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Regional

  • Level one drought declaration lifted

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, have removed the Level One Drought Declaration that was issued for much of the state on Nov. 10.
    Following this weekend’s abundant precipitation, all of the state is above normal for precipitation for the past 30 days. 

  • Bridge tolls to begin on new Louisville bridges Dec. 30

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  –  Drivers traveling in Louisville and Southern Indiana need to prepare for the start of tolling on three Ohio River bridges. Tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, December 30. 

  • Crews across the state gear up for snow and ice season

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.

  • Republican congressmen form the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of U.S. Representatives, led by Kentucky’s Fourth District Congressman Thomas Massie, has launched the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus.
    “The recent election results present us with a new opportunity to advance pro-gun legislation and reverse the erosion of the Second Amendment that’s occurred over the last few decades. I look forward to working with the new President and this determined group of conservatives to promote a pro-gun agenda,” Massie stated.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau sets priority issues for 2017 legislative session

    Louisville – Kentucky Farm Bureau concluded its 97th annual meeting Saturday with its board of directors approving priority issues for the 2017 legislative session.
    Wildlife management is one of KFB’s top priorities. Farmers across the state have long dealt with damage to crops and property caused by ever increasing wildlife populations. A priority issue seeks effective wildlife management that will reduce the wildlife population in an effort to alleviate continued crop and livestock losses, automobile accidents, human injuries, and loss of life.

  • Women’s cancer support group to meet

    King’s Daughters’ Health will host its next Women’s Cancer Support Group meeting on Thursday, Dec. 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center at the Hospital (basement level), 1373 East SR 62, Madison.
    Anyone with questions may contact Natalie Thornsberry at (812) 801-0653.

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  • Beware seasonal employment scams

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Attorney General Beshear is warning Kentuckians to be wary of seasonal employment scams targeting those looking to make some extra cash for the holidays.
    The scam often appears as an online advertisement seeking a mystery shopper, package or shipping position or similar employment where Kentuckians can work from home and receive immediate payment.
    Here is how the scam often plays out:

  • Ohio Valley United Charities kicks off fundraising campaign

    “We Care, We Share” is the Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc., theme for its 2017 Fundraising Campaign it launched this month as it seeks financial support for 34 area charities for grants totaling over $165,000.00. In operation since 1998, the non-profit organization composed of volunteers from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, and Trimble counties seeks pledges and donations from area businesses and industries that helps designated charities give back services to the community.Services funded for area charities include:

  • Hospital now officially Norton Children’s Hospital

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The name of the downtown Louisville children’s hospital is now officially “Norton Children’s Hospital.” The names of other Norton Healthcare entities serving children are now known as Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital (in St. Matthews), Norton Children’s Medical Center (in eastern Jefferson County) and Norton Children’s Medical Associates (physician practices). Signage is in the process of being changed and will be complete by the end of the year.