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Today's News

  • HARD AT WORK
  • Education commissioner visits Trimble
  • Trimble home puts state above milestone

    A registry with detailed information about historic buildings and sites throughout the Commonwealth has now topped 90,000 entries, according to the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.

    The survey form listing the 90,000th entry is for a 1½-story log residence in Bedford, in Trimble County, topped by a side-gable, wood-shingle roof and built on a cut-stone foundation, documented by Wilbur Smith Associates.

  • Flowering trees available from Arbor Day Foundation

    Residents of Kentucky can ring in the New Year by receiving 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2012.

    By becoming a member of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, you will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenraintrees.

    The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

  • USDA stewardship cutoff is Jan. 13

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program is Jan. 13, 2012. Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • Why everyone should pursue healthy physical activity

    You may see more and more information on TV, in magazine and newspapers, and online telling you that it is important to be more physically active. 

    Have you ever wondered what all the fuss was about?  These days, our lives are filled with many things that we have to do on a daily basis.  Making time to be physically active is not always easy. 

    Here are a few reasons that may help you understand why being physically active really is important!

  • Rand previews 2012 Kentucky House session

    Early this week, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol to begin another legislative session, which in even-numbered years lasts for 60 days and runs through mid-April.

    Governor Beshear will help set the stage when he gives his State of the Commonwealth address this week and, later this month, presents his two-year budget proposal.  Redist-ricting, something done each decade to align the state’s legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court boundaries to changes in population, will also be a major issue in the session’s opening days.

  • Harris previews 2012 Kentucky Senate session

    As most of you are aware, the 2012 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly will gavel in at 12 noon January 3, 2012.  Being an even numbered year, this is considered a long session because legislators will be developing the two-year budget for the state.

  • We are built for great things

    Last month my husband and I went to Charlotte, N.C., one of our favorite cities.

    We stayed uptown — which I would call downtown, but what do I know? — right in the middle of all the tall buildings and skyscrapers.

    I have a confession to make. I love buildings. I mean, I love, l-o-v-e buildings, like chocoholics love chocolate and pie-aholics love pie. Well, maybe not that much, but I love architecture and design, Gothic arches and flying buttresses.

  • LOOKING BACK

    30 Years Ago (Jan. 7, 1982)