• Hosparus offers free volunteer training Oct. 16 in Louisville

    Hosparus needs patient support volunteers in Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties and will offer a free training on Friday, Oct. 16 (lunch provided), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its main Louisville campus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive. To pre-register, call 502-814-5436 or email HLvolunteer@hosparus.org by Monday, Oct. 12.

  • Agriculture commissioner’s “Measure the Candidates” forum focuses on many issues

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors met Tuesday with agriculture commissioner candidates Ryan Quarles and Jean-Marie Lawson Spann to discuss their positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry.
    In sharing their vision for the future of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and how they will operate from that office if elected, Quarles (R) and Lawson Spann (D) fielded questions from the KFB leaders and explained their positions during the two-hour meeting at the farm organization’s state office.

  • Baptist Health La Grange participating in safety program for perinatal care

    Baptist Health La Grange is proud to provide excellent care to the mothers and babies in our community. To continue to achieve higher standards, Baptist Health La Grange has adopted a program from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ’s Safety Program for Perinatal Care was created to help hospitals and clinicians reduce perinatal complications around the time of childbirth.

  • Two killed in Carroll Co. collision Sunday

    Staff Report
    A single vehicle collision in Carroll County Sunday night, Oct. 4, re resulted in the deaths of two people, according to The Kentucky State Police.
    According to Trooper Joshua Lawson, KSP spokesman, dispatchers with Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg received a call just after 7:00 p.m. Sunday from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance with a fatal vehicle collision. 

  • State police plan October 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 October 1st through the 31st.
    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. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • October is Farm to School Month

    By Elisha Smith
    Center for Rural Affairs
    October is National Farm to School month. “Farm to School” refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat.
    The more local foods we serve our kids, the better. One-third of U.S. children are obese or overweight, and only 2 percent of children get the recommended serving of fruits and vegetable each day. Farm to School programs increase students’ daily fruit and vegetable consumption significantly.  

  • Comer predicts big future for industrial hemp

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Industrial hemp will cover tens of thousands of acres and generate thousands of jobs in Kentucky in the near future, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told hundreds of hemp growers, processors, and enthusiasts at the Hemp Industries Association Conference today in Lexington.

  • AT&T donates to iLEAD Academy Maker Space

    Landmark News Service
    The AT&T Foundation and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative are teaming up to extend the economic benefits of the Maker Movement across Kentucky’s I-71 corridor.
    The Maker Space located at the iLEAD Academy will be the hub of the effort.
    Numerous definitions can be found for the maker movement. The most generic defines it as an umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers.

  • Legislative news
  • USDA commits $2.5 million to expand new farmer education

    PHILADELPHIA – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that $2.5 million in grants is now available for projects to educate new and underserved farmers about more than 20 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency programs that can provide financial, disaster or technical assistance to the agricultural community.