• Carrollton pursuit results in injury accident, arrest

    Landmark News Service
    Joshua Winburn, 31, of Ocala, Fla., is facing a slew of charges after alledgely leading Carrollton police officer Keith Dews on a high speed chase through downtown Carrollton, Sunday, Aug. 2.
    Dews had responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Rite-Aid store on the corner of Highland and Park avenues. Rite-Aid employees said the suspect was driving a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser.
    After leaving the store, Dews encountered a vehicle matching the description that was heading west on Highland Avenue.

  • ORSANCO challenged to uphold Ohio River standards

    Staff Report
    A coalition of environmental groups delivered close to 2,000 petitions last Thursday to a subcommittee of a multi-state commission urging members to recommend following through with new standards that forbid companies from dumping high levels of toxic mercury into the Ohio River. Mercury is a known neurotoxin that causes brain and nerve damage to children and developing fetuses.

  • Federal crop insurance gets failing grade: Center for Rural Affairs

    LYONS, Neb. – The Center for Rural Affairs has released a report card and white paper evaluating the performance of federally subsidized crop insurance programs.
    “The time has come for crop insurance reforms that emphasize conserving soil and water, put real limits on subsidies to the nation’s largest farms, and ensures these subsidies are transparent to taxpayers.”
    Traci Bruckner, Center for Rural Affairs

  • USDA announces conservation incentives for working grass, range and pasture lands

    WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that beginning Sept. 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands.

  • 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.