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Regional

  • Kentucky Proud produce growers, buyers invited to Nov. 8 meeting in Lexington

    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Proud fruit and vegetable producers and buyers are invited to a meeting Nov. 8 aimed at helping participants make connections that will generate business opportunities.
    The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. EST at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington. The meeting is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association.

  • Shooting suspect arrested after man wounded in Madison

    Staff Report

  • Christian Academy of Carrollton: See You at the Pole
  • Panel of state lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis

    FRANKFORT – At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients.
    That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators last week in the Capitol Annex.

  • Reps Rand, Keene pre-file gaming bill to address pension shortfall

    Taking a bold step towards addressing the pension shortfall, Representatives Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) and Rick Rand (D-Bedford) pre-filed legislation Sept. 20 that will bring hundreds of millions of dollars into Kentucky through expanded gaming. To be overseen by an expanded Kentucky Lottery Board, the gaming legislation calls for a constitutional amendment to be voted upon by Kentuckians that open the door for local-option casinos in up to ten facilities across he Commonwealth.

  • Battle of Perryville commemoration scheduled for Oct. 7-8

    PERRYVILLE, Ky. – The commemoration of the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville will be Oct. 7-8 at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.
    The 1862 battle was the largest Civil War conflict in Kentucky, leaving more than 7,000 casualties.

  • KSP to conduct 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.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • ‘Vintage Thunder’ returns to the river this weekend

    Staff Report
    Hydroplane racing returns to the Ohio River this weekend with the return of Madison Vintage Thunder. The event is a promotion of a club called “5ToThe5,” a group of vintage hydroplane. Come to see these refurbished hydroplanes that raced over the years and are now on the water again with the roar of the engines, and water roostertails flying high in the air.
    Everyone is invited to Madison on both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24. Admission is free - (donations will be accepted).

  • Carroll County Memorial Hospital breaks ground on expansion

    By TIM HENDRICK
    Landmark News Service
    Carroll County Memorial Hospital held its official ground breaking Sept. 7 for the more than 13,000 square foot expansion that will house primary care services, the specialty clinic and cardio/pulmonary rehabilitation services.
    CCMH CEO Harry Hays said the addition would be the new main entrance to the hospital hosting central registration and a main waiting room. The project has a construction timeline of 10 months and is expected to be competed in July 2018.

  • 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.