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Trimble County

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  • Changing the world through recycling

    By TAJA DURAND

    Many people think they don’t have an impact on this world; but they do!

    Recycling is something small that you can do that has an overall, big impact on the world. Many people aren’t aware of how important recycling is. Environmentally speaking, it can help limit the amount of greenhouse gasses released from landfill sites, the amount of waste that produces pollution is reduced and it helps make our community a better place to live.

  • Event held to raise child abuse awareness

    April was Child Abuse Prevention month and in recognition of that occasion the staff of Trimble County Department of Community Based Services held an event on April 21 to raise awareness of child abuse in Trimble County.

  • KSP: Meth materials can turn up in roadside clean-up activities

    Spring is at full strength in the Commonwealth as the landscape is coming to life and the weather warms. Along with spring, many civic groups and local organizations are beginning roadside clean-up efforts around the state.

    The Kentucky State Police would like to advise anyone participating in community clean-up projects involving roadside trash pick-up to be cognizant of materials associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

  • PROM COURT
  • Milton city commission dismisses dog ordinance

    Milton city officials agreed Thursday, April 14, to dismiss the item from future discussion. The commission determined the proposal unnecessary after city attorney Genon Hensley informed them that a county ordinance is already in place.

  • Fire leaves family in need

    An early morning fire on Easter Sunday, April 24, destroyed a home and sent one if its occupants to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment of severe burns.

    According to the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue website, firefighters from the Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Milton were called to 1065 U.S. 421 South at 4:36 a.m.

    The home was fully engulfed and the occupant, Timothy Andrew, had escaped the structure when crews arrived on scene.

  • Court hears first reading of weapons ordinance

    Trimble County Fiscal Court took its first step toward prohibiting possession of weapons in county property during it’s April 18 meeting.

    The court heard a first reading of an ordinance to ban anyone, except law-enforcement personnel, to carry “firearms and other weapons” onto county-owned property.

  • WATER, WATER
 EVERYWHERE

    It’s been one of the wettest Aprils on record, with an average rainfall in Trimble County of just under 6 inches from April 20-26, according to data from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, CoCoRahs.org.

  • County lags in physical activity

    Adults in Trimble County get less exercise in their leisure time than adults nationwide or statewide, putting them at greater risk for obesity and related problems such as diabetes.

    Surveys done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2006 through 2008 estimate that 34 percent of Trimble County adults said they had gotten no exercise in the previous month, other that what they may have gotten while at work.