• Growing farm to school programs

    By John Crabtree
    Center for Rural Affairs
    Farm to school programs offer children better, fresher, more nutritious, and more local food choices that empower children and their families learn more about the food on their plates and make better food choices. These programs also help strengthen rural and small town economies by creating economic opportunities for local farmers and ranchers as well as local food processors.

  • Judge Feeley attends law conference

    FRANKFORT, Ky.,–Family Court Judge Timothy E. Feeley, who serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties, recently participated in the 2015 Family Law Conference at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort. The AOC provided the education program in May for Kentucky circuit and district judges who oversee cases involving families and children.

  • Jet boat to offer passenger service between Madison and Frankfort

    By Sam Smith
    The State Journal
    Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides will provide the first commercial passenger boat service from Madison, Ind. to Frankfort in nearly a century with the first trip on July 24. The recently reopened locks connecting the Kentucky and Ohio rivers ended the long separation of the two cities.

  • River locks and dams get plenty of use

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky River locks and dams Nos. 1 through 4 opened to boaters on May 22 for the first time since major renovation work began in 2007.
    Now 82 miles of the Kentucky River are navigable from Frankfort to its mouth at the Ohio River.

  • Willhoite, Dickow could face contempt charges

    The News-Democrat
    Contempt charges against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow were put on hold by Special Judge Karen A. Thomas during their first appearance in Circuit Court on Thursday, June 3.
    If found in contempt, Willhoite and Dickow could each spend 179 days in jail for their alleged roles in putting a Carroll County inmate on a bus to Florida on April 23, rather than transporting him to Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, as had been ordered by District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

  • Madison restaurant damaged

    Staff Report
    On Sunday, June 7, 2015, the City of Madison Police Department responded to a call of a vehicle crash in the 100 block of East Main Street. The call stated that a vehicle had just driven into the Downtowner Restaurant.

  • Bus trip to Florida leads to Kentucky AG investigation

    The News-Democrat
    The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office launched an investigation last week into the Carrollton Police Department after allegations that the chief and an officer had violated a court order to transport a Carroll County Detention Center inmate to a state hospital back in April.
    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams said on June 1 Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow would remain working their regular schedules during the ongoing investigation.

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  • Owen hospital files for bankruptcy

    By Karla Ward
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    New Horizons Medical Center, formerly Owen County Hospital, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
    The nonprofit hospital and New Horizons Family Practice filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 on Friday.
    The facility was on the verge of closing when Bernard Poe, a pharmacist, and his family formed a nonprofit corporation and bought the hospital in 2001 with a $5.4 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to Herald-Leader archives.

  • Owen makeover plan wins state award

    By Steve Vied
    The Messenger-Inquirer
    The city of Owensboro’s has won a statewide award for the Mechanicsville Neighborhood Redevelopment on the west side.
    The Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association awarded the city the 2015 Outstanding Redevelopment Plan award for the Mechanicsville improvement initiative, which is substantially complete although a few new homes are still under construction.