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  • ‘Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass’ aims to decrease fatalities

    FRANKFORT, Ky. -  In an effort to raise awareness of traffic safety laws and encourage safe driving habits, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has been partnering with state and local law enforcement on the “Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass” campaign throughout July.

    “We are concerned with our current highway fatality numbers,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock. “The year started with a reduction, but beginning in May, our fatalities began a dramatic increase.”

  • Carroll couple arrested in connection with thefts

    A couple suspected in thefts from seven businesses in recent months has been arrested and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.
    Nathan C. Seaward, 27, and Candida M. Blanton, 33, a homeless couple living in a van at the end of Lock Road were arrested July 16, 2012 by Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Clay Cable and Carrollton Police Sgt. Rick Jackson.

  • Kentucky State Police plan 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 July 30 - August 13, 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.
     

  • Lawmakers briefed on new regulations for farm vehicles

    FRANKFORT - Overweight and large farm vehicles now have their own regulation separate from the overweight commercial truck regulation, lawmakers were told in a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Transportation last week.
    The division was made to simplify farm vehicle requirements and make them easier to understand, Ann D’Angelo, of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said.

    Minor changes were also made to the regulation to comply with laws passed during the most recent legislative session, she said.

  • KSP plans 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 July 23 - August 6, 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.
     

  • Public help sought in monitoring health of Kentucky’s deer herd

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Wildlife watchers can help researchers track and monitor the health of Kentucky’s deer herd.

    “For years, the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study Group has tracked outbreaks of EHD - or epizootic hemorrhagic disease - in deer,” said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The public can assist researchers by reporting sick animals and pinpointing locations.”

  • 40 troopers graduate from KSP Academy

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 40 new troopers at ceremonies held July 6 in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 948 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • KSP conducts 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 July 9 - July 23, 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.

  • Local farmers’ markets offer healthy options

    MILWAUKEE, WI - Searching for fresh, nutritious food? Want alternatives to everyday ingredients?  To find healthy foods and unique products, you don’t have to look much farther than your “backyard.”

  • New state laws take effect Thursday

    From The State Journal

    Several bills passed in this year’s legislative session, from curbs on the sale of cold and allergy medications to seat belt requirements on 15-passenger vehicles, will take effect Thursday.
    Bills passed by the legislature generally become law 90 days after a session ends.

    Here’s a look at some of them, according to the Legislative Research Commission:

    >Senate Bill 32 establishes a statewide emergency alert system for those suspected of injuring a police officer.