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  • Carroll sheriff arrested on felony charges

    By KRISTIN BECK
    Landmark News Service
    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman was arrested March 22, and charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, a class B felony, and two counts of theft by unlawful taking-controlled substance, and class D felony.
    Circuit Court Judge R. Leslie Knight issued a warrant for Kinman’s arrest on March 20.
    Kentucky State Police Det. Josh Noble arrested Kinman at 11:50 a.m. March 22, at the Grant County courthouse in Williamstown, according to the citation.

  • State park campgrounds open tomorrow

    FRANKFORT, Ky. -- If you’re planning to enjoy the outdoors this year and go camping, make sure to try out a Kentucky State Park campground.
     The parks have 30 campgrounds across the state. To help kickoff the camping season, the state parks will hold its annual “Camper Appreciation Weekend” on April 28-30, when campers can get two nights for the price of one.

  • Confederate veterans home event planned

    Staff Report

  • Easter buffet, events planned at Kentucky State Resort Parks

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Make plans to bring your family to a Kentucky State Resort Park for the annual Easter buffet on April 16 for a great meal.
    The menu at the resort park restaurants includes roast beef carved on the line; baked country ham; catfish and hushpuppies; and a chef’s favorite entree selection. The meal will also include fresh fruit, a cheese bar, garden vegetables, salad and desserts.

  • Newspapers in neighboring Carroll have been numerous

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Our sister newspaper, The News-Democrat at Carrollton, is entering its 150th year of publication. The following is a review of the numerous newspapers that have been in business in our neighboring county down through the years.

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Landmark News Service

  • Quarles participates in natl ag summit on Farm Bill

    WASHINGTON — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said Monday that industry and government leaders must do more to attract young people to careers in agriculture.
    “We must do all we can to make farming attractive to young people so our country can continue to produce and export agricultural products to sustain us at home and to export around the world,” Commissioner Quarles said at the Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit at the National Press Club.

  • ATF, KSP offer reward for info on armed violent felon

    LONDON, Ky. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) have announced a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of Bobby Green.    
    Green, a convicted felon, is wanted on two outstanding state arrest warrants charging him with wanton endangerment of a police officer, 2nd degree; possession of methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree; fleeing or evading police, on foot and with a motor vehicle, 1st degree; and theft by unlawful taking.  

  • Beshear recommends $142 million decrease in LG&E, KU rate proposal

    FRANKFORT, KY. – Attorney General Andy Beshear announced last week that his Office of Rate Intervention is recommending that the Public Service Commission (PSC) hold LG&E and KU to approximately one-third of the increase requested in recently filed rate cases. 
    The utility companies are asking the PSC for a $210 million increase in annual revenues.
    Beshear’s rate proposal incorporates the testimony of five experts, including an engineer, and asks the PSC to reduce the rate request by $142 million.

  • PSC sets public meetings in KU, LG&E rate cases

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold public meetings in Louisville, Lexington, and Madisonville to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E).

  • Hanover College scholars, civic group examine area zip-line feasibility

    Students in the Hanover College Business Scholars Program are working with ENVISION Jefferson County to determine the feasibility of establishing a zip line in the Madison, Ind., area.
    The scholars are conducting research regarding pricing, potential sites and other important factors. As part of this effort, the students seek to gauge local interest and collect opinions through an online survey. The survey is available at www.hanover.edu/ziplinesurvey and on the ENVISION Jefferson County and the City of Madison Facebook pages.