• Horse industry wants equine tax equity

    FRANKFORT—Supporters of Kentucky’s $4 billion horse industry will hoof it to Frankfort next legislative session intent on getting an equine sales tax equity bill passed into law.

  • Resolution urges judges to treat Christians with dignity, respect

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Kentucky Baptists object to what they see as a growing anti-Christian bias in the U.S. judicial system, and they’re calling on judges to treat followers of Jesus with respect and dignity afforded them by God and the U.S. Constitution.
    Messengers to the Kentucky Baptist Convention Annual Meeting at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown passed a resolution Tuesday that serves as a reminder that the First Amendment guarantees the free exercise of religion to every U.S. citizen.

  • Perryville Civil War Battlefield awarded $91,000 grant funding

    Kentucky Press News Service
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis Tuesday announced more than $500,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve over 180 acres at three of America’s Civil War battlefields threatened with damage or destruction by urban and suburban development. The grant projects are at Perryville, Kentucky; Corinth, Mississippi; and Brandy Station, Virginia.

  • Deer-related crashes increase in autumn

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Motorists encounter deer on Kentucky roadways throughout the year but the number of collisions increases in the fall.
    Almost half of all deer-related accidents in the state occur from October through December with more of these collisions reported in November than any other month, according to Kentucky State Police data.

  • Bats: Kentucky’s natural resource

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Bats appear frequently in so many Halloween decorations because many people view them as spooky or scary. That’s a shame, because bats are truly amazing animals that are frequently misunderstood.
    To help educate people about bats, federal agencies partnered with private conservation organizations to designate Oct. 25-31 as National Bat Week.

  • Becket defends Lexington printer

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, law firms and scholars came to the defense of Blaine Adamson, the owner of a small printing company, who has been ordered by the government to print shirts promoting a gay pride festival and to attend government-mandated “diversity training.” Among his supporters are LGBT-owned businesses such as BMP T-Shirts as well as the Becket Fund, renowned scholar and University of Virginia Law Professor Douglas Laycock, and Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLCS, who are filing a friend-of-the-court brief in Mr. Adamson’s defense.

  • State police continuing traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin through October 31st.
    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.

  • Industrial hemp project applications sought

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Farmers, processors, universities, and others interested in conducting an industrial hemp pilot project in 2016 are invited to apply, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced.
    “The industrial hemp pilot projects have yielded valuable information the past two years,” Commissioner Comer said. “We look forward to another successful round of projects and encourage applicants to submit proposals to research hemp production, processing, manufacturing, and marketing. ”

  • KFB hosts candidate forum

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors met recently with agriculture commissioner candidates Ryan Quarles and Jean-Marie Lawson Spann to discuss their positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry.
    In sharing their vision for the future of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and how they will operate from that office if elected, Quarles (R) and Lawson Spann (D) fielded questions from the KFB leaders and explained their positions during the two-hour meeting at the farm organization’s state office.

  • Treasurer warns of new phone scam

    Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says scam artists are at it again, this time calling Kentuckians and identifying themselves as a “pre-trial intervention” organization leaving behind a vague and mysterious message.
    The messenger says they have “a pending case in our office that requires your immediate attention!” and goes on to state, “It is imperative that I speak to you or your attorney of record immediately today.”