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Regional

  • 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

  • Handicapped pet steals hearts of Carrollton family

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Spinner is blind and deaf.

    He got his name because he cannot walk in a straight line. Instead, he goes around in circles because he cannot see or hear.

    Spinner is a four-month-old chihuahua/terrier mix under the foster care of Leah Hill. Leah is a member Carroll County Animal Support, which she says can be a “full-time job.” Her other full-time job is at Carroll County Dispatch.

  • Troopers plan 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 August 13 - August 27, 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.

  • Trees and drought

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Oaks are the most important tree species to wildlife in Kentucky forests, but the impact of this years drought remains to be seen. White oaks are faring better than red oaks so far.

    White oaks produce acorns that are a critical food source for squirrels, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and many non-game species. White oak acorns are preferred by wildlife because they are more palatable. Acorns produced by red oaks contain tannin, which makes them bitter.