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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rand: Comer’s job of righting Ag Dept. ship ‘outstanding’

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has spent most of his first few months in office trying to shepherd his Department through both an audit and a positive transitional period. Comer and State Representative Rick Rand both alluded to the Department’s recent negative publicity during Comer’s visit with several local residents at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Office on June 29.

  • Middle-age dilemma: caring for kids, parents and yourself

    Many middle-aged adults are finding themselves caring and supporting two generations- their children and their aging parents. While caregiving can be very rewarding, it often can bring additional emotional, physical and financial stresses for caregivers as they try to balance a career, parenting and elder care.

    According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, 520,000 Kentucky informal caregivers provide 570 million hours of care each year. The estimated value of this care is worth more than $5.4 billion.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Peregrine falcon chicks hatch, leave nest on bridge pier

    Despite the noise and activity surrounding construction of the new Milton-Madison Bridge, the pair of peregrine falcons nesting on one of the bridge piers has had another successful nesting season.

    Officials from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources monitoring nest activity say three healthy falcon chicks hatched in the nest in April. The nesting box is located near the Indiana side of the bridge on a pier that is not being reused as part of the project.