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Regional

  • Butler golf course closing; alternative use sought

    By KRISTIN BECK
    Landmark News Service
    Kentucky State Parks announced Dec. 19, that it will solicit requests for three of its 9-hole golf courses, including General Butler State Resort Park.
    Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be issued for the 9-hole golf courses at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill and Kincaid Lake State Park near Falmouth. Kentucky State Parks is looking for a private concessionaire to operate these two courses.

  • Oldham museum features KSR exhibit

    When the Oldham County Historical Society’s Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum reopens on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, one of the exhibits will have special meaning to the inmates of the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. They have made 200 teddy bears to give away to the first 200 visitors (limit one per family) to the Kentucky State Reformatory exhibit at the museum. Also on hand will be “staff who participated in the project to introduce visitors to the exhibit and to answer questions about KSR,” said Aaron Smith, Warden for KSR since May 1, 2014.

  • Fewer teens using drugs and alcohol than their counterparts did in the 1990s, nationwide and in Kentucky

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    A new national study shows teen drug and alcohol use are at their lowest rates since the 1990s, a trend that is also seen in Kentucky’s teens.
    The national survey of about 50,000 high school students found that “considerably fewer teens reported using any illicit drug other than marijuana in the prior 12 months — 5 percent, 10 percent and 14 percent in grades 8, 10 and 12, respectively — than at any time since 1991,” says the news release.

  • 50 acres offered free for veterans hospital in Radcliff

    By Ben Sheroan
    The News-Enterprise
    In hopes of becoming the new home of a VA medical center, Radcliff Mayor Mike Weaver is offering free land off Ky. 313.
    The 50-acre site in Millpond Business Center has all utilities in place, and all geotechnical studies and ground-soil testing are completed and on file. Also, Ky. 313 provides direct access from Interstate 65.
    “It would be much more convenient than where it is now or their proposed site,” Weaver said.

  • Level one drought declaration lifted

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, have removed the Level One Drought Declaration that was issued for much of the state on Nov. 10.
    Following this weekend’s abundant precipitation, all of the state is above normal for precipitation for the past 30 days. 

  • Bridge tolls to begin on new Louisville bridges Dec. 30

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  –  Drivers traveling in Louisville and Southern Indiana need to prepare for the start of tolling on three Ohio River bridges. Tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, December 30. 

  • Crews across the state gear up for snow and ice season

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.

  • Republican congressmen form the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of U.S. Representatives, led by Kentucky’s Fourth District Congressman Thomas Massie, has launched the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus.
    “The recent election results present us with a new opportunity to advance pro-gun legislation and reverse the erosion of the Second Amendment that’s occurred over the last few decades. I look forward to working with the new President and this determined group of conservatives to promote a pro-gun agenda,” Massie stated.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau sets priority issues for 2017 legislative session

    Louisville – Kentucky Farm Bureau concluded its 97th annual meeting Saturday with its board of directors approving priority issues for the 2017 legislative session.
    Wildlife management is one of KFB’s top priorities. Farmers across the state have long dealt with damage to crops and property caused by ever increasing wildlife populations. A priority issue seeks effective wildlife management that will reduce the wildlife population in an effort to alleviate continued crop and livestock losses, automobile accidents, human injuries, and loss of life.

  • Women’s cancer support group to meet

    King’s Daughters’ Health will host its next Women’s Cancer Support Group meeting on Thursday, Dec. 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center at the Hospital (basement level), 1373 East SR 62, Madison.
    Anyone with questions may contact Natalie Thornsberry at (812) 801-0653.