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  • 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.

  • Franklin Graham to hold prayer rally at Frankfort Wednesday, May 4

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Franklin Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, will be in Kentucky on May 4th at noon for a prayer rally at the state Capitol.

  • Turn in unused RX drugs during ‘National Take Back’ program

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Police is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on April 30, 2016 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.  Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in every KSP Post area across the state. 
    Sgt. Michael Webb, spokesperson for KSP, advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:

  • Have dinner with a doctor

    Are you caring for an elderly or disabled loved one? How do you take care of yourself along the way?
    Richwood Nursing & Rehab invites readers to come find out at their first “Dinner with a Doctor” event on May 19. A meal and presentation will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m., at Richwood Nursing & Rehab, 1012 Richwood Way, LaGrange (located behind Kroger Shopping Center).
    Presenter Dr. Suresh Nair specializes in care of the caregiver and of the geriatric population. He is the medical director for Richwood & Kindred at Home.

  • Circuit clerks surpass national goal of registered Kentucky Donate Life donors

    For more than a decade the month of April has been about saving and healing lives. Donate Life champions across the country fill the month of April with powerful testimonials to demonstrate the lifesaving message of donation and transplantation. The goal of National Donate Life Month is to make LIFE possible by educating and motivating individuals to register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors.

  • KSP 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 April 1 through 30. 
    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.

  • Teens who talk to their parents about sex make the best choices

    By MELISSA PATRICK
    Kentucky Health News
    In an average Kentucky high school class of 30 students, almost 13 of the teenagers say they have had sexual intercourse at least once, but many of them have never discussed sex with their parents.

  • Blandford will run the Kentucky Proud farm marketing program

    FRANKFORT — A global brand manager for a Kentucky-based multinational corporation is the new executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s marketing office.
    Melanie Blandford of Nicholasville assumed her new post today. As the KDA’s executive director of marketing, Blandford will be responsible for Kentucky Proud, the official state farm marketing program.