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Regional

  • 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.
     

  • 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 21 - June 4, 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.
     

  • Battle of Perryville 150th anniversary commemoration planned for Oct. 6-7

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Guests planning to attend the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Perryville, Oct. 6-7, can save money and avoid long lines by purchasing advance tickets online.

    The Kentucky Department of Parks is offering advance tickets for the first time, with savings of between $5 and $7.50 on the ticket price. Advance sales will be available through Sept. 28.

  • Christian Academy observance
  • Carrollton Wesleyan revival set

    The Carrollton Wesleyan Church, 216 Third Street in Carrollton, will host a series of revival services beginning Wednesday, May 16 through Sunday, May 20.

    The Rev. Bud Allman will serve as the evangelist for the meetings. Mark Chapman will be the song evangelist.

    Services will be held Wednesday-Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday’s services will include Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. and a concert at 2 p.m. featuring Mark Chapman.

  • Drinking Water Week reminds Kentuckians to conserve water

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Division of Water encourages Kentuckians during National Drinking Water Week, May 6-12, to practice water conservation every day of the year.

    Water is a crucial natural resource. Without water, there would be no life on Earth. Water also affects our health, lifestyle and economic well being. Consider just a few of the many ways we use water - sanitation and hygiene, food preparation, recreation, industry and agriculture, transportation, energy production, sewage treatment, and many more.

  • 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 14 - May 28, 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.
     

  • Administration Withdraws Extreme Farm Labor Proposal

    WASHINGTON -- An Obama administration proposal, which would have restricted child labor on farms, was withdrawn last week after criticism from agricultural groups.

    The rules, which were supported by child labor advocates, would have banned children younger than 16 from using most power-driven farm equipment, including tractors, if they had not taken a training course.

    The proposal also would have prevented those younger than 18 from working in feed lots, grain bins and stockyards.