• AT&T donates to iLEAD Academy Maker Space

    Landmark News Service
    The AT&T Foundation and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative are teaming up to extend the economic benefits of the Maker Movement across Kentucky’s I-71 corridor.
    The Maker Space located at the iLEAD Academy will be the hub of the effort.
    Numerous definitions can be found for the maker movement. The most generic defines it as an umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers.

  • Comer predicts big future for industrial hemp

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Industrial hemp will cover tens of thousands of acres and generate thousands of jobs in Kentucky in the near future, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told hundreds of hemp growers, processors, and enthusiasts at the Hemp Industries Association Conference today in Lexington.

  • October is Farm to School Month

    By Elisha Smith
    Center for Rural Affairs
    October is National Farm to School month. “Farm to School” refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat.
    The more local foods we serve our kids, the better. One-third of U.S. children are obese or overweight, and only 2 percent of children get the recommended serving of fruits and vegetable each day. Farm to School programs increase students’ daily fruit and vegetable consumption significantly.  

  • Legislative news
  • USDA commits $2.5 million to expand new farmer education

    PHILADELPHIA – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that $2.5 million in grants is now available for projects to educate new and underserved farmers about more than 20 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency programs that can provide financial, disaster or technical assistance to the agricultural community.

  • Hundreds expected to attend craft festival

    Landmark News Service
    Melvin Greene and his family have spent years building their business at craft shows across Kentucky and surrounding states. Now the family hopes to see others gain exposure through a local festival that’s expected to draw hundreds of visitors to Owen County.
    Greene’s family business, Greene’s Country Crafts, began as a small shop behind his residence about 18 years ago.

  • Work progresses toward January bridge opening

    By Sheldon S. Shafer
    The Courier-Journal
    It won’t be long now. The opening of the new downtown Louisville bridge is only months away.
    The new downtown bridge is scheduled to open to two-way traffic by January. Crews with Walsh Construction will then turn their attention to the Kennedy Bridge.
    More than $22 million in improvements are planned. A new floor system will be built on top of the Kennedy’s existing floor beams, adding decades of new life to the nearly 52-year old bridge.

  • Explanation of crop insurance hidden benefits

    By Traci Bruckner
    Center for Rural Affairs
    During the last farm bill debate we heard Congressional leaders say, farmers don’t get a check, they get a bill for their crop insurance.
    While that statement may be true, it’s also true that crop insurance is heavily subsidized, providing unlimited premium subsidies to the nation’s largest and wealthiest farms on every acre, every year, regardless of prices, production or farm profitability.
    We created a mock “explanation of benefits” to demonstrate the largess.

  • Rowan Clerk Kim Davis leaves jail

    By Bill Estep and Jack Brammer
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis emerged from the Carter County jail Tuesday afternoon surrounded by Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and her attorney, who vowed that Davis would continue her stand against same-sex marriage.
    “She will not violate her conscience,” said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit litigation firm that represents Davis.

  • State police participating in National Drug Take Back Day

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg will be participating in the 10th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday September 26, 2015. The program will take place at Kentucky State Police Post 5 located at 160 Citation Lane Campbellsburg, KY 40011 and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.