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Regional

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  • 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.

  • Man found deceased at Gallatin County truck stop, KSP investigates

    SPARTA, KY. – The Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a Louisiana man at the Love’s truck stop located at the 55 mile marker I-71 in Gallatin County, according to Trooper Joshua Lawson.

  • Kozar resigns as CEO at Carroll County Memorial

    By TIM HENDRICK

    Landmark News Service

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital CEO Michael Kozar announced his resignation to CCMS board chairman Dennis Raisor in a letter dated Nov. 11, 2015.

    Kozar will become CEO of Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Fla. Jan. 1, 2016.

    In an interview Tuesday, Kozar said that his departure was not caused by a lack of satisfaction by either side but an opportunity that he could not turn down.

  • CCMH recognized in top 10 for patient health outcomes

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of Kentucky’s top 10 acute care hospitals for excellence in outcomes.

    The rankings from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics are based on factors including patient safety indicators, readmissions and mortality. The recognition for CCMH is part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 19, which celebrates the accomplishment of rural health organizations this year, according to information from the sponsoring organizations.

  • Buckling up this holiday makes traveling safer

    Thanksgiving tradition is about more than turkey.

    The most American of holidays also is the busiest travel time of the year, putting more people on the road and increasing the likelihood of crashes.

    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is reminding motorists to buckle up and is putting a special emphasis on those traveling in pickup trucks.

  • CAC takes part in Operation Christmas Child