwards.