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Regional

  • Hanover to host John Dean

    Marking the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation as U.S. president, John W. Dean, who served as White House Counsel during the Nixon administration, will be on the Hanover College campus Wednesday, Oct. 1 to present “Vietnam and Watergate.”

  • Robbery gone wrong

    Corey Washburn, 21 years old from Carrollton, was standing behind another customer inside the United Citizens Bank while a transaction involving a large amount of cash took place at the counter. Washburn reached over the customer’s shoulder and grabbed the cash and attempted to flee. The bank customer grabbed Washburn, pushed him against a wall, and held him there until KSP units arrived on scene. Washburn was charged with Robbery First Degree and lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Tobacco fund balance left in Kentucky Access, committee told

    FRANKFORT—State officials believe there could be around $12 million in state tobacco settlement funds left in Kentucky Access, a state health insurance “high risk” pool phased out in 2013 with implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.

  • KSP to have 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 Aug. 18 – Sept. 1, 2014.
    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 and the licensing of drivers.

  • Baptist Health, La Grange upcoming maternity events

    LOUISVILLE, KY. - Following is information regarding maternity events and classes sponsored by Baptist Health LaGrange during August and September. Registration is required for all classes by calling 502-222-3617 (toll-free at 888-222-8071) or online at BaptistHealthLaGrange.com. Classes are free unless otherwise noted.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.