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  • 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.

  • Tree identification book available from Arbor group

    The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, What Tree is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree -planting organization.

    What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinct characteristics of many tree species.

  • Terry Rowlett re-elected to national dairy farmers board

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Trimble County High School graduate Terry Rowlett, a dairy farmer from Campbellsburg, Ky., has been re-elected to serve on Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.’s Board of Directors, representing the Cooperative’s Mideast Area. He will serve a two-year term.

    In a family partnership with his wife and sister, Rowlett milks 120 cows and raises corn silage, grain, tobacco and grass hay on more than 600 acres.

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  • 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.