The Trimble County Fiscal Court outlawed the sale, manufacture, delivery or transport of synthetic cannabis, cocaine, Ecstasy and other synthetic drugs during its meeting Monday.

The ordinance outlaws chemicals that make up the various synthetic drugs and any analog of any of the chemicals specifically listed in the ordinance. The Federal Analog Act of 1986 defines an analog as being a similar substance that has a similar effect.

Judge-Executive Randy Stevens said that after the ordinance is published and goes into effect, the sheriff's department plans to enforce the law, starting with a store he said is selling synthetic drugs.

"It's nice to see us come together to protect our community and children," Magistrate Nolan Hamilton said. "This is one of the best, if not the best, ordinance that has been brought to this court since I've been on it."

In other business, recycling in the county might be put on hold until the end of the year because of the lowering of the Milton-Madison bridge weight limit.

The recycling center Trimble County used is in Madison, but with the lowered weight limit of 3 tons, the recycling trucks are too heavy to cross the bridge.

Matt Gossom, solid waste coordinator, said he is looking into using a recycling center in New Albany, Ind., but it might be more cost-effective to cease the recycling service until the end of the year, when the weight limit on the bridge will go back to 15 tons.

The bridge is also causing trouble for the Trimble County High School prom. The bridge has a scheduled closing the same weekend as the prom, which will be taking place at Hanover College. To transport students who don't want to drive the detour, the school, with help from donations collected by the Trimble County Youth Services Center, will be renting a charter bus to transport students for free.

Stevens said that if high school students help pick up trash along five miles during roadside cleanup day April 21 with other groups trying to raise money such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, he would go to LG&E management to ask for a matching donation for whatever the students raise. If the students pick up trash along five miles of roadside, they will raise $500. With a matching donation, the students will have raised enough to pay for a charter bus at a cost of $1,000.

"Maybe with some of the other donations they've received, they can maybe have hors d'oeuvres or a comedian or something on the bus to make the inconvenience of not being able to use the bridge not so much an inconvenience anymore, but take it and make it something good and memorable," Stevens said.