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Today's News

  • The wonderful world of flying pigs

    Every time I mention that I haven’t seen a flying pig in a while, that’s when I do.

    FYI: In my world, a flying pig is something I want to see happen but have zero faith that it will. In other words, it will happen “when pigs fly.”

    Also in my world, whenever I am deep in the pit of doubt, that’s when I start getting flying pig sightings, whether it’s a line in a book or TV show or an image of a flying pig in a commercial or ad in a magazine.

    Just in the past few days:

  • Is it flooding in your life?

    Do you know anything about flooding where you live?

  • Editorial: 1st Amendment protects student speech

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. - The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

  • Hard work shouldn't be overshadowed

    Since each has generated countless news stories and social media posts, it’s certainly understandable if the public thinks this year’s legislative session is just about the state budget and possible reforms of our public retirement systems.

    While the fate of those bills is what will ultimately be remembered most from the General Assembly’s time in the Capitol this year, that shouldn’t overshadow the many other issues that the House and Senate are also considering. They may not be as far-reaching, but they will have an impact just the same.

  • Senate bill provides bicyclists extra protection

    As we draw closer to the end of the 2018 Regular Session, there has been no shortage of movement on significant bills in Frankfort this week. The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee has spent several days and some late nights working on the Senate’s budget proposal, which we expect to go before the committee early next week.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | March 22, 2018

    March 24, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Around 60 Trimble teachers joined 20,000 educators and supporters from across the state at a Kentucky Educational Association rally in Frankfort to protest Gov. Wallace Wilkinson’s proposed budget. KEA originally expected around 10,000 protesters to show up and march around the Capitol Building. Of the state’s 178 public school districts, 96 canceled class to allow teachers to rally.

  • Cleanup from February flooding continues

    Cleanup from February’s flood is progressing in the city of Milton and across Trimble County.

    As of press time, 46 properties reported some form of damage from the late February flooding, said Trimble County Emergency Management Director Andrew Stark.

    Eight county roads sustained damage from the flooding, he said.

    “Either the road was actually damaged or there was damage to the side of the road, like the creek bank,” Stark said.

  • KIPDA's World Cafe

    “A cafe of ideas,” is how Madri Hall-Faul described the concept of a World Cafe hosted by the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) Wednesday night at the community center in Bedford.

  • Commission hears first reading of vacant property ordinance

    The City of Milton took a step toward keeping tabs on vacant properties with the first reading of an ordinance that would require vacant residential property to be registered with the city.

  • Friday fire displaces family

    A midday fire Friday just off Willard Wilson Road displaced a family and resulted in the loss of a mobile home.

    Bedford Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the fire at 11:50 a.m. Friday at 414 Ridgewood Court, a Campbellsburg address. The fire also prompted a response from Milton, Campbellsburg, Lake Jericho and New Castle fire departments.

    A woman and her three children were living at the residence, said Andrew Stark, emergency management director. The structure was a total loss and the Red Cross is assisting the family, he said.