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  • KDA inspectors discover credit card ‘skimmer’

    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Department of Agriculture inspectors discovered a credit card “skimmer” during a routine inspection of a motor fuel pump at a Richmond retail establishment earlier this month.

  • Quarles: KDA helps Ky. farmers, ag businesses sell their products in international markets

    LOUISVILLE — Kentucky farmers can reap tremendous benefits from international trade, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is prepared to help, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said today at the Kentucky International Trade Summit, a forum for business leaders, trade practitioners, and public officials.

  • Shelby Energy to host Lineman’s Rodeo

    Shelby Energy Cooperative is very pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 12th Annual Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo. The event will take place at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, on Sept. 29 and 30.  

  • Kentucky State Police conducting traffic safety checkpoints locally

    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. 1 through 30. 
    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.

  • USDA announces availability of additional farm loan funding

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced this week that additional funding will be made available to assist more than 1,900 approved applicants who are awaiting farm operating loans. The funds, which were reprogrammed by FSA with the approval of Congress, will leverage up to $185 million in additional lending for direct and guaranteed farm operation loans and will allow the agency to address up to 30 percent of its projected shortfall of funds until the next federal fiscal year resumes on Oct. 1.

  • State Capitol made out of Legos by Georgetown woman

    By Kelli Stokes
    Georgetown News-Graphic
    Building a Lego model of the Kentucky State Capitol is no child’s play.
    Rita Stallings, a Georgetown retiree, built the Kentucky State Capitol building in Frankfort for her own enjoyment and it’s now on display in the actual capitol building’s library through September.
    The replica has been one of the most difficult Lego projects for Stallings, taking her two months to complete compared to the two to three weeks projects usually take. Stallings would work on the replica for hours on end.

  • KSP accepting trooper cadet applications

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky State Police is now taking applications for its next Academy class.
    Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/career.html.

  • Kentucky State Police 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. 1 through 30. 
    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.

  • Perryville Civil War battle re-enactment set Oct. 8-9

    PERRYVILLE, Ky. -- The commemoration of the Battle of Perryville, designated this year as the national Civil War re-enactment, is the weekend of Oct. 8-9, 2016.
    The Battle of Perryville was the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky and left more than 7,500 casualties. Serving as a national re-enactment, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is expecting up to 4,000 re-enactors. Unlike other re-enactments, the Perryville re-enactment is commemorated on the same ground where the battle took place in October, 1862.

  • Commonwealth Policy Center to hold conference on religious liberty