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Regional

  • KDA seeks preliminary proposals for specialty crop grants

    FRANKFORT (November 15, 2016) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting preliminary proposals for grants to promote and enhance specialty crops through marketing, production, education, and research, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.
    “Specialty crops are vital to our horticulture industry and continue to be a growing part of Kentucky’s agricultural landscape,” Commissioner Quarles said. “These funds will provide a boost to Kentucky’s specialty crop industry.”

  • Baptist pastors honored for serving courageously, faithfully

    FLORENCE, Ky. – Kentucky Baptist pastors are serving faithfully, courageously and sacrificially in the face of a culture that has become increasingly hostile to the gospel.
    A resolution adopted Tuesday by messengers to the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Florence, Ky., honored those men serving in some 2,400 churches from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River.

  • Langley elected president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention

    FLORENCE, Ky. – Bill Langley, senior pastor of an Elizabethtown church with a strong reputation for supporting missions, has been elected president of the 750,000-member Kentucky Baptist Convention.
    Langley, who ran unopposed to lead the state’s largest religious organization, is well known within Baptist circles as a champion of the Cooperative Program, which covers the cost of missionaries stationed in countries around the world.

  • Report: More than half of Kentuckians looking for 2017 health plans on federal exchange are likely to need support

    LOUISVILLE, Ky - If Kentuckians looking for 2017 health plans on the federal marketplace are anything like those who obtained their 2016 plans through Kentucky’s state exchange, about 95 percent will enroll in Medicaid, according to a report released Tuesday by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

  • Native American Heritage tribute Saturday in Madison

    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the West Street Art Center in Madison, Ind., will present A Tribute to Native American Heritage this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. It will feature a Native American Flute Workshop followed by a Native American flute performance
    by Heart Wind and a dramatic reading by Jack Ramey.            
    l 2 p.m.  Playing the Native American Style Flute with Adam Riviere and Richard Brooner of Heart Wind  

  • Beshear: ‘Jury duty’ phone scam reported in Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Attorney General Beshear issued a Scam Alert Tuesday to help Kentuckians avoid falling victim to a “jury duty” telephone scam.
    The U.S. Marshals Service recently warned of the scam sweeping much of the country and reports of such calls have now been made to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.
    The caller, who pretends to be a U.S. Marshal, court worker or other federal or state law enforcement authority, claims you failed to appear for jury duty and must pay a fine immediately over the phone or risk arrest.

  • Beshear: AG’s election fraud hotline open

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – As absentee votes are being cast and as voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8, Attorney General Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians to report any voting abnormalities to his office’s Election Fraud Hotline.
    Beshear asks all Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations to call the Election Fraud Hotline at 800-328-VOTE or 800-328-8683.
    The hotline is open throughout the year during normal business hours and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EST) on Election Day.

  • City street funding issue heard by state panel

    FRANKFORT—Cities want more state road aid, according to testimony given to state lawmakers today, and local officials say they have a plan to get it that won’t hurt counties. But not all lawmakers seemed convinced, with some requesting more information about the proposal.

  • LG&E, KU plan $2.2B investment, to seek permission for rate hike

    By James Bruggers
    Courier-Journal
    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company Tuesday plan to invest $2.2 billion in their electric and natural gas system to improve safety, reduce outage times and enhance service, though such improvements likely mean higher rates for customers.

  • KSP conducts checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Oct. 1 - 31. 
    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.