• Hosparus offers training Feb. 27 in Louisville

    Hosparus needs patient support volunteers in Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties and will offer a free training on Saturday, Feb. 27 (lunch provided), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its main Louisville campus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive. To pre-register, call 502-814-5436 or email HLvolunteer@hosparus.org by Monday, Feb. 22.

  • Judge: Pastor can testify in trial

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Advocate-Messenger
    A Michigan pastor who led police to suspect Kenneth Allen Keith in the murder of three people at a Danville pawn shop will be allowed to testify during Keith’s trial.
    Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler on Friday denied a defense motion to suppress Tracy Herald’s testimony on the grounds that four conversations between Keith and Herald were confidential and privileged because Keith confided in Herald as his pastor.

  • Trackside opens for business

    By Chris Brooke
    Landmark News Service
    Trackside Butcher Shoppe opened in the second week of deer season and processed 70 animals that hunters brought in, according to co-owner Chris Wright.
    Then, the nearly $1 million, 6,000-square-foot facility went straight into livestock processing.

  • At the State Capitol
  • AG warns of another scam

    FRANKFORT, KY. – Kentuckians are being targeted over the phone by scam artists claiming to be a “Sergeant Joe Crews” who can help them resolve a federal warrant that has been issued against them.
    Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning consumers not to fall for this scam, the latest in a series of scams that his Office of Consumer Protection is tracking across Kentucky.
    “These scam artists are using fear to prey on Kentuckians,” Beshear said. “If you receive the call, hang up.”

  • State parks busy with winter activities

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks will be open this winter with a busy schedule of outdoor and indoor events.
    These events include wildlife viewing weekends for elk, eagles and sandhill cranes; guided hikes and Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 29-31 at Carter Caves State Resort Park. There are more than 300 miles of hiking trails at Kentucky State Parks.

  • Beshear: Downtown Louisville bridge to be named for President Abraham Lincoln

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Governor Steve Beshear Monday announced that the new Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Indiana in downtown Louisville will be named the Abraham Lincoln Bridge – connecting, as it does, the states of Lincoln’s birth and raising.
    Kentucky law provides a process for naming bridges. By executive order, Gov. Beshear directed Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock to issue an official order naming the bridge for the 16th President.

  • USDA begins 49th enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program

    WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday reminded farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) begins today, Dec. 1, 2015, and ends on Feb. 26, 2016. December 2015 also marks the 30th anniversary of CRP, a federally funded program that assists agricultural producers with the cost of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.

  • Man found deceased at Gallatin County truck stop, KSP investigates

    SPARTA, KY. – The Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a Louisiana man at the Love’s truck stop located at the 55 mile marker I-71 in Gallatin County, according to Trooper Joshua Lawson.

  • Kozar resigns as CEO at Carroll County Memorial


    Landmark News Service

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital CEO Michael Kozar announced his resignation to CCMS board chairman Dennis Raisor in a letter dated Nov. 11, 2015.

    Kozar will become CEO of Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Fla. Jan. 1, 2016.

    In an interview Tuesday, Kozar said that his departure was not caused by a lack of satisfaction by either side but an opportunity that he could not turn down.