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Regional

  • Farm Service Agency announces important program updates

    WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Commodity Credit Corporation commodity, disaster, and conservation programs through 2013. FSA administers these programs.  

  • Kentucky Equine Survey releases statewide findings

    By Holly Wiemers
    Kentucky is home to 242,400 horses and the total value of the state’s equine and equine-related assets is estimated at $23.4 billion, according to the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.

  • Congressman Massie signs on to REINS Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) has signed on as an original co-sponsor of the REINS Act. This bill aims to curb unchecked and costly regulations.

    “Overregulation stifles economic growth and hurts small businesses,” said Rep. Massie. “It is vital that Congress act to overhaul our regulatory process.”

    American small businesses spend roughly $10,500 per employee due to federal regulations.  This annual regulatory burden of $1.75 trillion leads to higher consumer prices, reduced wages, and fewer jobs.

  • Construction on Hwy. 36 bridge at Locust Creek under way soon

    The long-awaited replacement of the Hwy. 36 West bridge over Locust Creek will begin next month.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced this week that crews will begin moving utilities in the area of the bridge Feb. 4 in preparation for the bridge closure March 1.

    In a news release, KYTC officials said the contractor, Judy Construction of Cynthiana, Ky., plans  to open the new bridge to traffic by June 1 and expects to complete the entire project by June 30, weather permitting.

  • Kentucky State Police to conduct 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 Jan. 28 – Feb. 11, 2013.

    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 and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.
     

  • Kozar named CEO of Carroll hospital

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer began his new duties yesterday.

    The CCMH Board of Directors has named Michael Kozar as the new CEO to replace Kanute Rarey, who announced his retirement in August.
    Board chairman Dennis Raisor, in making the announcment in a news release, said Kozar “rose to the top in our nationwide search for a new CEO.”

  • Trimble grad Terry Rowlett gets dairy farm message out

    By BRAD BOWMAN
    The Henry County Local

    Terry Rowlett tells the farmer’s story in words and action.

  • KU agrees to pay $300K for air-quality violations

    Kentucky Utilities has agreed to pay $300,000 in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Ghent Generating Station.

    The settlement, filed Dec. 20, also requires KU to pay up to $500,000 to complete a mitigation project, which will involve converting an elementary school in its service area from a coal-burning furnace to geothermal technology.

  • McConnell praised by Farm Bureau

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - During negotiations on the fiscal cliff, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was able to permanently prevent a massive increase in the death tax, which would have especially harmed Kentucky farmers and their families. The low tax, which McConnell fought for since 2001, was made permanent for the first time in the fiscal cliff legislation, which McConnell secured during talks with Vice President Joe Biden.

  • State police to conduct 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 December 24, 2012 - January 7, 2013.

    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 and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.