• Regional training addresses opioid epidemic

    Landmark News Service

    Oldham County Police Sergeant James Brown was one of several officials who spoke at a community-wide opioid training event March 6 at the Oldham County Health Department.

    Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin, fentanyl, methadone, hydromorphone, hydrocodone and oxycodone.

  • Legislators talk to Carroll teachers in town hall forum

    Teachers, educators and supporters of public education have lobbied and rallied in Frankfort the past few months, trying to secure as much money as possible for classrooms and pensions in this year’s biennial budget session.

    The most recent news from Frankfort made its way to Carroll County Friday as State Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, and State Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, met with teachers to provide an update and answer questions from the audience.

  • Madison police make arrest in counterfeit case

    Staff Report
    A Madison resident suspected as a possible source in the recent reports of counterfeit bills being circulated around Madison was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 29 in connection with the case, according to a statement released by Madison Police Chief Jeremy Perkins.

  • Book signing Nov. 18 at Our Best Restaurant

    There will be a book signing at Our Best Restaurant in Smithfield, Ky., on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the book History of  Smithfield.

  • “A Christmas Carol” and “The Gifts of Attention” during December at My Old Kentucky Home

    BARDSTOWN, Ky. – My Old Kentucky Home State Park and its musical cast will perform the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” on six evenings in December.
    Federal Hill will be decorated for Christmas and guests will meet Charles Dickens, who will set the stage for the holiday classic. Visitors will move from room to room and encounter the world of Ebenezer Scrooge, the ghost of Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future.

  • First frost halts hemorrhagic disease outbreak in deer, public response helped department track the spread, severity

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — The recent cold snap experienced across Kentucky effectively ended the state’s worst outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer in a decade.
    Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is a viral disease transmitted to deer by biting flies or midges. It does not affect people or pets, and outbreaks cease at the first frost, which kills the bugs.

  • KDH to host dinner for cancer survivors

    MADISON, Ind.–King’s Daughters’ Health will host a Cancer Survivors Dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6 in the Oak Conference Rooms at the main hospital, 1373 East SR 62, Madison. The Conference Center is located on the basement level. The event is open to all cancer survivors and a guest of their choice.
    Those wanting to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the Cancer Treatment Center (812) 801-0603.

  • Kentucky State Parks serving Thanksgiving buffet on Nov. 23

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Seventeen Kentucky State Resort Parks will serve the Thanksgiving Day buffet on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.
    Kentucky State Parks will serve 2,000 pounds of turkey, 1,500 pounds of sweet potatoes, and 750 pounds of country ham. Additionally, 4,300 pieces of fried chicken, 1,300 pounds of roast beef, and 12,000 rolls will be served along with 600 pies, including pecan and pumpkin.
    The parks have hosted the Thanksgiving Day buffet for more than 40 years and typically serve around 10,000 guests.

  • America’s family farmers and ranchers let down

    By Rhea Landholm
    Center for Rural Affairs
    Family farmers and ranchers have waited years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to institute basic fairness protections in the poultry and livestock industries.
    However, last week, officials announced a rollback of two rules of the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA); decided not to move forward with an interim final rule of the Farmer Fair Practices; and said they will take no further action on a proposed regulation of the Farmer Fair Practices Rule.

  • USDA announces enrollment period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Monday announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end on Aug. 1, 2018.