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Today's News

  • Milton utility employees in spruce up campaign

    A tour of the Milton Water and Sewer Company’s various properties on Friday revealed the fruit of many months of labor on the part of city employees effecting improvements in both equipment and appearance.

    “We’re trying to get it back up to its original state,” Mark Bates, Milton Water and Sewer Field Coordinator, said. “The sewer system is approximately 30 years old. You can imagine 30 years of use, normal wear and tear. It didn’t get that way overnight.

  • Underpinning for new access
  • Kentucky Military History Museum to undergo renovations

    July 28, 2012, will be the last day the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal will be open to the public this year before undergoing its final phase of renovations. It will reopen in March 2013.

    The Kentucky Military History Museum is operated jointly by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs.
    The Kentucky Military History Museum reopened to great fanfare on Veterans Day 2011 after interior phases of renovation were completed.

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  • ‘Click It or Ticket’ cites over 19,000 unrestrained motorists

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - This year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement effort, coordinated by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, resulted in citations to 19,594 motorists for not buckling up.

    The annual campaign, supported by more than 220 state and local law enforcement agencies, was held May 21-June 3.

  • ‘Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass’ aims to decrease fatalities

    FRANKFORT, Ky. -  In an effort to raise awareness of traffic safety laws and encourage safe driving habits, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has been partnering with state and local law enforcement on the “Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass” campaign throughout July.

    “We are concerned with our current highway fatality numbers,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock. “The year started with a reduction, but beginning in May, our fatalities began a dramatic increase.”

  • Trimble’s Taylor Ball among mining interns at work in Nevada

    Bedford resident Taylor Ball is among a number of hard-working Newmont Mining Corporation interns who recently helped the Elko, Nevada Lions Club prepare for the arrival of several dozen young people attending this year’s Camp Dat-So-La-Lee, an annual summer camp created by the Lions Club for the benefit of residents throughout the northeast Nevada region.

  • Kentucky’s birthday unnoticed

    There wasn’t a birthday cake or a lot of fanfare, but Kentucky hit a major milestone earlier this summer when it celebrated its 220th birthday.

    Over the years, the commonwealth has been blessed to have quite a few of its citizens make a sizeable mark on the country and even the world.  Daniel Boone, President Abraham Lincoln and Henry Clay are arguably the most famous, and others readily known include Colonel Sanders, the Clooney family and Muhammad Ali.

  • Legislative committees active

    This has been a full week in Frankfort. I had three major meetings with the Transportation Committee that I chair, the Joint Committee on Labor and Industry, and the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Tourism.

  • Carroll couple arrested in connection with thefts

    A couple suspected in thefts from seven businesses in recent months has been arrested and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.
    Nathan C. Seaward, 27, and Candida M. Blanton, 33, a homeless couple living in a van at the end of Lock Road were arrested July 16, 2012 by Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Clay Cable and Carrollton Police Sgt. Rick Jackson.