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Regional

  • New state laws go into effect today

    FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 regular session went into effect today.
    The Kentucky Constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature unless they have a special effective date, are general appropriations measures, or include an emergency clause that makes them effective immediately upon becoming law. Final adjournment of the 2017 Regular Session was on March 30, making June 29 the normal effective date for most bills.

  • Senate health bill expected Thur., McConnell says; could stretch Medicaid expansion but then cut program more than House bill

    By Al Cross and Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    Senate Republicans plan to make their repeal-and-replace-Obamacare bill public on Thursday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told reporters Tuesday.
    The bill is likely to continue the Medicaid expansion, which serves 470,000 Kentuckians, longer than the bill passed by the House, but could make deeper cuts to Medicaid in the long run.

  • Deceitful blacktop contractors targeting Kentucky residents

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Monday, Attorney General Andy Beshear and Woodford County Sheriff Wayne “Tiny” Wright said a group of door-to-door blacktop contractors are targeting elderly residents in Woodford County, and possibly families in the Central Kentucky region.

  • 2017 Junior National Hereford Expo in Louisville expected to be largest yet

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The largest Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) to-date is set to take place July 15-21 in Louisville, Ky., at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
    More than 920 junior exhibitors and their families will bring 1,835 head of Hereford cattle from 35 states to compete at the 2017 JNHE, totaling 2,200 entries.

  • Lawmakers hear plans for Ky.’s WWI centennial observances

    FRANKFORT – More than 100,000 young men from across the United States trained at Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville before being shipped overseas to fight in the Great War.

  • Kentucky celebrating 225th birthday

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Tourism, among others throughout the state, began the celebration of Kentucky’s 225th anniversary of statehood on June 1. Additional events will honor the Commonwealth during the course of the year.

  • Carrollton woman arrested following child meth overdose

    A Carroll County woman has been arrested in connection with the overdose of her 8 month old child, Kentucky State Police said.
    On Friday June 9th at approximately 5:19 p.m. Kentucky State Police Post 5 Dispatchers received a call from Child Protective Services reporting a child was admitted to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville after ingesting methamphetamine.

  • Kentucky Horse Park to host Man o’ War movie night

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Man o› War Celebration, presented by Windstream, continues at the Kentucky Horse Park with a special movie night on June 24 from 6-10 p.m. Sponsored by the Keeneland Kids Club, the event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous racehorse and is part of a season-long series of Man o’ War-themed events hosted by the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • iLead students give Butler mini golf course makeover

    By TIM HENDRICK
    Landmark News Service
    The miniature golf course at General Butler State Resort Park has a different look thanks to the efforts of students at the iLead Academy and Carroll County Area Technology Center.
    iLead Academy director Larisa McKinney said the idea of renovating the miniature gold course came out of a meeting she attended at sometime in the fall of 2015.
    Friends of Butler developed the project as part of it’s efforts to improve the facilities.

  • Galvanizing line to be added at Ghent’s Nucor sheet mill

    Nucor Corporation has announced that it is investing an estimated $176 million to build a hot band galvanizing and pickling line at its sheet mill in Ghent, Kentucky. The new galvanizing line will expand Nucor Steel Gallatin’s product capabilities and have an annual capacity of 500,000 tons.