• Senate hopefuls debate on KET

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal
    With just one week left before the primary, the six Democratic U.S. Senate primary candidates did their best Monday night to show their differences over Republican incumbent Sen. Rand Paul.
    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, retired U.S. Army Maj. Ron Leach, Former Frankfort Commissioner Sellus Wilder, Rory Houlilhan, Tom Recktenwald and Jeff Kender faced off against each other on ISIS, job creation and the economy during Kentucky Tonight’s debate.

  • Thousands attend rally at Capitol

    By Brad Bowman
    Frankfort State Journal
    Christian Evangelist Franklin Graham urged thousands of attendees at the Capitol Wednesday to vote their faith at the ballot box.
    Church buses from Bullitt County to Bedford  lined the streets around the Capitol Wednesday as hundreds gathered to hear Graham, son of well-known Christian Evangelist Billy Graham, speak during his Decision America Tour stop in Kentucky.
    Graham told the crowd he wouldn’t tell them who to vote for, but they had to go out and participate in the process.

  • Kentucky ag, health departments work together to prevent Zika virus in state

    FRANKFORT — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles joined other state officials and science experts on Monday to announce a partnership of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Department for Public Health to prevent the spread of Zika virus in Kentucky.  
    The campaign, called “Fight the Bite Day and Night,” aims to provide information to the public about the Zika virus and ways to avoid being bitten by the mosquitoes that carry it.

  • Ky. ag dept launches Food to Fork Program

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is accepting applications from community organizations interested in hosting Kentucky Proud dinners now through fall.
    The Kentucky Proud Food to Fork Program will provide funding to qualifying applicants for dinners that showcase local food products. The program will also promote local agritourism businesses and provide educational background on locally produced agricultural food and products.

  • State police plan traffic 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 1st through the 31st. 

  • JCTC holds groundbreaking ceremony

    The News-Democrat
    A rainy afternoon could not dampen the spirits for an event that was 48 years in the making, as the ground breaking for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus was moved indoors to the General Butler State Resort Park mezzanine Friday, April 22.

  • Red Cross encourages blood donation

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood and help save lives in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
    Each year, the local and global impact of the Red Cross mission is celebrated on May 8, the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder Henry Dunant.

  • Franklin Graham to hold prayer rally at Frankfort Wednesday, May 4

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Franklin Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, will be in Kentucky on May 4th at noon for a prayer rally at the state Capitol.

  • Turn in unused RX drugs during ‘National Take Back’ program

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Police is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on April 30, 2016 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.  Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in every KSP Post area across the state. 
    Sgt. Michael Webb, spokesperson for KSP, advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:

  • Have dinner with a doctor

    Are you caring for an elderly or disabled loved one? How do you take care of yourself along the way?
    Richwood Nursing & Rehab invites readers to come find out at their first “Dinner with a Doctor” event on May 19. A meal and presentation will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m., at Richwood Nursing & Rehab, 1012 Richwood Way, LaGrange (located behind Kroger Shopping Center).
    Presenter Dr. Suresh Nair specializes in care of the caregiver and of the geriatric population. He is the medical director for Richwood & Kindred at Home.