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  • 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.

  • KSP investigating death at Kentucky State Reformatory

    LaGrange, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating the death of an inmate at the Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange, according to a news release from Trooper Joshua Lawson, Post 5 Public Information Officer.
    On January 4, 2017, Michael Kopec, an inmate at Kentucky State Reformatory, was involved in a physical altercation with another inmate, Lawson said. During the altercation Kopec sustained serious physical injuries, was hospitalized, and placed on life support. 

  • KSP investigating stabbing in New Castle

    New Castle, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a stabbing in Henry County on LaGrange road, according to a news release issued by Trooper Joshua Lawson, Post 5 public information officer. 
    At approximately 6:30 pm Wednesday January 4, Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg received a call from a residence on LaGrange Road outside New Castle. It was reported that Emmet Pendleton, 55 of New Castle, had been stabbed and the suspect had fled the scene.

  • Donation from the Rawlings Foundation makes history at Baptist Health La Grange

    La Grange, KY -- Christmas came early for Baptist Health La Grange. On Dec. 21, Chris Roty, president of the hospital and Julie Torzewski, director of the Baptist Health Foundation, received a $1 million donation from the Rawlings Foundation to use towards the hospital’s recent Women’s Center construction project. This is the largest donation in the history of Baptist Health La Grange.

  • Oldham man jailed after two shot in Sulphur

    Sulphur, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a shooting which occurred Sunday in Henry County on Hollow Tree Road. 
    At approximately 5:12 p.m. Sunday, January 8, Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg received a call from a residence on Hollow Tree Road in the community of Sulphur in Henry County. According to Trooper Joshua Lawson, it was reported that Gloria Campbell, 59 of LaGrange, had been shot in the leg and a second shooting victim had fled the scene.