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  • 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.

  • Comer to examine fuel-testing lab


    Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has set up a task force to address concerns raised in an audit over the state’s fuel lab, which tests the quality and quantity of fuels and pesticides.

  • Henry Fiscal Court strengthens dog ordinance language

    By BRAD BOWMAN
    Landmark News Service
    The Henry County Fiscal Court has done what the Kentucky General Assembly did not.
    Last month, the magistrates approved an amendment to the county’s “dog ordinance”  to include language from House Bill 273.

  • Lock construction is key to opening up Ky. River

    By Kevin Wheatley

    The State Journal

    The gates at Lock 4 are being repaired as part of an ongoing project to reopen more than 60 miles of the Kentucky River from Frankfort to the Ohio River.

    The Kentucky River Authority is using $4 million in excess construction funds for repairs at locks 1, 2, 3 and 4 within the next two years, according to KRA Executive Director Jerry Graves.

    The project will open 64 miles of the river from Frankfort Carrollton to boat traffic, Graves said.

  • State offers cool summer tips to save energy, money

    Kentucky’s temperatures are forecast to remain below 100 degrees for the next few days but will still be hot.  With thousands of Kentuckians trying to keep cool, the heat wave is dangerous for anyone in affected areas, especially the elderly and ill.
    The heat also can add unwanted stress to family budgets. The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence urges Kentuckians to take precautions to protect not only their health and safety, but also their pocketbook.

  • PSC urges caution during power outages

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - With some power outages in Kentucky expected to extend into late this week, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is urging residents without power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.

    Two series of strong thunderstorms caused two waves of power outages in the state recently, with damage concentrated in eastern Kentucky. More than 40,000 customers remain without power as of this afternoon.