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  • ‘Drive to Stay Alive’ KSP seeks teen drivers for academy

    The Kentucky State Police are accepting applications for their 9th Annual ‘Drive To Stay Alive’ teen driving academy that is planned for Sept. 7-11, 2011 at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort.

  • Officer responsible for Trimble, Henry animal control

    As the animal control officer for two counties – Henry and Trimble – Dan Flinkfelt spends a lot of his time on the road.

    Flinkfelt arrives daily at Henry County’s shelter in Eminence, where he works on paperwork, checks on the dogs in the kennels and prioritizes which calls require him to go talk to complainants in person.

  • State races: Beshear ahead as Fancy Farm approaches

    By PAUL GLASSER
    The State Journal

    Gov. Steve Beshear has the advantage over his Republican challenger David Williams leading to the unofficial start of the gubernatorial campaign at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, political analysts say.

    However, they disagree on how fiercely the two candidates will clash when they deliver stump speeches at the historic political gathering in Western Kentucky. This is the 131st year of the picnic, known for its homemade barbecue mutton and desserts.

  • Henry ATV accident fatal

  • Poker run comes through county Aug. 21

    The second Helping Kids in our Neighborhood Poker Run is expected to attract about 200 bikers this year to aid Carroll County children in need this Christmas. The route includes a section of Trimble County.

    Organizer Kenny Jones said there has been a great response already this year for the Aug. 21 poker run, which begins and ends at Sunset Grill in Warsaw.

  • Legislative panel hears testimony on plan for alcohol sales at some state parks

    FRANKFORT  -- Plans to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages at some state parks were presented to lawmakers during today’s meeting of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee.

    The state has applied for liquor licenses at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg and Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, and at golf courses at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown and John James Audubon Park in Henderson.

  • Legislators get overview of redistricting ‘primer’

    Special to The Banner

    As state legislators prepare plans for Kentucky’s 38 Senate seats, 100 House seats and six Congressional districts, a number of laws and practical factors must be considered, a national redistricting expert said last week.

     Tim Storey, a Senior Fellow with the National Conference of State Legislatures, spoke to members of the Interim Joint Committee on State Government.

    “This is a redistricting primer or Redistricting 101,” said Senate Co-Chair Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown.

  • KSP charity event to benefit Trooper Island

    The Third Annual Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Charity Shoot will be held Saturday, July 30, at the Elk Creek Hunt Club, 1860 Georgetown Road, Owenton. All proceeds will benefit the KSP Trooper Island Camp.

    The registration fee for the main event, sporting clays, is $65. The registration fee for the 3D archery shoot is $25.

    The European rotation starts at 9 a.m. and must be finished shooting by 4 p.m. Numerous prizes will be awarded

    Contact Fred Scroggins, 859/699-8190, for more information.

  • High heat precautions

    Kentucky will be plagued with hot, humid weather through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

    Take extra precautions if working outside or spending time outdoors. Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or the evening.

    Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light and loose fitting clothing when possible. And drink plenty of water.

    To reduce risk during outdoor work, OSHA recommends frequent rest breaks in shaded areas or in air conditioning.

  • Speedway offers tickets to fans who were shut out in traffic jam

    SPARTA, Ky. - Kentucky Speedway, which is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., Monday issued the following statement regarding the fan experience at the July 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event: