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  • Campaign for regional JCTC campus hits halfway mark $250,000 Dow Corning commitment lifts effort

    CARROLLTON, KY – A bold community effort to raise $4 million toward a state-of-the-art regional college campus has topped the halfway mark, according to a release from Lisa Brosky, Vice President of College Advancement and Executive Director, Jefferson Community and Technical College Foundation Inc.

  • Couch elected to DC’s NADO Bd of Directors

    Washington, DC - Jack Couch, Executive Director of the Kentuckiana Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) in Louisville, Ky., was elected to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2014-2015 Board of Directors on August 26, 2014 at NADO’s annual business meeting.

  • Kickoff is tonight for new JCTC Carrollton Campus

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The Trimble Banner Intern
    The first kickoff event to help recruit donors for the new building project as well as display features of the new building’s layout at the Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at the General Butler State Park Conference Center in Carrollton.

  • GED test reduced for limited time

    For a limited time and effective immediately, eligible Kentucky adults can take each module of the GED® test at the reduced cost of $10, a savings of $20.
    The offer is being made possible in Kentucky through $20 limited-time vouchers using federal Workforce Investment Act funds. Through the offer, the full GED® test is available at the reduced cost of $40, a savings of $80.

  • USDA provides progress update on disaster assistance

    WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster assistance programs recently, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.

  • Edwards appointed new division director for Ky. Protection, Advocacy

    Frankfort, KY – Public Advocate Ed Monahan announced that Jeff Edwards has been appointed Director of the Protection and Advocacy Division. Jeff replaces Marsha Hockensmith who led Protection and Advocacy for six years and who worked for P & A for 20 years with distinguished devotion to the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. Marsha Hockensmith said. “I am confident P&A will continue saving lives and changing systems under Jeff’s leadership.”

  • State police warn against leaving children in hot cars

    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky State Police remind parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car as temperatures in the Bluegrass are on the rise. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. The National Safety Council reports that nine children have already died in 2014 from being left in hot cars across the U.S.

  • Conway warns consumers of IRS phone scam

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and to be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Post 5 troopers honored at KSP Awards Banquet
  • Kentucky retail food prices get slight bump

    Louisville, KY – The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in March 2014, indicates that average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state are holding fairly steady with just slight increases reported in the first quarter of the year. According to the survey findings, the total cost of 40 basic grocery items was $120.69. These results were $0.61, or 0.5 percent, higher than the same list of items reported in the fourth quarter of 2014, the previous record high.