• Mother’s Day buffet planned at state parks Sunday, May 10

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Give mom a break this Mother’s Day with a buffet at a Kentucky State Park. The Kentucky State Parks will be offering a Mother’s Day buffet Sunday, May 10, at its resort parks.
    The menu includes salad bar, fruit, cheese, roast beef, roast pork with apple dressing, chicken and dumplings, fried catfish and hush puppies, vegetables and desserts.

  • JCTC supporters visit Frankfort to move new campus forward
  • Unmoored houseboat travels 165 miles on Kentucky River

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    The owner of a runaway houseboat that traveled more than 165 miles from its moorings in Boonesboro to the mouth of the Ohio River has hired a salvage company to retrieve the boat, emergency management officials said Sunday.
    The houseboat was ripped from its pier in Madison County, probably Friday night, and traveled down the Kentucky River to the Ohio River on Saturday and Sunday, said Tommy Russell, director of Frankfort and Franklin County Emergency Management.

  • Centenarians sought

    In honor of Older American’s Month, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is planning the A Centenarian Celebration!  Our goal is to recognize and honor citizens who live in the KIPDA region, who are 100 years old or older.  Exceptions will be made for individuals who are 99 years old, turning 100 this year!

  • Delta Queen may ply Midwest’s rivers once again

    By Christy Hoots
    The Ledger Independent
    The Delta Queen may be returning to waterways as early as 2016.
    According to the president and chief executive officer of The Delta Queen Steamboat Company, Cornel Martin, the DQ was recently purchased from the TAC Cruise Company for an undisclosed amount.
    The purpose of the purchase was to renovate the steamboat and return it to the waterways as a cruise steamboat, reminiscent of 1920s steamboat cruise lines.

  • Farm machinery auction set for Fayette

    The Fayette County Farm Bureau Farm Machinery Consignment Auction will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event is open to the public and will display all types of farm equipment as well as lawn and garden equipment and a few unique items.
    The auction draws a crowd of over 4,000 potential buyers with an average of 1,700 pieces of equipment being consigned to the sale. This sale is the largest of its kind in Kentucky.

  • KSP warns of phone scammers soliciting donations for fallen police officers

    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky State Police is advising all citizens to beware of phone scams requesting financial donations for fallen police officers.

  • Driving tips for ice, snow

    AAA offers some winter driving tips to help drivers navigate on ice and snow: 
    As the temperatures drop, drivers should increase the amount of space between their car and others on the road so that they have time to safely react to an emergency situation.
    If you lose control of your car, remain calm and turn in the direction you want your car to go. Stay in control of the skid.
    Avoid abrupt movements such as slamming on the brakes, as this will further upset the vehicle’s balance and make it harder to control.
    Do not tailgate.

  • Kentucky 2014 highway fatality figures released

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased in 2014 after a record low in 2013.
    Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) preliminary figures from a Jan. 16 report indicate 667 people lost their lives on Kentucky roadways last year, up from 638 in 2013. However, it was the second lowest total since 1949, when 573 fatalities were recorded.

  • Public Service Commission closes review of LG&E/KU customer service

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has ended its heightened scrutiny of the consumer service operations of Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) because the two companies have completed the improvements recommended in the final report of a management review completed in September 2011.
    In a letter sent to the two utilities, the PSC said all 20 of the recommended actions have been completed, ending the need for further progress reports tied to the review, known as a focused management and operations audit.