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  • Kentucky pair arrested in Madison for passing forged payroll checks

    At approximately 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 2017, the City of Madison Police Department received a call of a subject inside German American Bank at 430 Clifty Drive with a fraudulent check.  Lieutenant Dan Slygh, Senior Patrolman Ricky Harris and Patrolman Brian Wyatt responded to the scene.

  • The Week in Frankfort

    FRANKFORT -- State lawmakers returned to the Capitol last week to start the second part of the General Assembly’s 2017 session. The first portion of the session, held over the course of five days in early January, featured a quick start as seven bills were passed into law.
    The second part of the session is sure to feature its own history-making moments as lawmakers consider hundreds of bills – each with the potential to affect people across the state.

  • Farm show expected to draw 300,000

    By Sheldon S. Shafer
    The Courier-Journal
    The 52nd annual National Farm Ma­chinery Show is expected to draw more than 300,000 agriculture-minded visitors from across America to the Kentucky Exposition Center this week.
    The event, Feb. 15-18, is billed as the country’s largest indoor farm show.
    It also is one of the most lucrative trade shows staged annually in Louis­ville. It likely will generate at least $17 million in spending to shore up the area’s economy, the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has estimated.

  • Quarles seeks to make Ky. agriculture more competitive

    FRANKFORT — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has endorsed legislation that would help Kentucky farmers transport their goods more efficiently and make Kentucky agriculture more competitive with other states.
    House Bill 174, sponsored by state Rep. Richard Heath of Mayfield, passed in the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday morning. The measure would extend a 10 percent weight tolerance for vehicles carrying poultry, livestock, meats, crop products, or feed for livestock and poultry on state roads other than interstate highways.

  • Bill to ban tobacco products from school property heads to Senate following changes

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The idea of a statewide ban on smoking in workplaces has hit roadblocks in the General Assembly, but a bill to ban tobacco use on school properties and at school events might be a mandate legislators can accept.

  • Attorney General files complaint to remove Gallatin board member

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear is seeking the removal of a Gallatin County Board of Education member for not meeting the legally required educational standard to serve in his current capacity.
    The Attorney General’s office filed a complaint in Gallatin Circuit Court Friday against school board member Chad Allen Murray for violating Kentucky law, a news release said.

  • KSP warns of counterfeit money circulating in Ky.

    By Jenny lee Menser
    The Messenger, Madisonville
    MADISONVILLE -- The Kentucky State Police are warning individuals and businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit cash currently in circulation.
    According to a KSP news release, several 100- and 20-dollar bills have been passed in Webster, Daviess and McCracken counties.
    The bills are realistic in appearance. However, all bills display the following messages: “For motion picture use only,” and, “This bill is not legal. It is for motion picture use only.”

  • Scholarship applications being accepted

    The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association is proud to announce that the 2017 BTGCA Scholarship applications are now being accepted.
    The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will award ten $2,000 scholarships to students for the 2017-2018 school years. It is a great way for our organization to help our farm families as they work to provide educational opportunities to their children.

  • KDA proposes legislation to help feed the hungry

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has come forward with legislation to help businesses and individuals who wish to donate food to organizations that serve hungry Kentuckians.
    “These measures would provide incentives and protections for those who want to join the fight against hunger in Kentucky,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “This is due to the work of the Hunger Task Force, which met for the first time last spring. This is just the beginning of our efforts to reduce food insecurity in the Commonwealth.”

  • TCCAA directors to meet February 22 in Buckner

    Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 @ 10:00am. The meeting will be held at The John Black center in Buckner. It is located at 1551 North Highway 393 La Grange KY. 40031. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County CAA provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties.