Today's News

  • The grass is greener when you decide it is greener

    Defending H1 Unlimited National Champion

    When my friend Dave Taylor wrote to me about an article, his request came on the same day some of my Facebook buddies were writing about the “problems” of their various small hometowns.  Common threads were “nothing to do but eat, drink and go to church” or “can’t find a good boyfriend or girlfriend” or “can’t find good work.”

  • Long-standing tradition resumes on the Milton-Madison riverfront

    H1 Unlimited Historian

    Madison, Indiana, is steeped in a competitive tradition that dates back to the 1800s when steamboats raced each other on the legendary Ohio River. Perhaps because of this, boat racing is very deeply engrained in the public consciousness.

  • Fastest competitive craft on water return for Gov’s Cup

    This weekend of July 5 – 7 marks the 102 anniversary of powerboat racing on the Ohio River at Madison, Indiana and the 64th consecutive year of unlimited hydroplane racing following the first appearance of an unlimited hydroplane at the Madison Regatta (My Darling in 1950).


    Traffic has been switched from the old US 421 Milton-Madison Bridge to the new
    bridge, which is sitting on temporary piers. The switch took place at about 9:37
    p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013.

    To access the new bridge - which is about 15 feet downstream of the old bridge -
    drivers are using the newly-constructed permanent approaches in Milton, Ky., and
    Madison, Ind. Toward the end of the approach, drivers use a short transition span,
    which takes them to the new 40-foot-wide bridge.

    The new span has a 15-ton weight limit and a 36-foot vehicle length restriction,


    Louisville, Ky. – After more than two years of construction on the new Milton-Madison Bridge, workers are gearing up for some of the final – and most anticipated – stages of the project, expected to take place this summer.


    The first milestone occurs early next week when traffic is switched from the old bridge to the new bridge in its temporary location. Project contractor Walsh Construction expects the switch to take place on June 3 or 4.


  • Bedford Rotary gives away gas card
  • Kentucky denies permit for coal ash landfill

    The Kentucky Division of Waste Management notified LG&E Wednesday, March 20, of its preliminary decision to deny the utility’s application (Activity ID No. APE20110002) for a special waste landfill permit for a coal ash landfill in Trimble County.

    Division of Waste Management Director Tony Hatton, in a letter to W. Michael Winkler, LG&E and KU Environmental Programs Manager, stated that the excavation or destruction of a cave on the proposed landfill site does not comply with requirements of the Cave Act in KRS 433.877(1).

  • Milton F.D. observes tornado anniversary

    Milton Fire & Rescue personnel joined with other Kentuckians on Saturday to reflect on the lives lost and devastation caused by tornadoes that ravaged many Kentucky communities a year ago. The Milton firefighters held their observance in their new Station No. 2 that replaced a similar station that was destroyed in last year’s storm.

  • Spring Forward! Time change is this Sunday

    Daylight Savings Time will begin this year on Sunday, March 10. Many remember April and October as being the months for the annual time changes in years past but federal law moved the time changes to March and November.

    Daylight Savings Time will end and we’ll return to Standard Time on Sunday, Nov. 3.

    Clocks will advance one hour at 2 a.m. on March 10. In November, clocks will drop back one hour.