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Regional

  • 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.

  • KSP asks drivers to pay attention to school bus activity

    (FRANKFORT, KY.) -  Summer break ended for thousands of Kentucky students last week as they headed back to school. For many children, getting to and from school will take place on a school bus.  Unfortunately, every year children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 1,627 school bus related crashes resulting in 506 injuries and five deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Tpr. Michael Webb is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

  • Perryville set for 150th anniversary of battle

    PERRYVILLE, Ky. - Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the largest Civil War confrontation in Kentucky on Oct. 6-7, with three battle re-enactments.

    The weekend will also include living history demonstrations, artillery demonstrations, military camps, expert speakers and paranormal tours.

  • Beef producers sponsor Gourmet Garden in South Wing

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. --  Kentucky’s 38,000 Beef Producers are once again the proud sponsor of the 2012 Gourmet Garden at the Kentucky State Fair. 

    The Gourmet Garden, located in the air-conditioned South Wing Lobby A, showcases daily educational and entertainment events from culinary professionals from across the state of Kentucky.  The Gourmet Garden has won the International Association of Fairs and Expositions’ Award of Excellence in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011.  (The full Gourmet Garden schedule is attached.)

  • Fans to fill Cardinal Stadium for free concert series

    Louisville, KY - Each year, thousands of fans fill Cardinal Stadium to relive their glory days with classic hits and experience new and upcoming acts that are on the verge of super-stardom. And this year’s free concert line-up is no exception. Fans can witness the next big thing with artists such as Jake Owen and Hot Chelle Rae and break out their 80’s aqua-net with Cinderella. Check out this year’s line-up to find old favorites and new ones.

    Thursday, August 16 – Cinderella with Sebastian Bach

  • Plan your State Fair visit early

    Louisville, KY - The Kentucky State Fair wants to make this year’s visit more personal and convenient than ever by giving patrons the chance to plan their entire visit before arriving at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

  • Revolutionary War battle re-enactment set for Aug. 18-19

    MOUNT OLIVET, Ky. - The 230th anniversary of the Battle of Blue Licks, the last Revolutionary War battle in Kentucky, will be commemorated Aug. 18-19 at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park.

  • Sign-up for CRP Highly Erodible Land Initiative

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – John W. McCauley, State Executive Director for the Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency, announced that continuous sign-up for the Highly Erodible Land Initiative under the Conservation Reserve Program started on July 23, 2012. Kentucky received a total allocation of 39,400 acres to enroll in the HEL CRP program. Offers will be accepted until either the state acreage allocation limit is reached or September 30, 2012 whichever occurs first.

  • Horse Show proves horses can do more than race in Kentucky