• Supreme Court of Kentucky adopts Open Records Policy for court system’s administrative records

    FRANKFORT, Ky. ― The Supreme Court of Kentucky has approved an Open Records Policy that guides how the public accesses the administrative records of the state court system. The seven Supreme Court justices voted unanimously to adopt the policy, which will take effect Aug. 15, 2017.
    This is the first Open Records Policy for the Administrative Office of the Courts, the operations arm of the court system. The policy is in the form of an Administrative Procedure of the Court of Justice, which carries the weight of law under the Kentucky Constitution.

  • Bevin suggests possibility of two special sessions on public pensions and tax reform

    By Joe Sonka
    Insider Louisville
    Uncertainty grew over the weekend concerning the anticipated special legislative session tackling tax reform and Kentucky’s troubled public pension system this fall, as Gov. Matt Bevin suggested Friday that it might only cover pensions, leaving tax reform to a subsequent session.

  • Cabinet for Health and Family Services to offer wellness information at Kentucky State Fair

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Visitors to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this month can get information and expert guidance on health, wellness and family assistance programs at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) exhibit.

  • Woman accused of lighting husband on fire

    By Dean Manning
    Corbin/Whitley News Journal
    A Keavy man is in critical condition after police say his wife doused him with gasoline and set him on fire in the midst of a domestic dispute Monday night.
    Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene on Woodland Court off of Paris Karr about 8 p.m.
    However, both the husband and wife, identified as John and Vera Wooten, had left the scene as she drove him to St. Joseph –– London Hospital for treatment of what police described as severe burns over 50 percent of his body.

  • Poll: One in 12 Kentucky 10th-graders have attempted suicide

    Kentucky Press News Service
    Kentucky Health News
    A 2016 survey found that 8.2 percent of Kentucky’s high-school sophomores — about one in 12 — said they had attempted suicide at least once in the previous 12 months. That may seem high, but the national rate is even higher: 9.4 percent.
    “We need to take that seriously,” Dr. Julie Cerel, a psychologist and professor at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work and president of the American Association of Suicidology, told Kentucky Health News.

  • Kentucky State Police to conduct traffic checkpoints

    CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of August 1st through August 31st. 

  • Black hereford group moving to Bowling Green

    The American Black Hereford Association (ABHA) is moving its headquarters to Bowling Green, Ky.
    Tim Tarter, association president said, “The Board of Directors made the decision to move the office to Kentucky this past winter, and we have been working with Kentucky agricultural leaders for several month to make it happen.”

  • General Butler Lodge, pool and restaurant temporarily closed for work Aug. 14-16

    CARROLLTON, Ky. -- The lodge, restaurant and swimming pool at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will be closed Aug. 14-16.
    The temporary closure is so the service panel that provides power to the lodge can be replaced as part of the “Refreshing the Finest” initiative that is funding improvements at Kentucky State Parks.
    The park’s cottages and campground will remain open. The lodge is expected to be open for business on Aug. 17.

  • George & Beverly Rawlings Women’s Center opens at LaGrange

    La Grange, KY -- Expectant parents who deliver at Baptist Health La Grange will now do so in a newly-renovated $2.5 million George & Beverly Rawlings Women’s Center
    The new Women’s Center includes an expanded nursery, two new OB triage rooms for monitoring expectant mothers, all-private post-partum rooms and Labor/Delivery suites with updated furnishings and décor, new operating room for C-section procedures, dedicated lactation room and expanded family waiting areas.

  • Eclipse shines a light on the past

    By Stuart W. Sanders
    On August 21, Kentucky will be the epicenter of a rare total solar eclipse. From Bowling Green to Paducah, thousands of visitors will come to Kentucky to view this phenomenon.
    Nearly 150 years ago, on August 7, 1869, the Bluegrass State was the focal point of another total eclipse. Just like today, astronomers and curious travelers flocked to the state to watch the moon obscure the sun.