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Regional

  • 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
  • A Christmas story for all ages

    By Teena Drake

    The Trimble Banner

    Trimble County resident Terri Smith always wanted to be an author. On Nov. 30, her first book will be available to the public, just in time for the holidays. The light hearted Christmas story is one which will withstand time and probably be as well- known as “The Night Before Christmas.”

    “When I was a little girl, my mom asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up,” Smith said. “I remember telling her I wanted to be a writer.”

  • iLead students test homemade catapault designs

    iLead Academy students were given 16 feet of lumber to construct a catapult of their own design. Students researched and designed machines that were catapults and slingshots. The machines were tested Nov. 6 and one slingshot launched a potato 117 feet. Students were allowed to take the machine home over the weekend and director Larissa McKinney said several of the machines changed in design.
    Students attempted to hit various targets with their machines. Distance and accuracy recorded on Nov. 9 were a portion of the grade assigned to the project.

  • KSP investigating Carroll fatality

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a single vehicle incident resulting in a fatality in Carroll County.
    KSP received a call at approximately 6:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, of a vehicle overturned on Hwy. 36 West. Troopers, along with Carroll County EMS and Westside Volunteer Fire Department, responded to the scene.
    Steven Harbert, 36, of Indianapolis, Ind., was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Carroll County Coroner.