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Regional

  • 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.

  • Growing farm to school programs

    By John Crabtree
    Center for Rural Affairs
    Farm to school programs offer children better, fresher, more nutritious, and more local food choices that empower children and their families learn more about the food on their plates and make better food choices. These programs also help strengthen rural and small town economies by creating economic opportunities for local farmers and ranchers as well as local food processors.

  • Judge Feeley attends law conference

    FRANKFORT, Ky.,–Family Court Judge Timothy E. Feeley, who serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties, recently participated in the 2015 Family Law Conference at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort. The AOC provided the education program in May for Kentucky circuit and district judges who oversee cases involving families and children.

  • Jet boat to offer passenger service between Madison and Frankfort

    By Sam Smith
    The State Journal
    Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides will provide the first commercial passenger boat service from Madison, Ind. to Frankfort in nearly a century with the first trip on July 24. The recently reopened locks connecting the Kentucky and Ohio rivers ended the long separation of the two cities.