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  • Morgan & Nay honored for ‘pursuit of excellence’

    The National Funeral Directors Association recently honored Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison, Ind, with its highest distinction, the “2014 Pursuit of Excellence Award.” Only 151 firms nationwide, including four from Indiana, merited the recognition.

  • Hanover to host college fair

    Hanover College will host a college fair for students from surrounding counties on Thursday, Sept. 25, in room 102 of the Horner Health and Recreation Center.
    The fair, which runs from 6-7:30 p.m., is open to prospective students from Jefferson, Scott, Ripley, Jennings, Dearborn and Switzerland counties in Indiana, and Trimble and Carroll counties in Kentucky.
    In addition, Richard Nash, director of financial aid, will provide two opportunities for parents and students to discuss general financial aid information. The sessions take place at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

  • Hemp field toured by state legislative committee

    LEXINGTON--A morning stroll through Kentucky’s first legal industrial hemp crop in almost 80 years led to discussion about the plant’s Kentucky future at a state legislative meeting Monday.

  • USDA provides progress update on disaster assistance

    WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster assistance programs recently, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.

  • GED test reduced for limited time

    For a limited time and effective immediately, eligible Kentucky adults can take each module of the GED® test at the reduced cost of $10, a savings of $20.
    The offer is being made possible in Kentucky through $20 limited-time vouchers using federal Workforce Investment Act funds. Through the offer, the full GED® test is available at the reduced cost of $40, a savings of $80.

  • Kickoff is tonight for new JCTC Carrollton Campus

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The Trimble Banner Intern
    The first kickoff event to help recruit donors for the new building project as well as display features of the new building’s layout at the Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at the General Butler State Park Conference Center in Carrollton.

  • Conway warns consumers of IRS phone scam

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and to be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service.

  • State police warn against leaving children in hot cars

    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky State Police remind parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car as temperatures in the Bluegrass are on the rise. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. The National Safety Council reports that nine children have already died in 2014 from being left in hot cars across the U.S.

  • Edwards appointed new division director for Ky. Protection, Advocacy

    Frankfort, KY – Public Advocate Ed Monahan announced that Jeff Edwards has been appointed Director of the Protection and Advocacy Division. Jeff replaces Marsha Hockensmith who led Protection and Advocacy for six years and who worked for P & A for 20 years with distinguished devotion to the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. Marsha Hockensmith said. “I am confident P&A will continue saving lives and changing systems under Jeff’s leadership.”

  • Post 5 troopers honored at KSP Awards Banquet