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  • Delta Queen may ply Midwest’s rivers once again

    By Christy Hoots
    The Ledger Independent
    The Delta Queen may be returning to waterways as early as 2016.
    According to the president and chief executive officer of The Delta Queen Steamboat Company, Cornel Martin, the DQ was recently purchased from the TAC Cruise Company for an undisclosed amount.
    The purpose of the purchase was to renovate the steamboat and return it to the waterways as a cruise steamboat, reminiscent of 1920s steamboat cruise lines.

  • KSP warns of phone scammers soliciting donations for fallen police officers

    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky State Police is advising all citizens to beware of phone scams requesting financial donations for fallen police officers.

  • Farm machinery auction set for Fayette

    The Fayette County Farm Bureau Farm Machinery Consignment Auction will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event is open to the public and will display all types of farm equipment as well as lawn and garden equipment and a few unique items.
    The auction draws a crowd of over 4,000 potential buyers with an average of 1,700 pieces of equipment being consigned to the sale. This sale is the largest of its kind in Kentucky.

  • Driving tips for ice, snow

    AAA offers some winter driving tips to help drivers navigate on ice and snow: 
    As the temperatures drop, drivers should increase the amount of space between their car and others on the road so that they have time to safely react to an emergency situation.
    If you lose control of your car, remain calm and turn in the direction you want your car to go. Stay in control of the skid.
    Avoid abrupt movements such as slamming on the brakes, as this will further upset the vehicle’s balance and make it harder to control.
    Do not tailgate.

  • Public Service Commission closes review of LG&E/KU customer service

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has ended its heightened scrutiny of the consumer service operations of Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) because the two companies have completed the improvements recommended in the final report of a management review completed in September 2011.
    In a letter sent to the two utilities, the PSC said all 20 of the recommended actions have been completed, ending the need for further progress reports tied to the review, known as a focused management and operations audit.

  • Kentucky 2014 highway fatality figures released

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased in 2014 after a record low in 2013.
    Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) preliminary figures from a Jan. 16 report indicate 667 people lost their lives on Kentucky roadways last year, up from 638 in 2013. However, it was the second lowest total since 1949, when 573 fatalities were recorded.

  • Kentucky Chamber reports on state’s 2014 economic performance

    Staff Report
    The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has released a report on the state’s economic conditions, with detailed county-by-county employment data and summaries of the nine economic regions of the state. The study, conducted by Dr. Paul Coomes, the Chamber’s senior economic advisor, looks at the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on job and payroll growth since the bottom of the 2008-09 national recession. Download the full report at kychamber.com/2014economicdata.

  • Hanover receives recognition

    Staff Report
    For the fourth consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has included Hanover College on its list of the country’s best values in private education. The New York-based publication’s annual list ranks 100 liberal arts college and 100 private universities.
    Citing Hanover for its high first-to-second-year retention rate, Kiplinger’s also noted the College’s low average student debt at graduation, good student-to-faculty ratio, excellent on-campus resources and overall great value.

  • Hope Clinic receives grant

    LAGRANGE, Ky. – Hope Health Clinic announced last week that it has received a $10,000 CVS Health Community Grant. The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Health, as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on smoking cessation and prevention. The support from CVS Health will help Hope Health Clinic to offer smoking cessation classes over a period of two years. Patients will be connected with a wellness coach to help assure continued success with smoking cessation.

  • Holiday music fills the air