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Regional

  • Madison ceremony will honor veterans of WWII

    The Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison will pay tribute to World War II veterans at a service planned for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.
    The service is part of an international effort to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in 1945.
    The event honors all World War II veterans and memorializes the approximately half million U.S. service members who lost their lives during the war.
    All World War II veterans and their families are invited to be guests of honor at the service.

  • Carrollton chief, officer indicted in inmate release

    By KRISTIN BECK
    Landmark News Service
    A Carroll County grand jury indicted Carrollton Police Chief Michael S. Willhoite and Officer Ronald W. Dickow Monday on charges relating to an inmate being driven to Louisville and sent to Florida by bus. Both were indicted on charges of complicity to commit kidnapping, complicity to commit custodial interference and complicity to commit official misconduct.

  • Kentucky, Indiana leaders attack EPA pollution rules

    By James Bruggers
    The Courier-Journal
    President Barack Obama rolled out his historic Clean Power Plan Monday, saying it would be “shameful for us” not to do something about climate change, while laying out a moral and economic case for regulating heat-trapping gases from power plants.
    It was immediately attacked by political leaders in Kentucky and Indiana, even as Obama was urging the country to rise to the challenge of a generation.

  • Columbus’ ships Pinta and Nina to land in Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—On Friday, Aug. 28, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Louisville. The ships will be docked at Waterfront Park, 131 River Road, until their departure early Tuesday morning, Sept. 8.

  • Equine networking group to meet Aug. 18 in Lexington

    Lexington, KY - The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the return of the popular Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) on August 18, 2015 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. KENA is a dinner and educational series open to both equine professionals and horse owners and will feature a networking reception from 5:30-6:00 p.m., followed by dinner with the main speaker from 6-8 p.m.

  • Conway warns of IRS scam

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway warns Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Carrollton pursuit results in injury accident, arrest

    By TIM HENDRICK
    Landmark News Service
    Joshua Winburn, 31, of Ocala, Fla., is facing a slew of charges after alledgely leading Carrollton police officer Keith Dews on a high speed chase through downtown Carrollton, Sunday, Aug. 2.
    Dews had responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Rite-Aid store on the corner of Highland and Park avenues. Rite-Aid employees said the suspect was driving a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser.
    After leaving the store, Dews encountered a vehicle matching the description that was heading west on Highland Avenue.

  • ORSANCO challenged to uphold Ohio River standards

    Staff Report
    A coalition of environmental groups delivered close to 2,000 petitions last Thursday to a subcommittee of a multi-state commission urging members to recommend following through with new standards that forbid companies from dumping high levels of toxic mercury into the Ohio River. Mercury is a known neurotoxin that causes brain and nerve damage to children and developing fetuses.

  • Federal crop insurance gets failing grade: Center for Rural Affairs

    LYONS, Neb. – The Center for Rural Affairs has released a report card and white paper evaluating the performance of federally subsidized crop insurance programs.
    “The time has come for crop insurance reforms that emphasize conserving soil and water, put real limits on subsidies to the nation’s largest farms, and ensures these subsidies are transparent to taxpayers.”
    Traci Bruckner, Center for Rural Affairs

  • USDA announces conservation incentives for working grass, range and pasture lands

    WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that beginning Sept. 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands.