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Today's News

  • 9 year old demonstrates compassion for animals

    By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Upon receiving a letter from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Cameron Whitaker read the story and developed a desire to take action. He felt the need to gather much needed materials for the Trimble County Animal Shelter. His first plan of action was to find a donation site. Whitaker went to Neil Bryan, President of Farmers Bank of Milton, and requested to set up a drop off place for local citizens to donate.

  • Bridge innovation recognized with regional award

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    The innovative, joint project by Kentucky and Indiana to replace the deteriorating Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River with minimal disruption of river navigation and cross-river traffic has been singled out for a prestigious transportation award.

  • Kentucky, Indiana leaders attack EPA pollution rules

    By James Bruggers
    The Courier-Journal
    President Barack Obama rolled out his historic Clean Power Plan Monday, saying it would be “shameful for us” not to do something about climate change, while laying out a moral and economic case for regulating heat-trapping gases from power plants.
    It was immediately attacked by political leaders in Kentucky and Indiana, even as Obama was urging the country to rise to the challenge of a generation.

  • Trimble County Fair Livestock Show
  • Columbus’ ships Pinta and Nina to land in Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—On Friday, Aug. 28, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Louisville. The ships will be docked at Waterfront Park, 131 River Road, until their departure early Tuesday morning, Sept. 8.

  • Legislative news
  • Tourists

    My husband took me on a long-awaited honeymoon for our fourth anniversary. Since we both love the outdoors we went to the Smokey Mountains. This is one of the most beautiful regions in the country. The mountains, woodlands, streams and falls were amazing. We could have stayed there for a month and found something new and wonderful to explore. Finally, like an errant bear, we wandered into town looking for food. That’s when you discover----Pigeon Forge…….

  • Equine networking group to meet Aug. 18 in Lexington

    Lexington, KY - The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the return of the popular Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) on August 18, 2015 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. KENA is a dinner and educational series open to both equine professionals and horse owners and will feature a networking reception from 5:30-6:00 p.m., followed by dinner with the main speaker from 6-8 p.m.

  • Lawn mower safety tips

    Is there anything better than a fresh mowed lawn in the summer?  As you are thinking about your freshly mowed lawn, you also want to make sure that you and your family are safe when you have to mow. Here are a few safety tips to think about when you are mowing:
    4 Always wear sturdy shoes while mowing.  Do not wear sandals.  Although you may think summer weather requires sandals, you should always protect your toes and keep them covered when you are mowing.

  • Keep up with your tick protection this summer

    University of Kentucky Extension Entomology Specialist, Lee Townsend, warns that tiny lone star tick larvae (also called seed ticks and turkey mites) will be very active over the next few weeks, as normal; and adult American dog ticks will seek hosts through early August. Dressing appropriately, using repellents, and checking regularly for ticks are important actions to take to reduce the chances for ticks attaching and feeding on you during the remainder of the tick season.