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Regional

  • Farmers across Kentucky celebrate National Ag Day

    Louisville, KY – Kentucky Farm Bureau joined the Agriculture Council of America and farming organizations across the country to celebrate National Agriculture Day on Tuesday, March 15. This day has been set aside annually since 1973 to highlight the many ways America’s food system improves the quality of life for everyone.
    “Farmers contribute so much to our nation’s prosperity, independence, security and overall well-being that it just makes sense to designate a day celebrating their accomplishments,” said KFB President Mark Haney.

  • State police conducting 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 March 1-31.
    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, the licensing of drivers, and detection of impaired drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Madison investigating explosion at City Hall

    On Sunday, March 6, 2016, the Madison Police Department responded to a report of an explosion near the City Hall parking lot and the 300 block of Central Avenue, according to Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston.
    Lieutenant Dan Slygh, Lieutenant Bruce Heaton, Sergeant Ben McKay, and Patrolman James Lee responded to the scene. It was determined that an explosive device was detonated near the entrance to the City Hall parking lot from Central Avenue. The Indiana State Police Explosive Ordinance Destruction team was contacted.

  • KSP commissioner announces retirement

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT  – The leader of the Kentucky State Police is retiring Feb. 29 after 34 years of service to the agency. Rodney Brewer, who has served eight-and-one-half years as commissioner, was appointed by former Gov. Steve Beshear and sworn in December 2007.

  • Last week in the General Assembly

    As the 2016 General Assembly reached its midpoint this week, a school accountability measure was approved by the Senate and legislation that could impact university construction advanced in the House of Representatives.
    Senate Bill 1 – a designation that indicates a bill’s importance to Senate leadership – was approved on Wednesday in the Senate chamber. The legislation seeks changes in education practices and accountability standards in Kentucky’s public schools.

  • 16 arrested in Madison roundup

    On February 22, 2016, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Madison Police Department arrested 16 on narcotic related charges, according to a news release from Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston. The arrests are the result of a joint departmental narcotic investigation led by Detectives Yancy Denning, Tim Armstrong, John Simpson and Kurtis Wallace.

  • Spring forest fire hazard season begins

    Frankfort, Ky. – It doesn’t make sense for wildfires to start easily when Kentucky has had such a run of cold, wet weather, but how wet or cold the ground is has little to do with how vulnerable dead grass is to a spark.

  • Supreme Court decision reinforces state’s position on clean power

    Frankfort, Ky. – In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to issue a stay on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the Energy and Environment Cabinet is deferring its plans to conduct listening sessions on the rulemaking and gather input on compliance options. The Supreme Court’s decision reinforces the position Kentucky and 25 other petitioning states have regarding the CPP.

  • Girls Teen Night

    Pizza, full makeovers, and games sound like fun then Teen Night, an event sponsored by the Carroll County Health Department and Haven of Hope Pregnancy Center, might be for you.
    Teen girls between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to attend.  It will be held Friday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Haven of Hope Pregnancy Center, 537 Highland Ave.
    Organizers Maria Breeden and Hayley Franklin have planned a fun evening for girls to come together to talk about teen pregnancy in a laid back, informal, non-presentation manner.

  • Kentucky State Police plan 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 February 1 through the 29th.