Today's News


    30 Years Ago (July 30, 1981)

  • Trimble alumni encouraged to enjoy TCHS centennial

    This week’s edition of the paper may fill some youngsters with dread at the thought of another school year being just around the corner. For most, however, there is the anticipation of a new adventure and new worlds to conquer. For some parents, the term “back to school” brings a sigh of relief.

  • Photo exhibit ends this week at library

    Recently, I traveled from a flower garden in Milton to a ballgame in Carrollton then to a nursing home in Cincinnati where four lively ladies were celebrating over 400 years of living. From there I went to see the Brooklyn Bridge and then to Tokyo Towers in Japan.

    I did all of this at the Trimble County Public Library through photographs taken by Phyllis Codling McLaughlin, former editor of The Trimble Banner and The News-Democrat.

  • Trimble County Community Calendar

    Saturday, July 30
    Antioch Baptist Church will hold a one-day Vacation Bible School from 2-6 p.m. and a fellowship time with refreshments for children and parents following the program.

    The Trimble County High School Class of 1983 will have a get together at 5-7 p.m. at 208 Liberty Road in Milton. For more information call Kara Poynter Turner at 502-268-3453.

    Wednesday, Aug. 3
    Milton Elementary is hosting its open house at 5:30 p.m.; 15-minute grade-level presentations begin with first grade at 6 p.m.

  • Board of Education to meet tonight

    The members of the Trimble County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the school system’s central office on Wentworth Ave. The agenda includes a discussion about bids which were recently submitted by contractors to construct a new outdoor athletic complex near the Bedford Elementary School.

    The board has cancelled the Aug. 3 regular meeting.

  • Sixth graders encouraged to attend Academy

    Trimble County Middle School Principal Mike Genton is pumped about next week’s Sixth Grade Academy. All incoming sixth grade students are encouraged to attend the program at TCMS, which will be held for three days, Aug. 2-4, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

  • Tourism campaign planned

    New West, LLC, the Louisville public relations firm hired by the state of Kentucky to promote the city, asked the commission to consider a campaign to promote “one of its crown jewels – the Richwood Plantation” on Milton’s riverfront. The request came during the July 14 meeting of the Milton City Commission.

  • Work to begin on temporary ramps

    Construction begins this week on the Madison side of the river on a temporary approach ramp that will eventually provide access for drivers using the bridge. Construction of a similar temporary ramp in Milton is expected to begin the week of Aug. 7. The ramps will be used for several months during construction of the new U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge.   

  • Accident blocks U.S. 421

    A tractor-trailer accident closed U.S. 421 for about 2-1/2 hours Thursday morning, according to Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons.