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  • 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.

  • Tri Kappa Tour of Homes Oct. 12-14

    MADISON, Ind. - Tri Kappa Sorority’s biennial Tour of Homes is set for October 12th-14th, 2012, offering individuals the opportunity to tour eight private homes and historic buildings not ordinarily open for public viewing. Hosts will guide individuals through the homes, detailing items of interest and the history of each home. Included on the tour this year are homes of various architectural styles.  All proceeds from the tour are used for local scholarships and other philanthropic projects.

  • Local Guard unit preparing for deployment to Africa

    Members of the Carrollton National Guard unit are preparing for deployment to Africa, which will occur sometime in October.

    Capt. Chris Fitzwater, who heads Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery based in Carrollton, said the unit will be activated Saturday, Sept. 1. The 62 members of the unit will meet at 2 p.m. that day in the Carroll County High School gymnasium for a send-off from friends, family and the public.

  • Infrastructure investments could save farmers millions

  • Free health screenings available at Kentucky State Fair

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Visitors to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this month can get information to help their families’ health and well-being through free screenings and educational activities at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services exhibit.
    The interactive display, which will be located in the Health Horizons section of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center’s South Wing B, features a chance to speak one on one with health educators and learn more about family services.

  • I-64 construction to begin in Shelby County

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Louisville – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently awarded a contract for the widening of Interstate 64 in Shelby County from the Welcome Center to ½ mile east of KY 55.

    Work will begin the week of Aug. 12 to widen the roadway to three lanes in each direction. The new lanes will be constructed in the interstate median.