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  • 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.

  • Owen makeover plan wins state award

    By Steve Vied
    The Messenger-Inquirer
    The city of Owensboro’s has won a statewide award for the Mechanicsville Neighborhood Redevelopment on the west side.
    The Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association awarded the city the 2015 Outstanding Redevelopment Plan award for the Mechanicsville improvement initiative, which is substantially complete although a few new homes are still under construction.

  • FEMA flood deadline is June 30

    By Seth Littrell
    The State Journal
    Kentuckians who suffered flood damage in early April have less than one month remaining to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and complete a Small Business Administration disaster loan form.
    According to information from FEMA Media Relations Manager Jim Homstad, the deadline to register is June 30. If found eligible for FEMA grants, property owners could receive housing assistance meant to return a building to a safe and functional state.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau awards nearly $400K in scholarships

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Though the school year is winding down across the Commonwealth, Kentucky Farm Bureau is already helping high school graduates gear up for their first semester of college. Heading into the summer, state and county Farm Bureau have provided 312 scholarship grants totaling $396,550 to students across the state.
    County Farm Bureaus awarded 226 college scholarships for a total of $268,350, and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation granted an additional 86 student scholarships in the amount of $128,200 from both county and state funding sources.

  • Boaters can travel Kentucky River 65 miles from Carrollton to Frankfort

    By Brian Riddle
    Owenton News-Herald
    For the first time in a decade, the Kentucky River locks are now open to allow boats to pass through.
    After years of work and repair, the Kentucky River Authority has officially opened Locks 1-4, allowing boaters to travel from the Ohio River to the upper Frankfort pool as of this past Memorial Day weekend.
    The locks will be open weekends from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 25.

  • Carrollton police ship mentally ill man to Florida

    By R.G. DUNLOP
    Kentucky Center for
    Investigative Reporting
    Adam Horine leaned on the courtroom podium, wept and begged.
    He called himself “crazy,” but insisted that he could represent himself. He said he was dying.
    The April 22 hearing before Carroll District Judge Elizabeth Chandler stood out from Horine’s many other court appearances over the years for an array of mostly minor offenses.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.