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  • Sanders requests recanvass in Kentucky Democratic presidential primary

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has requested a statewide recanvass of the results of the May 17 Democratic primary for president, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced. She received the written request from the Sanders’ campaign Tuesday.
    Unofficial vote totals indicate Sanders trails opponent Hillary Clinton by less than 2,000 votes.

  • 5 appear in Circuit Court in connection with November assault, murder of Angela Hall

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Pretrial conferences were held in Trimble County Circuit Court on Thursday, May 19, for five individuals charged in connection with the November kidnapping, assault and murder of 34-year-old Angela Hall. The Oldham County woman’s remains spent more than two weeks in a shallow grave in Shelby County before being discovered on Nov. 23, 2015, during an investigation conducted by the Kentucky State Police. Hall is believed to have been killed on Nov. 7, 2015.

  • State police to conduct traffic safety 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. 

  • 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

    By TIM HENDRICK
    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.