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Regional

  • Grants available for beginning farmers

    By Sarah Beaman
    Center for Rural Affairs
    According to the most recent census of agriculture, there are 6 times more farmers over 65 than under 35.  Beginning farmers and ranchers represent a crucial component for the future of agriculture, but they must overcome stern challenges to get started.

  • Kentucky State Fair releases free Turf Concert Series lineup

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Fair has announced the lineup for its Turf Concert Series, which runs throughout the fair and offers a range of musical artists. Concerts are free with paid admission to the fair.
    Thursday, Aug. 18

  • A festival in 4-wheel drive in Louisville this weekend

    Staff Report
    The Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo, to be held June 3-5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, turns both the inside and outside area of the fairgrounds into a melting pot for all friends of Jeeps, trucks, UTVs, buggies, outdoor gear and adventure sports.

  • State launches summer program for youth aging out of foster care

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT — Young adults aging out of the foster care system now have the opportunity to access employment, job training and leadership skills through a collaborative program that places young people in entry-level positions in Department for Community Based Services offices around the state.

  • New Health, Hope & Hometown 5K/1 Mile kick starts Oldham Co. Grand Slam Races

    La Grange, KY – A new race will be the kick-off event for the popular Oldham County Grand Slam events. The Health, Hope & Hometown 5K/1 Mile race on Saturday, June 4, includes a free health fair and Kids Zone. The event will be held at Rawlings Group located at 1 Eden Parkway.
    The 5K route starts at and ends on the Rawlings Group property. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration after May 30 including day of race, is $30 and includes the runner’s bib, race chip and a t-shirt. Participants can register online at ocgrandslam.com.

  • Summer intern serves 3 newspapers

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    Landmark News Service
    Carroll County native and Eastern Kentucky University rising senior Lauren Holloway has joined The Banner for a summer internship.
    The apparel design and merchandising major chose journalism as a minor hoping to one day use skills garnered to work for fashion magazines like Vanity Fair or GLAMOUR.

  • University’s dairy cows move into new comfy crib

    By Aimee Nielson
    University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
    Dairy cows at the University of Kentucky recently had a chance to see their new barn for the first time. Almost immediately upon entering, the girls were having a good time exploring, running and jumping.
    Officials at the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently finished the facility at the Coldstream Dairy Research Farm with cow comfort a top priority. The name for the new barn is the Dairy Housing, Teaching and Research Facility.

  • KY 55 bridge replacement in Henry to begin May 31

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract for replacement of a bridge on KY 55 (Carrollton Road) in Henry County. This bridge over Daugherty Creek is located approximately one mile southeast of Interstate 71 near Jones Lane at mile point 6.1.
    Frederick & May Construction of West Liberty, Ky., was awarded this contract in the amount of $381,505. Contract crews will begin work along KY 55 next week by installing signs and relocating a water line in the project area.

  • Sanders requests recanvass in Kentucky Democratic presidential primary

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has requested a statewide recanvass of the results of the May 17 Democratic primary for president, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced. She received the written request from the Sanders’ campaign Tuesday.
    Unofficial vote totals indicate Sanders trails opponent Hillary Clinton by less than 2,000 votes.

  • 5 appear in Circuit Court in connection with November assault, murder of Angela Hall

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Pretrial conferences were held in Trimble County Circuit Court on Thursday, May 19, for five individuals charged in connection with the November kidnapping, assault and murder of 34-year-old Angela Hall. The Oldham County woman’s remains spent more than two weeks in a shallow grave in Shelby County before being discovered on Nov. 23, 2015, during an investigation conducted by the Kentucky State Police. Hall is believed to have been killed on Nov. 7, 2015.