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Regional

  • State to leverage nearly $155 million in small business loans

    From the KPA News Content Service

    LEXINGTON – Gov. Steve Beshear Monday announced a major small business initiative that will provide Kentucky’s small businesses with access to nearly $155 million in new loans to help with job creation across the state.

  • Speedway parking fix accelerated

    By Kevin Kelly
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    SPARTA - The rows of tobacco and corn growing on land across from Kentucky Speedway will be replaced next year by rows of cars.

    This week the speedway bought a large tract near Ky. 35 in Gallatin County from Jo Wischer. The 84-year-old Florence resident did not say Thursday how much the speedway paid for the “couple hundred acres,” but said she knows how it intends to use the property.

    “The speedway will be taking care of parking with it,” Wischer said.

  • State pushing school boards to full campus tobacco bans

    State education and public health officials have joined forces to encourage school districts to implement policies that would prohibit the use of tobacco anywhere on school-owned property – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    A letter from Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and Public Health Commissioner William D. Hacker, M.D., sent to superintendents statewide, encourages districts to pass the policy as “the right thing to do for the health of your schools and communities.”

  • Carrollton Natl. Guard unit preparing for call to duty

    The families of Army National Guard’s Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery in Carrollton are getting ready for an expected deployment sometime in 2012.

    Preparedness for what lies ahead was the message delivered by speakers and unit leaders at the National Guard unit’s annual family picnic a week ago.

  • State to spend $3.6 million on roads near Kentucky Speedway

    By Kevin Kelly
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    SPARTA – Kentucky Speedway and state officials unveiled their plans Tuesday to correct the traffic and parking problems experienced at last month’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

  • Public invited to comment on utility issues

    Kentucky News Service

  • Hospital names chief nursing officer

    Karen Higdon has been named chief nursing officer at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

  • Concert lineup offers variety

    The free concert lineup at the 2011 Kentucky State Fair offers fairgoers a taste of all musical genres and a chance to see award-winning artists. The concerts begin at 8 p.m. (with the exception of the Aug. 26 Carnival of Madness concert, which will begin at 6:30 p.m.) at Cardinal Stadium, free with paid admission to the Kentucky State Fair.

    Thursday, Aug. 18 – Ted Nugent

  • Civil War exhibit new this year

    The Kentucky State Fair, an 11-day celebration of the history, heritage and culture of the Bluegrass State, opens tomorrow at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Nearly 600,000 people attend America’s largest indoor fair, which uses all 1.2 million square feet of contiguous exhibit.

  • Crash survivor involved in documentary

    By Amber Coulter

    The News-Enterprise

    Harold “Bubba” Dennis was disoriented and afraid after a pickup truck driving the wrong direction on Interstate 71 in Carroll County crashed into the bus in which he was traveling on a Saturday night 23 years ago.

    He knew there had been a crash, but he didn’t know right away the bus was on fire or the driver of the pickup truck was intoxicated.