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Regional

  • April flowers bring May’s monarchs

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - With highway construction season kicking off in April, orange barrels and freshly laid blacktop have become a common site throughout the state, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is also paving the way this spring for one of nature’s black and orange phenomenon: the monarch butterfly. In addition to continuing the Cabinet’s traditional planting of wildflowers along state roadsides, KYTC agronomists will be establishing monarch butterfly habitats – called waystations – for the diminishing species.

  • Give blood and help save lives this spring

    Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.

  • Stabbing incident in Madison

    Staff Report
    The Madison City Police Department arrested a 31-year-old Madison man in connection with a stabbing incident, which resulted in injuries to three individuals, according to a news release from MPD Chief Dan Thurston.

  • Ag department taking applications for 2017 Farm to Fork program

    FRANKFORT — Community organizations are invited to apply to host Kentucky Proud dinners now through the fall of 2017.
    The Kentucky Proud Farm to Fork Program will provide funding to qualifying applicants for dinners that showcase local food products. The program will also promote local agritourism businesses and provide educational background on locally produced agricultural food and products.

  • The hunt for great food gets easier with Buy Local

    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Proud has unveiled Buy Local, a new program intended to encourage restaurants and other food service businesses to purchase locally produced food products, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.

  • Rusty Williams, My Old Confederate Home: A Respectable Place for Civil War Veterans
  • AG partnering with Council of Churches to stop child abuse, senior scams

    FRANKFORT, KY. – Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Council of Churches have announced a statewide partnership to prevent child abuse and scams targeting seniors.
    With the collaboration, the council will provide warning signs of child abuse and scam prevention information to its 1,100 member churches statewide.
    Beshear and the Council share a common mission — to better protect some of the state’s most vulnerable populations: children and seniors.

  • Kinman pleads guilty, resigns

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman pled guilty Monday, April 3, to five felony indictments, three misdemeanor indictments and three malfeasance violations and resigned his position as sheriff.

    He accepted a plea agreement that requires him to successfully complete a one-year residential substance abuse treatment program at Canaan Land Ministries in Autaugaville, Ala., and complete a five-year pre-trial diversion program.

  • Newspapers in neighboring Carroll have been numerous

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Our sister newspaper, The News-Democrat at Carrollton, is entering its 150th year of publication. The following is a review of the numerous newspapers that have been in business in our neighboring county down through the years.

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Landmark News Service

  • Easter buffet, events planned at Kentucky State Resort Parks

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Make plans to bring your family to a Kentucky State Resort Park for the annual Easter buffet on April 16 for a great meal.
    The menu at the resort park restaurants includes roast beef carved on the line; baked country ham; catfish and hushpuppies; and a chef’s favorite entree selection. The meal will also include fresh fruit, a cheese bar, garden vegetables, salad and desserts.