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Regional

  • Suspect nabbed after pursuit through Milton

    By KRISTIN BECK
    Landmark News Service
    A Carrollton man was arrested Sunday, Feb. 7, after leading Kentucky and Indiana police on a pursuit that began in Carrollton and ended in Madison, Ind.
    Kevin Bartram, 48, of Carrollton, faces charges from both the Carrollton Police Department and the Madison Police Department.

  • Kentucky’s universities work to develop campus surveys of sexual assaults

    By Aaron Mudd
    Bowling Green Daily News
    As many as 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted in college, according to a 2014 report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.
    The task force names campus climate surveys as the first step to solving the problem, and universities in Kentucky are responding by developing their own.

  • Hosparus offers training Feb. 27 in Louisville

    Hosparus needs patient support volunteers in Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties and will offer a free training on Saturday, Feb. 27 (lunch provided), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its main Louisville campus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive. To pre-register, call 502-814-5436 or email HLvolunteer@hosparus.org by Monday, Feb. 22.

  • Judge: Pastor can testify in trial

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Advocate-Messenger
    A Michigan pastor who led police to suspect Kenneth Allen Keith in the murder of three people at a Danville pawn shop will be allowed to testify during Keith’s trial.
    Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler on Friday denied a defense motion to suppress Tracy Herald’s testimony on the grounds that four conversations between Keith and Herald were confidential and privileged because Keith confided in Herald as his pastor.

  • Trackside opens for business

    By Chris Brooke
    Landmark News Service
    Trackside Butcher Shoppe opened in the second week of deer season and processed 70 animals that hunters brought in, according to co-owner Chris Wright.
    Then, the nearly $1 million, 6,000-square-foot facility went straight into livestock processing.

  • At the State Capitol
  • AG warns of another scam

    FRANKFORT, KY. – Kentuckians are being targeted over the phone by scam artists claiming to be a “Sergeant Joe Crews” who can help them resolve a federal warrant that has been issued against them.
    Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning consumers not to fall for this scam, the latest in a series of scams that his Office of Consumer Protection is tracking across Kentucky.
    “These scam artists are using fear to prey on Kentuckians,” Beshear said. “If you receive the call, hang up.”

  • State parks busy with winter activities

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks will be open this winter with a busy schedule of outdoor and indoor events.
    These events include wildlife viewing weekends for elk, eagles and sandhill cranes; guided hikes and Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 29-31 at Carter Caves State Resort Park. There are more than 300 miles of hiking trails at Kentucky State Parks.

  • Beshear: Downtown Louisville bridge to be named for President Abraham Lincoln

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Governor Steve Beshear Monday announced that the new Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Indiana in downtown Louisville will be named the Abraham Lincoln Bridge – connecting, as it does, the states of Lincoln’s birth and raising.
    Kentucky law provides a process for naming bridges. By executive order, Gov. Beshear directed Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock to issue an official order naming the bridge for the 16th President.

  • USDA begins 49th enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program

    WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday reminded farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) begins today, Dec. 1, 2015, and ends on Feb. 26, 2016. December 2015 also marks the 30th anniversary of CRP, a federally funded program that assists agricultural producers with the cost of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.