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  • Kentucky Natl. Guard well prepared, lawmakers told

    FRANKFORT—Kentucky has 197 National Guard personnel currently deployed with the U.S. Army or U.S. Air Force, with future mobilizations planned for later this year and in 2018 and 2019, state lawmakers were told last week.

  • Farms to Food Banks program accepting produce, eggs

    Berea, KY – This summer, Kentucky farmers have an opportunity to recover losses for their unmarketable product while helping fight hunger. Through the Farms to Food Banks program, the Kentucky Association of Food Banks (KAFB) reimburses farmers for the cost of picking, packaging, and transporting their surplus or Number 2 - grade produce to a food bank. Eggs from Kentucky farmers are also being accepted for the first time this year.  

  • Progress on domestic violence

    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Kentuckians will be safer, thanks to a pair of laws taking effect this week that strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence.
    No longer can people be evicted or refused rental housing because of their status as a victim. The new law, which was sponsored by Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty, R-Belton, also requires landlords to allow survivors who have long-term protective orders to replace locks on rental housing and break leases.

  • Don’t fall prey to ransom

    By Mindy Eaton
    Better Business Bureau
    The Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is warning consumers about ransomware.
    In light of the latest ransomware attack, it is more important than ever to make sure you are protecting your computer and other electronic devices.
    Anyone using a smartphone, computer or any internet-connected device could be vulnerable. This scam can begin in many ways.

  • When the steam locomotives came to northern Ky.

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Kentucky residents along the Ohio River had long been accustomed to the long, mournful steam whistles of the numerous mail packet and excursion steamboats plying America’s waterways. But in the late 1860s, steam whistles of a second kind became familiar sounds in southern parts of Trimble and Carroll counties when a railroad line connecting Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio was completed by the Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington Railroad (LC&L).

  • Kentucky State Police to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. – 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 July 1st through July 31st. 

  • Public forum on agriculture and manufacturing draws crowd at Shelby distillery

    By Jacob Blair
    Landmark News Service
    Shelbyville was home to the second of three forums across the state on Linking Agriculture for Networking and Development (LAND) Wednesday at Jeptha Creed Distillery.
    Although Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said the partnerships between the commonwealth’s $6 billion agriculture industry and the $30 billion manufacturing industry are officially forming at the state level, ongoing partnerships between local agriculture producers and local manufacturers have existed for decades.

  • Veteran farmers’ service continues through agriculture

    By Cora Fox
    Center for Rural Affairs
    When I think of farmers, veteran farmers in particular, I think of hard working and innovative men and women. I see their work in rows of fields covering the rural landscape, in rolling green pastures dotted with livestock, and on shelves in grocery stores.

  • New state laws go into effect today

    FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 regular session went into effect today.
    The Kentucky Constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature unless they have a special effective date, are general appropriations measures, or include an emergency clause that makes them effective immediately upon becoming law. Final adjournment of the 2017 Regular Session was on March 30, making June 29 the normal effective date for most bills.

  • Senate health bill expected Thur., McConnell says; could stretch Medicaid expansion but then cut program more than House bill

    By Al Cross and Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    Senate Republicans plan to make their repeal-and-replace-Obamacare bill public on Thursday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told reporters Tuesday.
    The bill is likely to continue the Medicaid expansion, which serves 470,000 Kentuckians, longer than the bill passed by the House, but could make deeper cuts to Medicaid in the long run.