• Scholarship applications being accepted

    The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association is proud to announce that the 2017 BTGCA Scholarship applications are now being accepted.
    The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will award ten $2,000 scholarships to students for the 2017-2018 school years. It is a great way for our organization to help our farm families as they work to provide educational opportunities to their children.

  • KDA proposes legislation to help feed the hungry

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has come forward with legislation to help businesses and individuals who wish to donate food to organizations that serve hungry Kentuckians.
    “These measures would provide incentives and protections for those who want to join the fight against hunger in Kentucky,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “This is due to the work of the Hunger Task Force, which met for the first time last spring. This is just the beginning of our efforts to reduce food insecurity in the Commonwealth.”

  • TCCAA directors to meet February 22 in Buckner

    Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 @ 10:00am. The meeting will be held at The John Black center in Buckner. It is located at 1551 North Highway 393 La Grange KY. 40031. The public is invited to attend. Tri-County CAA provides services in Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties.

  • Kentucky Dept. of Revenue accepting individual tax returns

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT - Monday, Jan. 23 opened tax filing season for individual taxpayers with the Kentucky Department of Revenue, the same date as the federal Internal Revenue Service. Electronic filing is the most efficient method for filing returns.

  • Attorney General warns of IRS, tax-related identity scams

    FRANKFORT, KY. – As tax season begins, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to help Kentucky families avoid falling victim to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax-related identity fraud.
    The start date for electronic filing of tax year 2016 federal and Kentucky returns begins Jan. 23, 2017, and, as a result, reports of tax identity fraud are increasing.
    Beshear’s office has received nearly 100 IRS scam reports over the past seven months, and the most recently reported scams were in Boyd, Greenup and Hardin counties.

  • Oldham to celebrate birthday of film pioneer D.W. Griffith

    Come celebrate D. W. Griffith’s birthday with the Oldham County History Center!  In honor of one of Oldham County’s most famous residents, the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum (located on the Oldham County History Center campus) will be showing a selection of D.W. Griffith’s most famous silent movies. Visitors to the museum, now open on Sundays from Noon – 4 p.m., will also be invited to enjoy a slice of cake to celebrate what would have been Griffith’s 142nd birthday.

  • KCARD announces series of 2017 winter grant workshops

    The Agribusiness Grant Facilitation Program (AGFP) of the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) will be hosting a series of grant workshops to assist agricultural producers and rural businesses identify grant opportunities and develop a strategy for seeking out those funds.

  • Alcoholic Beverage Control: We’re responding to growth in the industry

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT - Kentucky’s alcohol landscape is changing, and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said it’s working daily to ensure that it matches industry growth with exceptional and efficient customer service.
    ABC is responding to changing industry and licensing demands by streamlining procedures and improving internal operations to better assist applicants and licensees, an ABC news release said.  

  • Kentucky drivers paying less at the gas pump this week

    Kentucky drivers will have some extra change in their pocket this week as gas prices dipped a little over seven cents per gallon to $2.195, according to AAA.
    The nation’s markets that have seen the largest price decreases week-over-week are Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Illinois. The decrease in retail prices may be attributed to less demand and adequate supply.
    This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average $2.195

  • KSP pursuit ends in arrest of carjacking suspect on I-71

    Campbellsburg, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a pursuit that ended in the arrest of a carjacking suspect. 
    At approximately 8:28 a.m. Thursday, January 12, a Kentucky State Police Trooper with Post 5 observed a silver Honda Accord traveling at a high rate of speed south on I-71 at the 42 mile marker, according to KSP public information officer Trooper Joshua Lawson. The Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle which continued south fleeing at a high rate of speed.