Local News

  • Fiscal court address personnel, road issues

    Trimble County Fiscal Court hired a part-time maintenance mechanic for the county Road Department during a special meeting Thursday, June 28.

    Tom Boaz of Milton was hired to maintain all the trucks used by the road department. He will earn $13.50 an hour. Judge-Executive Randy Stevens said a position description will be drawn up to outline Boaz’s exact duties, plus a written agreement that clarifies who is responsible for tools kept in the road barn.

  • Fiscal Court hires Trimble’s animal control officer

    Project manager Tony Walker on Thursday received the certificate of occupancy for the new Henry and Trimble Animal Shelter, meaning the facility has passed all required inspections.

  • Ag Commissioner shares goals with farmers

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer visited with local farmers and business leaders Friday during a “meet and greet” gathering at the Trimble County Extension Office.

  • Preparations ongoing for Milton-Madison Bridge lift

    Lift preparations were still underway at press time yesterday in anticipation of “strand-jacking” the first truss section of the new Milton-Madison Bridge into place onto temporary piers.

    The procedure began early Monday when with the assistance of several tug boats, the 600-foot span, which was constructed on barges, was floated from the Milton shoreline into position at the base of the temporary piers.

  • Kiersten Ginn crowned 2012 Miss Trimble County Fair
  • More cemetery patrols sought

    A hallowed ground intended to be the final resting place for the remains of loved ones has instead become a haven for the living who, under the veil of darkness, allegedly use the premises for illicit activities.

    Commissioner Frank Floyd told his fellow members of the Bedford City Commission Monday of ongoing problems at the Bedford Cemetery.

  • Comeaux new commissioner

    As the first order of business at Thursday’s meeting of the Milton City Commission, Milton resident Lynn Comeaux was sworn in as the newest Milton Commissioner. Comeaux succeeds Gerald Owen whose resignation due to health reasons was announced by Mayor Denny Jackson during the commission’s April 12 meeting. Comeaux will serve out the remainder of Owen’s term, which expires on Jan. 1, 2013.

  • Animal shelter completion by end of month

    Contractor Tony Walker told Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday, June 18, that the new animal shelter being built on Sulphur Road should be “100 percent complete” by Friday, June 29.

    “I feel confident about what I’ve left the counties with,” Walker said. Walker was hired by Trimble County to build the facility after bids from contractors for the project came in far above the $250,000 available from Trimble and Henry counties, which includes a $150,000 state grant.

  • County gets recycling grant, budget passed

    Trimble County has been awarded a $55,195 recycling grant from the 2012-13 Kentucky Pride Fund.

    The award was one of a total of 61 grants for recycling and household hazardous-waste grants announced June 13 by Gov. Steve Beshear and is intended to help reduce the amount of recyclable and hazardous materials going into landfills, according to a release from the state Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management.

  • Fun at the Trimble County Fair