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Today's News

  • Trimble Little Leaguers invited to ‘Night with the Bats’

  • Rescheduled ALS event is Saturday

    “Bob’s Bunch Battling ALS” will hold a fundraiser to raise funds for ALS research at the Morgan Community Center in Bedford on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The event was originally scheduled for March 3 but the tornado that struck the Milton Fire Station No. 2 on the day before forced the cancellation of that event.

    Saturday’s event is being held to bring continued awareness to the local region about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.”

  • Governor: Carroll plant to expand

    DRC Industries of Carrollton will purchase the old Parthenon building on Jay Louden Road as part of a $2 million expansion that will add 25 jobs.

    Gov. Steve Beshear made the announcement in a news release Tuesday.

    DRC is purchasing the 126,000-square-foot facility for its packaging materials business.

  • Deadline nears to register for FEMA help

    Survivors of the tornadoes, severe storms, flooding and straight-line winds on March 2 have until May 7 to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.

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  • Traffic model will help end delays at Kentucky Speedway

    After receiving national media attention for the traffic gridlock and parking shortage that cast an ugly shadow over its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 last summer, the Kentucky Speedway worked hard since then to make sure that never happens again.

  • The week in Frankfort: Legislature addresses budget, drug abuse

    So this is the way the session ends, not with fireworks, but with a budget delivered on time, not with grand and sweeping legislation, but with quietly important bills addressing this year’s absolute civic urgencies, while keeping Kentucky’s core government services intact, lean and hungry for sure, but alive to hope for better days.

    That in itself is a real winter’s work, if you stop to think about it. Consider the train wreck lawmakers found when they convened in session Jan. 3.

  • Rand’s House update

    When House and Senate leaders first sat down early last week in budget negotiations, most of the major issues had already been decided.

    Each chamber, for example, supported Governor Beshear’s decision to cut most state agencies by more than eight percent next fiscal year to balance the books and then maintain that level of spending in the following year.  Both the House and Senate feel it is important to live within our means, and to rely as little as possible on one-time funding sources to cover recurring expenses.

  • Harris’ Senate update

    By the time you read this, the 2012 General Assembly will be one day away from concluding. We have completed 59 days of the 60 day session, the last day, April 12, is reserved for considering any Governor’s vetoes, if any.

    By far, working on the state’s two-year budget was the most pressing issue this week. After several late nights, we reached consensus on the $19.4 billion budget with the House negotiators a little before 3am on Thursday. It was a hard-fought point but for the first time in recent memory, Kentucky will not bond for current expenses.

  • Bedford Elementary decorates for Easter