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Regional

  • Crews across the state gear up for snow and ice season

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.

  • Republican congressmen form the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of U.S. Representatives, led by Kentucky’s Fourth District Congressman Thomas Massie, has launched the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus.
    “The recent election results present us with a new opportunity to advance pro-gun legislation and reverse the erosion of the Second Amendment that’s occurred over the last few decades. I look forward to working with the new President and this determined group of conservatives to promote a pro-gun agenda,” Massie stated.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau sets priority issues for 2017 legislative session

    Louisville – Kentucky Farm Bureau concluded its 97th annual meeting Saturday with its board of directors approving priority issues for the 2017 legislative session.
    Wildlife management is one of KFB’s top priorities. Farmers across the state have long dealt with damage to crops and property caused by ever increasing wildlife populations. A priority issue seeks effective wildlife management that will reduce the wildlife population in an effort to alleviate continued crop and livestock losses, automobile accidents, human injuries, and loss of life.

  • Women’s cancer support group to meet

    King’s Daughters’ Health will host its next Women’s Cancer Support Group meeting on Thursday, Dec. 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center at the Hospital (basement level), 1373 East SR 62, Madison.
    Anyone with questions may contact Natalie Thornsberry at (812) 801-0653.

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  • Beware seasonal employment scams

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Attorney General Beshear is warning Kentuckians to be wary of seasonal employment scams targeting those looking to make some extra cash for the holidays.
    The scam often appears as an online advertisement seeking a mystery shopper, package or shipping position or similar employment where Kentuckians can work from home and receive immediate payment.
    Here is how the scam often plays out:

  • Ohio Valley United Charities kicks off fundraising campaign

    “We Care, We Share” is the Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc., theme for its 2017 Fundraising Campaign it launched this month as it seeks financial support for 34 area charities for grants totaling over $165,000.00. In operation since 1998, the non-profit organization composed of volunteers from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, and Trimble counties seeks pledges and donations from area businesses and industries that helps designated charities give back services to the community.Services funded for area charities include:

  • Hospital now officially Norton Children’s Hospital

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The name of the downtown Louisville children’s hospital is now officially “Norton Children’s Hospital.” The names of other Norton Healthcare entities serving children are now known as Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital (in St. Matthews), Norton Children’s Medical Center (in eastern Jefferson County) and Norton Children’s Medical Associates (physician practices). Signage is in the process of being changed and will be complete by the end of the year.

  • Comer now a congressman

    Kentucky Press News Service
    James Comer, 44, a Republican, took the oath of office Monday night to become Kentucky’s newest congressman.
    Comer, who narrowly lost the GOP gubernatorial primary last year, will fill the remainder of former Congressman Ed Whitfield’s western Kentucky seat for the current term. But Comer also won his own two-year term in last week’s election.

  • 17th Annual Poster and Essay Contest announced

    FRANKFORT — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky students to create and submit original works to show agriculture’s role in addressing the nation’s hunger problem in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) and Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom Inc.’s 17th annual Poster and Essay Contest.