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Regional

  • Have dinner with a doctor

    Are you caring for an elderly or disabled loved one? How do you take care of yourself along the way?
    Richwood Nursing & Rehab invites readers to come find out at their first “Dinner with a Doctor” event on May 19. A meal and presentation will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m., at Richwood Nursing & Rehab, 1012 Richwood Way, LaGrange (located behind Kroger Shopping Center).
    Presenter Dr. Suresh Nair specializes in care of the caregiver and of the geriatric population. He is the medical director for Richwood & Kindred at Home.

  • Circuit clerks surpass national goal of registered Kentucky Donate Life donors

    For more than a decade the month of April has been about saving and healing lives. Donate Life champions across the country fill the month of April with powerful testimonials to demonstrate the lifesaving message of donation and transplantation. The goal of National Donate Life Month is to make LIFE possible by educating and motivating individuals to register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors.

  • KSP conducting 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 April 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.

  • Teens who talk to their parents about sex make the best choices

    By MELISSA PATRICK
    Kentucky Health News
    In an average Kentucky high school class of 30 students, almost 13 of the teenagers say they have had sexual intercourse at least once, but many of them have never discussed sex with their parents.

  • Blandford will run the Kentucky Proud farm marketing program

    FRANKFORT — A global brand manager for a Kentucky-based multinational corporation is the new executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s marketing office.
    Melanie Blandford of Nicholasville assumed her new post today. As the KDA’s executive director of marketing, Blandford will be responsible for Kentucky Proud, the official state farm marketing program.

  • The week in Frankfort

    Legislative Research Commission
    FRANKFORT—College basketball fans have been enjoying buzzer-beating basketball tournament finishes for the last two weeks, but the General Assembly may have one more “buzzer beater” for them as time dwindles for the 2016 regular session.

  • With USDA microloans, your farming idea is closer than you think

    By John W. McCauley
    Access to reliable credit has been an important issue for farmers and ranchers long before President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Federal Farm Loan Act back in 1916. In fact, even a century later, with all of the financial options available today, one of the biggest challenges to entering agriculture - or even growing an existing farming or ranching operation - still can be the cost of land and equipment.

  • Tech center offers dual credit courses

    By TONY JURY
    Special to The Trimble Banner

  • USDA offers protections for noninsured crops against weather losses

    By John W. McCauley
    USDA Farm Service Agency   State Executive Director
    In agriculture, opportunity is often created from overcoming challenges. So when I hear people say “work for the best and prepare for the worst,” it is the American farmers and ranchers who come to mind because they characterize the optimism and resilience of the very concept, especially when it comes to overcoming severe weather.

  • KDA seeks applications for specialty crop projects

    FRANKFORT — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced that farmers and other eligible applicants in Kentucky may seek funding from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for producing and marketing “specialty crops.”
    Specialty crops are defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops.