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  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 session passes halfway mark 

    FRANKFORT -- With the first half of the General Assembly’s 2017 session in the rear view mirror, some of the session’s major bills have already passed into law while matters like criminal justice reform and education initiatives continue to make steady progress through the legislative process.

  • Kentucky Fish & Wildlife seeking conservation officer recruits

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Applications are now being accepted for conservation officer recruits at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 6.
    The department plans to fill 25 positions statewide.
    Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license and meet educational requirements or have experience in related fields.

  • New Boone marker unveiling

    By Fred Petke
    The Winchester Sun
    A new historical marker will be unveiled in Clark County Friday, marking the kidnapping of Daniel Boone’s daughter and two other girls.
    The marker, which was approved by the Kentucky Historical Society and sponsored by the Winchester-Clark County Heritage Commission, was placed near the Waterfront Restaurant on Athens Boonesboro Road along the Kentucky River.
    The official unveiling will be at 2 p.m. Friday, followed by a reception at the restaurant.

  • Campbell County Recovery Unit: A jail where women go to break heroin’s grip

    By Terry DeMio
    The Kentucky Enquirer
    NEWPORT - They almost look like members of a club, all wearing fitted khakis and red polo shirts. They like to sit in a circle to talk, to laugh and to cry. Every morning, they get up and get dressed for their day. And every so often, to kick back and relax, they’ll be treated to pizza and a movie.

  • KSP investigating Owen non-fatal shooting

    New Columbus, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a non-fatal shooting which occurred Friday, Feb. 17, in Owen County.