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Regional

  • KSP to partner with DEA for ‘Take Back’ initiative

    The Kentucky State Police will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on October 29, 2011 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.  Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 29th at every KSP Post across the state.

  • Legislature may address statewide smoking ban

    By ROBYN L. MINOR

    The Daily News Bowling Green

    A statewide smoking ban will again come before lawmakers when they head back to Frankfort in January, but just how much support such a measure will have is unclear.

    “There is no question that it would save the state money in terms of what it pays out for Medicaid,” said state Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green.

  • Fla. doctors can now check patients’ pill use

    From the KPA News Content Service

    Florida has finally implemented an electronic database where the state’s doctors can check their patients’ prescription drug history. It’s hoped the information will curb doctor shopping and other pain pill abuses.

    The Palm Beach Post reported that the Electronic Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substances Evaluation system went online Monday. The bill establishing the system was nearly killed by Florida’s Republican governor and other influential GOP lawmakers.

  • Certified Roadside Farm Market enrollment period now open

    The season for roadside farm markets is far from over, but Kentucky Farm Bureau wants to help market owners get 2012 off to a great start – enrollment for the 2012 Certified Roadside Farm Market program is now open.

  • Copper thieves target CAC

    By KRISTIN SHERRARD and DAVE TAYLOR

    The News-Democrat/The Trimble Banner

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Christian Academy of Carrollton on Friday, Oct. 22.

  • Physicians host trunk-or-treat Oct. 27

    Katherine Jett, MD, pediatrics/internal medicine, of Baptist Medical Associates Campbellsburg, and her partner, Damon Gatewood, MD, family medicine, will host a free trunk-or-treat event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at their office, 58 Citation Lane in Campbellsburg. There will be candy, crafts, prize drawings and more.

  • Tour Kentucky’s Civil War sites

    From the KPA News Content Service

    FRANKFORT – As the nation observes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a new state program to link Civil War sites throughout Kentucky will help visitors and residents understand how the conflict shaped a state torn by the war.

  • Peak season for deer collisions

    Special to The Banner

    When asked to identify the most dangerous animal in the United States, most people, depending on where they live, would likely point first to a bear, mountain lion, alligator or even a shark. While those are all seemingly logical choices, statistics from the Insurance Information Institute reveal that the deadliest animal roaming the country is actually the white-tailed deer.

  • Sales of ‘In God We Trust’ license plate top 100,000

    KPA News Content Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentuckians have purchased more than 100,000 standard license plates bearing the national motto, “In God We Trust,” since the plate was introduced in January as a no-added-cost option for passenger vehicles.

    The sales represent 16.5 percent of total standard-issue license plate sales, according to the Department of Vehicle Regulation in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • United Charities kicks off 2012 fundraising campaign

    “Reaching out, Sharing all, Changing lives” is the Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc., theme for its 2012 Fundraising Campaign it launched this month as it seeks financial support for twenty-four (24) area charities for grants totaling $90,000.00. 

    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.