• Owen hospital files for bankruptcy

    By Karla Ward
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    New Horizons Medical Center, formerly Owen County Hospital, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
    The nonprofit hospital and New Horizons Family Practice filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 on Friday.
    The facility was on the verge of closing when Bernard Poe, a pharmacist, and his family formed a nonprofit corporation and bought the hospital in 2001 with a $5.4 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to Herald-Leader archives.

  • May is Building Safety Month
  • KSP statue honors agency service, sacrifice

    Kentucky Press News Service
    Frankfort — With Monday’s unveiling at its new Frankfort training academy of a 10-feet tall bronze statue called “The Trooper,” the Kentucky State Police will forever display a permanent tribute to the agency’s legacy of service, bravery and sacrifice.

  • 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 May 1 through May 31. Special emphasis will be placed on Memorial Day weekend.

  • Hanover College author program tonight

    Madison attorney Bill Jenner will read from his newly released book on his father, Senator William Ezra Jenner: Remembered by his son William Edward Jenner at the Duggan Library, Hanover College, May 14 at 7 p.m. Senator William Jenner of southern Indiana has been described as the most colorful Hoosier political figure of the twentieth century.

  • Mother’s Day buffet planned at state parks Sunday, May 10

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Give mom a break this Mother’s Day with a buffet at a Kentucky State Park. The Kentucky State Parks will be offering a Mother’s Day buffet Sunday, May 10, at its resort parks.
    The menu includes salad bar, fruit, cheese, roast beef, roast pork with apple dressing, chicken and dumplings, fried catfish and hush puppies, vegetables and desserts.

  • JCTC supporters visit Frankfort to move new campus forward
  • Centenarians sought

    In honor of Older American’s Month, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is planning the A Centenarian Celebration!  Our goal is to recognize and honor citizens who live in the KIPDA region, who are 100 years old or older.  Exceptions will be made for individuals who are 99 years old, turning 100 this year!

  • Unmoored houseboat travels 165 miles on Kentucky River

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    The owner of a runaway houseboat that traveled more than 165 miles from its moorings in Boonesboro to the mouth of the Ohio River has hired a salvage company to retrieve the boat, emergency management officials said Sunday.
    The houseboat was ripped from its pier in Madison County, probably Friday night, and traveled down the Kentucky River to the Ohio River on Saturday and Sunday, said Tommy Russell, director of Frankfort and Franklin County Emergency Management.

  • Delta Queen may ply Midwest’s rivers once again

    By Christy Hoots
    The Ledger Independent
    The Delta Queen may be returning to waterways as early as 2016.
    According to the president and chief executive officer of The Delta Queen Steamboat Company, Cornel Martin, the DQ was recently purchased from the TAC Cruise Company for an undisclosed amount.
    The purpose of the purchase was to renovate the steamboat and return it to the waterways as a cruise steamboat, reminiscent of 1920s steamboat cruise lines.