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Today's News

  • Former Trimble sheriff David Craig dies at 87

    Former Trimble County Sheriff David Craig died Feb. 6 at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison. Craig, 87, had served two terms as sheriff in an era when county sheriffs could not by law be elected to consecutive terms in office.

    “He was known as a fair man and I think that’s probably one of the most important qualities you can have in a sheriff—a man who is fair across the board,” current Sheriff Tim Coons said Monday of Craig, “and what he said his word was his bond.”

  • Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane Feb. 20

    The Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane on Monday, Feb. 20, from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in the 2009 in-depth inspection.

    In 2010, the Cabinet implemented an in-house two-month inspection frequency to review these locations and make sure repairs are not warranted. The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.

  • Prom won’t interfere with bridge closing

    The Trimble County High School Prom will not force transportation officials from Indiana and Kentucky to change plans  to close the Milton-Madison Bridge during the same weekend for construction purposes.

  • Senate passes bills on education, calendar adjustments for schools with polling locations

    The Senate passed several bills this week. Of these bills, three education bills are of particular importance.

    Many students feel bored with the pace of high school during their senior year. Senate Bill 86, passed with bipartisan support, helps focus our students on the higher challenges required of them. It provides an early graduation option to high school students who meet course requirements, grade point average, and college readiness standards.

  • Local legislators report on General Assembly session
  • Milton wrestling group enjoys success at Louisville

    Wrestlers from Punishment Wrestling Academy, Milton, competed in the Louisville Invitational Tournament at Fern Creek High School in Louisville on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.

  • Richard Petty makes local appearance

    By JIMMY SUPPLEE
    The Trimble Banner

    The man known to all NASCAR fans at the King of NASCAR, Richard Petty, came to Belterra Casino Tuesday, Jan. 31 for a Tireside Chat, a question and answer session hosted by the Kentucky Speedway.

    Petty is a seven-time Sprint Cup Champion and won 200 races in his career. His father, Lee Petty, won the first Daytona 500 and his son Kyle also had a career in NASCAR. His grandson Adam also began a career in racing, but he died in a wreck in practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

  • Raiders fall to North Oldham
  • Carroll County spoils Coach Leep’s return home, 67-55

    Carroll’s Dallas Gibson was too hot to handle for the visiting Trimble County Raiders. He used his repertoire of inside post moves, grabbed offensive rebounds for put-backs and hit 10-12 free throws for a 30-point, 17-rebound-performance, en route to a 67-55 Panther victory Tuesday, Jan. 31.

    “I was really proud of Dallas,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “… He just played really, really well, big difference for us for sure.”

  • Fifth grade Raiders top Pope John in league tournament opener

    The Raiders 5th grade boys beat Pope John Saturday in the first round of the league tournament 23-13. David Duncan led the team with 12 points, Dane Lacefield 4, Logan Clifford, Evan Stevens, Duncan Ralston had 2 points each and Shane Mills had 1. Clifford led the team with 9 rebounds and Grant Weaver had 5.