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Regional

  • Changes to Whole Farm Revenue insurance could increase access

    By Traci Bruckner
    Center for Rural Affairs
    USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced expansion of Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) crop insurance to all states and counties. WFRP was first made available for the 2015 crop year, and provides revenue insurance coverage on all of a farmer’s crops and animals under one policy. The policy was previously limited to certain states and counties.

  • Stryker Orthopaedics offers free arthritis joint pain seminar

    La Grange, KY – Do you suffer from joint pain? Join Orthopaedic Surgeon Eugene Jacob, M.D., for a free seminar at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 to learn the latest treatment options for sufferers of joint pain. The seminar will be held at Baptist Health La Grange and includes light refreshments.
    Topics of discussion include arthritis of the hip and knee, surgical and non-surgical joint pain treatment options, new technologies in hip and knee replacement and reverse shoulder replacement.

  • Kentucky State Police plan traffic checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of September 1st through the 30th. This will be in addition to the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that began in August and will continue through Labor Day, September 7th.

  • Over $200 million needed for teachers’ retirement

    FRANKFORT—The Kentucky Teachers Retirement System pension fund will need an additional $520.4 million in state contributions to be fully funded next fiscal year, a state pension oversight board heard today.
    The $520.4 million is in addition to around $380 million paid out to KTRS from the state General Fund this fiscal year, state Deputy Budget Director John Hicks told the Public Pension Oversight Board. All funds are needed to help KTRS meet 100 percent of its ARC, or annual required contribution.

  • Cafe owners bet jet boats will propel business boom

    By Molly Haines
    Owenton News-Herald
    Despite Friday’s cloudy skies, the area around New’s Café, Antiques and Gold Star Bed & Breakfast bustled with excitement as passengers on the Rockin’ Thunder jet boat made a lunch stop at Gratz.
    The Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides LLC, based in Madison, Ind., offers the two-day Kentucky River Adventure for $199 per person. Cafe owners Earl and Linda New are hopeful the ride will help transform Gratz back into the busy river town it once was.

  • Goldenrod Gala Arts Festival Sept. 5 at General Butler State Resort Park

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will host the Goldenrod Gala Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    This one-day arts festival will feature handcrafted items, food and demonstrations. The event is also sponsored by Friends of Butler.

  • Carrollton pair charged in death of 4-day-old infant

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    Two Carroll County parents have been charged in the death of their four-day-old son.
    Jarod Martin, 33, and Lisa Payton, 29, both of Carrollton, were charged with first-degree criminal abuse, a class C felony punishable by 5-10 years imprisonment and a fine between $1,000-$10,000. They are lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

  • Madison police chief warns of card skimming devices at local service station fuel pumps

    Staff Report
    On Wednesday, Aug. 12, the City of Madison Police Department received a call from the Circle K at 115 Clifty Drive on Madison’s hilltop in reference to a foreign device that had been found inside of a gas pump. MPD also learned of a device inside of a pump at the Circle K Station at 1219 Clifty Drive. Officers learned the device is commonly known as a “card skimming” device that captures credit card and keystroke information.

  • Ky. State Fair opens next week

    The Kentucky State Fair opens Aug. 20, and the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet will be well represented during the 11-day event in Louisville.
    Several cabinet agencies will have booths at the fair and will be prepared to offer information and answer questions from visitors. They include the Department of Travel and Tourism, the Department of Parks, the Office of Adventure Tourism, the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Historical Society.

  • State police checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin through Aug. 31. This will be in addition to the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign beginning on Aug. 21 and running through Sept. 7.
    Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.