http://www.mytrimblenews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Record slide accomplished, motorists anxious to go http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/record-slide-accomplished-motorists-anxious-go <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/closeup_view.jpg" alt="Local residents were anxious for the new Milton-Madison Bridge to be reopened to traffic following the record-breaking lateral slide of the 2,428-ft, 30 million ton structure from temporary piers to rehabilitated concrete piers last week. Spokespersons for highway departments on both sides of the river estimated it would take approximately a week to complete inspections, road connections to the bridge and other work before the bridge is reopened to traffic. At press time on Tuesday there was no word on how soon the reopening would occur." title="Local residents were anxious for the new Milton-Madison Bridge to be reopened to traffic following the record-breaking lateral slide of the 2,428-ft, 30 million ton structure from temporary piers to rehabilitated concrete piers last week. Spokespersons for highway departments on both sides of the river estimated it would take approximately a week to complete inspections, road connections to the bridge and other work before the bridge is reopened to traffic. At press time on Tuesday there was no word on how soon the reopening would occur." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Area motorists were anxious to get back into the normal routine of traversing the Milton-Madison Bridge after the massive structure was moved into place last week.<br /> <br /> The record-breaking 55-foot slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers was completed on Thursday afternoon, Apr. 10.<br /> <br /> Trimble CARES heroin forum a success http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/trimble-cares-heroin-forum-success <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/heroin_1.jpg" alt="Trimble County Attorney Perry Arnold was among those attending last week&#039;s heroin forum at the Bedford Baptist Church who addressed concerns over local substance abuse issues with a panel of judicial, law enforcement and social services specialists. " title="Trimble County Attorney Perry Arnold was among those attending last week&#039;s heroin forum at the Bedford Baptist Church who addressed concerns over local substance abuse issues with a panel of judicial, law enforcement and social services specialists. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Special to The Banner<br /> <br /> The Trimble CARES coalition hosted a forum on heroin at Bedford Baptist Church on Tuesday, Apr. 8. The forum was led by Coalition coordinator, Daisy Toppett, MBA, MSW. Those in attendance heard a young lady, Abby Houchens and her mother Natalie Houchens, Oldham County residents, and Henry County resident Scott Nation tell their family&rsquo;s story of addiction and recovery.<br /> <br /> Bedford polling location to move http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/bedford-polling-location-move <p> Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning has announced that all Trimble registered voters who previously were registered in one of the precincts included among the polling places at the Trimble County Middle School will vote this year at the Bedford Elementary School. The middle school will no longer be a polling place on election day.<br /> <br /> Bedford Elementary School, located at 204 Mt. Pleasant Road, Bedford, will be the polling place for the following precincts: South Bedford, Burrows, North Bedford, Palmyra, Antioch, Providence and East Bedford.<br /> <br /> Heavy rain generates mudslides http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/heavy-rain-generates-mudslides <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/connector_road_3.jpg" alt="Connector Road near the bottom of the Bedford Hill was covered with high water levels of the Little Kentucky River several times over the past week. This photo was taken Monday evening following another day of heavy rain." title="Connector Road near the bottom of the Bedford Hill was covered with high water levels of the Little Kentucky River several times over the past week. This photo was taken Monday evening following another day of heavy rain." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By TEENA DRAKE<br /> Special to The Trimble Banner<br /> <br /> Much as earlier local residents during the precipitation of 1937, 1964, and 1997, citizens along the Ohio River anticipated rising waters as the wind whipped and rain poured last week. Much to their surprise the hills gave way creating mudslides and landslides. Creeks roared out of their banks and debris rushed down causing Milton residents a multitude of problems.<br /> <br /> Hwy 36 slide destroys house http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/hwy-36-slide-destroys-house <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/crushed_house.jpg" alt="A rental house owned by a Carroll County couple was reduced to rubble when a hillside gave away along Hwy. 36 near Notch Lick Road. The house was unoccupied at the time of Wednesday&#039;s storm." title="A rental house owned by a Carroll County couple was reduced to rubble when a hillside gave away along Hwy. 36 near Notch Lick Road. The house was unoccupied at the time of Wednesday&#039;s storm." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Heavy rainfall last week led to two serious mudslides along Hwy. 36 West near Notch Lick in Carroll County, closing the state route twice to through traffic &ndash; once on Friday and again on Sunday night.<br /> The first slide &ndash; measuring 75-100 feet wide and 200 feet long &ndash; occurred in the 1800 block, just below a hilltop house owned by Sam and Sue Scott. The weight of the sliding earth and trees crushed an unoccupied rental house and other buildings further down on the hillside, only a few feet from the highway.<br /> Milton-Madison Bridge was to be slid into place Wednesday http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/milton-madison-bridge-was-be-slid-place-wednesday <p> The new Milton-Madison Bridge was scheduled to be moved into place yesterday. The slide of the structure, said to be the largest bridge slide of its type in North America, occurred after this week&rsquo;s edition of The Trimble Banner went to press. However, updates, photos and a time-lapse video will be posted on our website at www.mytrimblenews.com when they become available.<br /> <br /> The bridge, which spans nearly a half-mile and weighs some 30 million pounds, was to slide 55 feet laterally from its temporary piers and onto refurbished permanent piers. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Jenkins out of judge race http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/jenkins-out-judge-race <p> In an advertisement placed with The Trimble Banner, Bedford resident Jason Jenkins has announced he has withdrawn from the race for Trimble County Judge-Executive in the May Democratic Primary. Jenkins had filed to run in opposition to incumbent Jerry Powell.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Due to a business opportunity I could not pass on, regretfully I must drop out of the Trimble County Judge-Executive race,&rdquo; Jenkins said in a statement.<br /> <br /> Sherri Bray victim in crash http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/sherri-bray-victim-crash <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/i71_fatality.jpg" alt="Sherri Bray" title="Sherri Bray" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Pendleton resident Sherri Bray was fatally injured on Tuesday, March 25, in a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 71 in Oldham County.<br /> The 48-year-old victim was a 1984 Trimble County High School graduate. She was employed as a health care worker for Lifeline.<br /> <br />