Today's News

  • Local race may see a real ‘miss’ in hydro action

    The Indy Racing League has been overwhelmed with lady drivers in recent years. Danica Patrick, Sarah Fisher, Milka Duno, Anna Beatriz, Pippa Mann and Simona de Silvestro have been scoring headlines in the open wheel cars for the last few years.

  • New powerboat series will see U.S. debut at regatta

    Powerboat P1 USA will launch the much anticipated P1 SuperStock Series in the United States at this weekend’s Madison Regatta.

    The dramatic format enhancements from traditional powerboat racing, coupled with the spectacular new boats in the world’s largest one-make class of powerboat racing, provide the broadcasters and legion of fans with the change and excitement that the sport has been seeking.

    The P1 events will include endurance racing on Sunday and rapid fire, head-to-head Match Racing on Saturday.

  • The fleet’s in: 12 Unlimiteds set to battle for Cup

    As reported last week, driver Dave Villwock is looking to become the sport’s all-time winningest driver as the Air National Guard Series starts its 2011 season at the 61st annual Madison Regatta in Madison, Indiana over the Fourth of July weekend.

    But to get the record, Villwock will have to overcome the most competitive fields in decades.

  • Trimble CARES

    The Trimble County CARES Coalition received a high-level pat on the back last week regarding the coalition’s work to curtail and prevent substance abuse in the community.

    CARES is an acronym for Community Assessing Resources and Education on Substance Abuse. Trimble County CARES operates as an extension of the Family Resource Youth Services Center at Trimble County High School.

  • Bedford residents advised to boil water

    Trimble County water District No. 1 has issued a boil water advisory for Bedford-area customers who have lost water service due to water service repairs which were conducted yesterday. The advisory is issued as a precaution in the unlikely event of bacteriological contamination occurring while the main was depressurized.

    While repairs and upgrades to the District’s water distribution system were conducted yesterday, customers experienced the loss of water service or limited water service for several hours.

  • Trimble teachers attend AP Institute

    A group of Trimble County High School teachers attended the Advance Placement Summer Institute this past week. The teachers spent more than 40 hours at the University of Louisville taking classes to better prepare themselves to offer higher levels of rigor in the classroom.

    Course offerings included English Literature and Composition with separate offerings for new and experienced teachers, U.S. History, Biology, Chemistry, Calulus AB, World History, Human Geography, Spanish and Statistics.

  • Pier rehab underway at Milton-Madison bridge

    Employees and subcontractors for project contractor Walsh Construction Co. are in the process of rehabilitating the existing piers of the Milton-Madison bridge.

    Walsh project manager Charlie Gannon and Aaron Stover, an engineer with Michael Baker Jr., Inc, conducted a tour for members of the media last week during which they explained the scope of work underway to replace the aging structure with a new span on the existing piers.

    “Pier-strengthening is referred to as the concrete jacket around the piers,” Gannon said.

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  • Villwock targets all-time career win record at Madison

    Unlimited hydroplane fans could see the record books re-written next weekend when the checkered flag flies at the conclusion of the Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup championship heat.

    The H1 Unlimited Air National Guard Series opens the 2011 hydro tour in Madison on July 1-3 and features the world’s fastest craft on water.