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Today's News

  • There’s a new kid in town: Oberto driver Jimmy Shane

    New Oberto/Miss Madison driver Jimmy Shane spent Saturday in the team’s boat shop in downtown Madison getting fitted for the cockpit and acclimating himself to his new surroundings. The 2013 H1 Unlimited Series High Point Driving Champion was hired during the off-season to succeed longtime fan favorite Steve David who retired at the end of last year’s campaign.

  • Trimble County Relay For Life 2014
  • Kentucky summer squash

    No Kentucky garden or local farmers market would be complete without summer squash. The most popular summer squashes are yellow squash and zucchini. They come in a wide array of vibrant yellows and vivid greens. Shoppers need to be savvy when shopping and cooking with summer squash.

  • Emerald ash borer in Trimble

    During the past two weeks I have confirmed Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in at least two locations 8-10 miles apart. Since 2010, Trimble County has been part of a thirty county quarantine zone. For the latest information on these counties go to: http://pest.ca.uky.edu/EXT/EAB/welcomeeab.html. The greatest potential for infestation occurs in the quarantine counties.

  • Racing teams gearing up for 2014 Unlimited hydroplane campaign

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The 2014 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane racing season gets underway in two weeks. Hydro enthusiasts from all over the country will descend on the local area for the Madison Regatta, featuring the Indiana Governor’s Cup Race, over the July 4 weekend.
    Volunteers with Madison Regatta, Inc., hope for outstanding weather and river levels for this year’s event after high water cancelled the racing activities a year ago.

  • Milton boat ramp closed

    The Milton Boat Ramp will be closed today and tomorrow (June 2 and 3) for milling and resurfacing as part of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project, according to Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience,” Clifford said in a release.

    Contract crews will also be paving on High Street in Milton the next two days.

  • Division for Air Quality urges residents to ‘Learn Before You Burn’

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Spring-cleaning season has arrived, and for many Kentuckians that means burning unwanted debris. But before you light that burn pile, the Kentucky Division for Air Quality reminds you to ‘learn before you burn.’ Many people may not realize that burning garbage is illegal in Kentucky and could result in fines of up to $25,000 per day per violation.

  • Haymaking season in Kentucky

    By Katie Pratt
    UKAgNews
    Now is the optimal time for Kentucky forage producers to cut hay to ensure they get good quality and yield.
    “The stage of maturity at which the hay is cut is the biggest factor that affects quality,” said Tom Keene, UK hay marketing specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

  • Gluten free, is it for me?
  • Steps to safe groundwater

    Agricultural chemicals are an important part of many farm operations. Used properly, they help Kentucky farmers produce an abundant, safe food supply. If mishandled, however, they can contaminate groundwater, which is a source of drinking water for many residents.
    As May is Water Awareness Month, Amanda Gumbert from the University of Kentucky Extension Plant and Soil Sciences department, offers producers some helpful advice to reduce the chance that improperly used agricultural chemicals will contaminate groundwater by following these eight steps.