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Regional

  • Bill to ban tobacco products from school property heads to Senate following changes

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The idea of a statewide ban on smoking in workplaces has hit roadblocks in the General Assembly, but a bill to ban tobacco use on school properties and at school events might be a mandate legislators can accept.

  • Attorney General files complaint to remove Gallatin board member

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear is seeking the removal of a Gallatin County Board of Education member for not meeting the legally required educational standard to serve in his current capacity.
    The Attorney General’s office filed a complaint in Gallatin Circuit Court Friday against school board member Chad Allen Murray for violating Kentucky law, a news release said.

  • KSP warns of counterfeit money circulating in Ky.

    By Jenny lee Menser
    The Messenger, Madisonville
    MADISONVILLE -- The Kentucky State Police are warning individuals and businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit cash currently in circulation.
    According to a KSP news release, several 100- and 20-dollar bills have been passed in Webster, Daviess and McCracken counties.
    The bills are realistic in appearance. However, all bills display the following messages: “For motion picture use only,” and, “This bill is not legal. It is for motion picture use only.”

  • 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.