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Regional

  • Community Band announces summer concert schedule

    MADISON, Ind. -- The Madison Community Concert Band announces a new series of outdoor concerts this season, to be called “The Mayor’s Concert Series on the River.” There will be three performances, all free and open to the public.

    The first will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, under the trees at Fireman’s Park. The park is located at the corner of Vaughn Drive and Jefferson Street.

  • Hosparus seeks volunteers

    Hosparus needs volunteers to provide patient support and assistance with its bereavement program in Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties. Hosparus will host a free volunteer training, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch included) on Saturday, June 23, at its Shelbyville office, 540 Main St.

    To pre-register, contact Denise Stemm at 502-719-4153 or by email to dstemm@hosparus.org<mailto:dstemm@hosparus.org> by Thursday, June 21.  Those unable to attend on June 23 are encouraged to contact Denise about future training dates.

  • KSP plans 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 June 4 - June 18, 2012.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.
     

  • Kloie among 17 fatalities on Kentucky roads last week

    (FRANKFORT, KY) - Preliminary statistics* indicate that 17 people died in 16 separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Tuesday, May 29, through Sunday, June 3, 2012.

    The death of Kloie Garcia was one of four fatalities involving pedestrians. The other three occurred in Boone, Madison and Martin counties. The crash in Boone County involved the suspected use of alcohol.

    Ten of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and five victims were not wearing seat belts.

  • ‘Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy’ exhibit opens June 2 in Frankfort

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2012) - The exhibition “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy,” which explores how the Civil War changed Kentucky forever, opens Saturday, June 2, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.

  • Infant killed, driver charged with manslaughter in crash

    An infant has died following a fatal crash near General Butler State Resort Park Saturday morning.

    A vehicle driven by a 17-year-old juvenile was traveling on 11th Street near the rear entrance to General Butler State Resort Park when the driver failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a tree, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Troopers responded to the call at 9:13 a.m. The driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

  • New job training program offered to veterans

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Unemployed veterans aged 35 - 60 may qualify for up to 12 months of job training through the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. VRAP will provide training for programs of education that lead to a high-demand occupation. The program, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor, will start July 1, 2012.

  • Police to be out in force through Memorial Day weekend enforcing seat belt use

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts - beware.  The 2012 national “Click It or Ticket” Memorial Day seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 21 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

    Despite a wealth of data showing that seat belts save lives - and also despite implementation of a primary seat belt law - Kentucky’s 82 percent seat belt usage rate lags behind the national rate of 84 percent.

  • Mandatory motor vehicle insurance notices begin in June

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - As mandated by the Kentucky Legislature, uninsured motorists across the Commonwealth will begin receiving notices in June that registrations for their personal vehicles will be canceled if they do not obtain required insurance or show proof of existing insurance.

    Registered owners of personal vehicles shown to have been without insurance for more than 60 days will receive the notices. The owners will have 30 days in which to obtain or present verification of coverage.

  • KSP plans 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 28 - June 11, 2012.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.