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Regional

  • Lanier Mansion to host ghost walks

    MADISON, Ind. – Madison, Ind. has one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the country and there are a number of ghost stories attached to many of its historic structures. On Sept. 16, 23 and 30, and Oct. 21, 27, 28 and 29, the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will conduct ghost walks beginning at 7 p.m. that will leave from the Lanier/Madison Visitor Center. 

  • Wendell Ford Annual Fundraising Dinner set Sept. 28

    The Oldham County Democratic Party’s annual fund-raising dinner promises to  
    pack a punch this year with three high-octane guest speakers who will address  
    issues of concern to all Kentucky democrats:
    •Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear,
    •State Rep. Attica Scott (D, Dist. 41-Jefferson County), and
    •Ann Dickerson, who heads Indivisible Kentucky’s Northern Division 4.  
    The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the John Black  

  • Retired Army chaplain to speak at Smithfield Baptist, Sept. 17-20

    Major General Douglas Carver, US Army (Retired), highly decorated and former Head of All Chaplains, US Army, will be speaking at Smithfield Baptist Church on Sept. 17-20, 2017.
    Speaking times are 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 17 and 6:30 p.m. nightly September 18 through 20.

  • Gov. Bevin applauds ruling by federal court upholding right to prayer at public meetings

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin applauded a federal court ruling last week that upholds the Constitutional right to prayer during public meetings.
    The Bevin Administration had filed an amicus brief in the case of Bormuth v. County of Jackson (Michigan), which was before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. At issue was County’s practice of opening their monthly Board of Commissioners meetings in prayer.

  • Re-enactment events mark 80-year-old murder, trials
  • How many remember Carrollton’s Choo Choo Inn?

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Buried beneath the sod near the present-day office of Mark Smith’s State Farm Insurance Agency in Carrollton is an unconventional “coffin” containing the remains of what was once a thriving restaurant on a busy Northern Kentucky thoroughfare.

  • Vietnam Wall replica in Carrollton this weekend

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is returning to Carroll County Sept. 7-10.
    An opening ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Afterwards, the wall will be open for viewing 24/7 until the closing ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Carrollton National Guard Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery will provide around-the-clock security for “The Moving Wall.”

  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    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 Sept. 1st through 30th. The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles, the licensing of drivers, and detection of impaired drivers.

  • Hurricane Harvey

    FRANKFORT — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles released the following statement Monday:
    “The people of Kentucky stand with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Even though land separates us, we are one people. When I started the Kentucky Hunger Initiative to identify solutions for food banks in our state, we learned a lot about the specific needs facing Kentucky. However, we know hunger is not limited by geographical boundaries. Food banks in Houston are working hard to feed hungry people during this time of crisis.

  • Tips on helping Texas in the wake of the hurricane

    Kentucky Press News Service
    Arlington, Va. – The Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people to help as much as they can in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who need it most.