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Regional

  • Lawmakers learn progress of sorghum-to-ethanol project

    CARLISLE, Ky.-Brazil is doing it; so are places in Florida and Texas. And now retired IBM chemical engineer and Southeast Biofuels President Stephen Popyach, of Mt. Sterling, wants Kentucky to invest more in production of ethanol using sorghum as feedstock.

  • Kentucky State Police troopers sporting new ride

    Motorists throughout the state may do a double-take this summer as the Kentucky State Police begin rolling out new cruisers with an updated look. The agency is transitioning from the Ford Crown Victoria, which is no longer being manufactured, to the 2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle. KSP recently purchased 125 of the vehicles (100 in traditional gray and 25 in tan for use by its Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division) to begin replacing its aging fleet of 2004-2010 model Fords.

  • Speedway offers race day ride-alongs

    SPARTA, Ky. - Richard Petty Driving Experience is bringing Race Rides Saturday to Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, June 30 from 7-10 a.m., to offer fans the chance to experience stock car Ride-Alongs on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “Quaker State 400” race day.

    Ride-Alongs will deliver an unforgettable, adrenaline-pumping thrill ride in a 600-horsepower race car at speeds as fast as 160 mph just hours before NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars battle on the speedway’s 1.5-mile tri-oval.

  • Beshear signs Career Pathways Bill

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear today signed Senate Bill 38, a measure aimed to provide a career pathway process for secondary education in Kentucky. Through a more rigorous academic focus on career and technical education (CTE), the bill provides for a career-based program of study to make students’ high school years more relevant to their futures as working adults.

  • Is this huge fish a trophy or state record?

    By LEE McCLELLAN

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - You bait a rod with a large minnow and let the offering dangle off the back of the boat as you enjoy a day of lazy floating on a canvas raft on your favorite reservoir, basking in the summer sun.

    You hear the sound of movement coming from the boat and flick your head around to see the rod bent over double, straining to hold the weight. You quickly board the boat and release the rod from its holder. You apply gentle pressure to embed the circle hook in the fish’s mouth.

  • Lawmakers review On-Farm Energy Efficiency grant program

    FRANKFORT-A total of $696,288 in grants have been awarded to 81 farm operations so far this year as part of a farm energy savings program, state Agricultural Policy officials told state lawmakers today.

  • KHS to host Food for Thought The Shakers and the Civil War

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Historical Society will host “Food for Thought: The Shakers and the Civil War,” at noon Wednesday, June 20, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.

    In any war there are those whose conscience prohibits them from taking up arms, and the Shakers were such a group during the Civil War.

  • Legislative panel considers effect of new EPA rule

    FRANKFORT-- A new Environmental Protection Agency rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions favors natural gas over coal for electricity generation, a state Air Quality official told state lawmakers last week.

  • State police unveil new crime scene tool

    (FRANKFORT, KY) - Thanks to funds provided by a Violence Against Women Act grant, made available through the Department of Justice, the Kentucky State Police is now using a state-of-the-art 3D scanner that provides detectives a ‘true view’ of crime and crash scenes.

    KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced that the agency is the first in Kentucky to purchase and actively use the Leica ScanStation C10.

  • Trips planned retracing Daniel Boone’s journey

    RICHMOND, Ky. - Tours that retrace explorer Daniel Boone’s journey to Kentucky are being offered this summer by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports Fort Boonesborough State Park.

    The tours offer guests a glimpse of the back roads as you retrace the route to Fort Boonesborough.