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  • State Police to hold traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Oct. 8 - 22.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.
    Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.
     

  • KSP asks Kentucky citizens to ‘Text a Tip’ to fight crime

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky State Police is initiating a new proactive program where citizens are now able to text confidential tips from their cell phone. The program, “Text a Tip,” is designed to report criminal activity, assist with neighborhood watch and serve as an additional resource for schools and college campuses.

  • Fall forest fire season underway around Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky.  - The Kentucky Division of Forestry is once again preparing for an active wildfire season as lack of rain this summer and  increased fuel loads from spring storms could pose problems for fighting fires.

  • Horse Council unveils new license plate

    Lexington, KY - The Kentucky Horse Council has unveiled a new, updated design for the horse license plate known so well to Kentuckians. The new plate marries the old and new, by keeping the foal image that so many Kentuckians loved, but using new technology to enhance the image with more details and realism.

  • Farm income above expectations

    LEXINGTON-You might not think that the U.S. would post near record net farm income this year given widespread drought and poor crop conditions, but think again.

    The USDA is projecting that inflation-adjusted national net farm income for 2012 will reach its highest level in 42 years, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.

  • Hemp would be a boon to Commonwealth, lawmakers say

    By Scott Wartman
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Politicians on both sides of the aisle can envision fields of hemp growing among the tobacco and corn fields of Kentucky.

    Many cite a flagging economy, social media and the advocacy of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul as reasons why they think the legalization of industrial hemp is closer than ever.

    Sen. Paul, R-Ky., and Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer promoted efforts to legalize hemp at the Kentucky State Fair in August.

  • KSP plans checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of September 17 - October 1, 2012.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • KSP seeking teen drivers for ‘Drive to Stay Alive’ program

    (FRANKFORT, KY.) - The Kentucky State Police are accepting applications for the 10th Annual ‘Drive To Stay Alive’ teen driving academy that is planned for Sept. 5 - 9, 2012 at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort.

  • Mary Stratton is new principal at technology center

    When students walked through the doors of the Carroll County Area Technology Center for the first time this school year, they were greeted by a new face at the helm.

    Former area supervisor Mary Stratton was named the new principal at the school that educates students from Carroll, Trimble, Gallatin and Owen counties.

    “I’ve worked with this school before,” she said. “It’s a great school, and I’ve already workedwith the superintendents of the other five schools in the past so it was a good fit for me.”

  • Ready, Set, Grow initiative provides “A Kid’s Guide to Gardening” in Ky.

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - First Lady Jane Beshear and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer recently launched Ready, Set, Grow: A Kid’s Guide to Gardening - a joint initiative by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy. This project includes an interactive guide and website to promote growing and/or buying local food.