Today's News

  • Into the Blue

    This Friday I will be embarking upon my first plane ride. I have been on a helicopter but the chopper had the good sense to remain within eyeshot of the ground. The jetliner will be unwilling to show this courtesy. I will be in the big leagues.
    I am fully aware that it seems strange that I’ve never had this experience. After all, my mother-in-law hops on a plane to visit family on a regular basis. She’s quite the little traveler.

  • Make the voluntary ‘ag tag’ donation, invest in state’s youth

    By Ryan Quarles
    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture
    FRANKFORT — You are proud to be a farmer. That is why you buy farm license plates for your farm vehicles. When you renew your farm plates – or “ag tags” – you have the opportunity to make a voluntary donation to the Ag Tag Fund to help support and promote Kentucky agriculture

  • Working through the grieving process

    It’s normal to feel angry when a loved one dies.  It’s normal to feel sad, helpless, anxious, guilty, lonely.  Survivors commonly experience a flood of emotions. This is called grief.
    The greater the loss, the more profound the feelings of grief. Grief is not pleasant.

  • Timing fertilizer and pasture yields

    Many producers have already started planning pasture and hayfield fertilization. Pastures require nutrients to reach peak productivity. These nutrients are derived from several sources including residual nutrients in the soil, the breakdown of manure and soil organic matter, and nitrogen produced by N-fixation in leg-umes. Most importantly, nutrients are supplied to plants through the application of commercial fertilizer and lime.

  • Kaylee Clifford named Eighth Region Player of the Year

    The Trimble Banner
    Trimble County Lady Raiders standout senior Kaylee Clifford has been named the Eighth Region Player of the Year and is one of 18 candidates in the running for the prestigious honor of Kentucky Miss Basketball. Teammate Shelbe Black was also named to the All Eighth Region Team.

  • Campbell County Recovery Unit: A jail where women go to break heroin’s grip

    By Terry DeMio
    The Kentucky Enquirer
    NEWPORT - They almost look like members of a club, all wearing fitted khakis and red polo shirts. They like to sit in a circle to talk, to laugh and to cry. Every morning, they get up and get dressed for their day. And every so often, to kick back and relax, they’ll be treated to pizza and a movie.

  • ‘Nevertheless, she persisted’ 

    Recently, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a speech criticizing then-nominee now Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped her from speaking.
    In his explanation for invoking a little-known rule to silence her, McConnell said, “Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
    Immediately, that became the battle cry of many women across the nation with #ShePersisted and #LetLizSpeak among the top trending topics on Twitter.


    Feb. 19, 1987 (30 Years Ago)