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Regional

  • Ohio Valley United Charities kicks off fundraising campaign

    “We Care, We Share” is the Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc., theme for its 2017 Fundraising Campaign it launched this month as it seeks financial support for 34 area charities for grants totaling over $165,000.00. In operation since 1998, the non-profit organization composed of volunteers from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, and Trimble counties seeks pledges and donations from area businesses and industries that helps designated charities give back services to the community.Services funded for area charities include:

  • Beware seasonal employment scams

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Attorney General Beshear is warning Kentuckians to be wary of seasonal employment scams targeting those looking to make some extra cash for the holidays.
    The scam often appears as an online advertisement seeking a mystery shopper, package or shipping position or similar employment where Kentuckians can work from home and receive immediate payment.
    Here is how the scam often plays out:

  • Hospital now officially Norton Children’s Hospital

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The name of the downtown Louisville children’s hospital is now officially “Norton Children’s Hospital.” The names of other Norton Healthcare entities serving children are now known as Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital (in St. Matthews), Norton Children’s Medical Center (in eastern Jefferson County) and Norton Children’s Medical Associates (physician practices). Signage is in the process of being changed and will be complete by the end of the year.

  • Comer now a congressman

    Kentucky Press News Service
    James Comer, 44, a Republican, took the oath of office Monday night to become Kentucky’s newest congressman.
    Comer, who narrowly lost the GOP gubernatorial primary last year, will fill the remainder of former Congressman Ed Whitfield’s western Kentucky seat for the current term. But Comer also won his own two-year term in last week’s election.

  • 17th Annual Poster and Essay Contest announced

    FRANKFORT — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky students to create and submit original works to show agriculture’s role in addressing the nation’s hunger problem in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) and Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom Inc.’s 17th annual Poster and Essay Contest.

  • KDA seeks preliminary proposals for specialty crop grants

    FRANKFORT (November 15, 2016) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting preliminary proposals for grants to promote and enhance specialty crops through marketing, production, education, and research, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.
    “Specialty crops are vital to our horticulture industry and continue to be a growing part of Kentucky’s agricultural landscape,” Commissioner Quarles said. “These funds will provide a boost to Kentucky’s specialty crop industry.”

  • Baptist pastors honored for serving courageously, faithfully

    FLORENCE, Ky. – Kentucky Baptist pastors are serving faithfully, courageously and sacrificially in the face of a culture that has become increasingly hostile to the gospel.
    A resolution adopted Tuesday by messengers to the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Florence, Ky., honored those men serving in some 2,400 churches from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River.

  • Langley elected president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention

    FLORENCE, Ky. – Bill Langley, senior pastor of an Elizabethtown church with a strong reputation for supporting missions, has been elected president of the 750,000-member Kentucky Baptist Convention.
    Langley, who ran unopposed to lead the state’s largest religious organization, is well known within Baptist circles as a champion of the Cooperative Program, which covers the cost of missionaries stationed in countries around the world.

  • Report: More than half of Kentuckians looking for 2017 health plans on federal exchange are likely to need support

    LOUISVILLE, Ky - If Kentuckians looking for 2017 health plans on the federal marketplace are anything like those who obtained their 2016 plans through Kentucky’s state exchange, about 95 percent will enroll in Medicaid, according to a report released Tuesday by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

  • Native American Heritage tribute Saturday in Madison

    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the West Street Art Center in Madison, Ind., will present A Tribute to Native American Heritage this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. It will feature a Native American Flute Workshop followed by a Native American flute performance
    by Heart Wind and a dramatic reading by Jack Ramey.            
    l 2 p.m.  Playing the Native American Style Flute with Adam Riviere and Richard Brooner of Heart Wind