Today's News

  • Misinformation may stop some storm survivors from registering with FEMA

    FRANKFORT, Ky.--Some  survivors of the severe storms and tornadoes that struck Kentucky Feb. 29 through March 3 may not have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance because of misconceptions or lack of accurate information.

    With the deadline to register for federal assistance less than two weeks away on May 7, it’s important that all survivors who suffered damage in the disaster register as soon as possible.

    Here are some examples of misconceptions and misinformation:

  • 1988 Carrollton bus crash victim making documentary

    Nearly a quarter-of-a-century after the bus crash on Interstate 71 changed his life forever, survivor Harold Dennis returned to Carrollton last week as part of a project to make a documentary about the tragedy.

    Dennis spoke to the Carrollton Rotary Club Wednesday at General Butler State Resort Park, talking some about his personal experiences and also about “Impact,” the movie he is producing with several others to educate people on the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • New Trimble/Henry animal shelter taking shape
  • KSP plans checkpoints

    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 April 23 - May 7, 2012.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Crash & carry
  • New motorcycle license test to begin May 1

    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) - The Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch will begin using a new rider skills test for motorcycle operator’s license applicants on May 1. Developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the new test is designed to better determine if operators possess sufficient safety skills for riding motorcycles in traffic.

  • 2 arrested after chase

    A pursuit Tuesday, April 17,on I-71 that spanned three counties ended with two subjects being apprehended by the Kentucky State Police.

    Tpr. Zack Morris responded to a call of a possible DUI on I-71 North in Henry County at approximately 11:00 p.m. After observing the vehicle, Tpr. Morris activated the lights and siren on his cruiser in order to get the vehicle to stop.

  • Pasture-based beef finishing for local markets event May 1

  • Tackling rising gas prices

    Every year gas prices tend to increase during the spring and summer months because of increasing demand. As people start to enjoy the warmer weather by enjoying travel and recreational activities, demand for gasoline increases and so does the price.

    It can be difficult to immediately change your lifestyle to adapt to higher gas prices; however, there are several ways you can reduce your expenditures on gasoline:

  • Road plan, ‘pill mill’ measures pass in 5-day special session

    FRANKFORT - The headline this session-weary Friday is: Road Plan funding, ‘pill mill’ controls pass special session in minimum 5 days.

    Of course, a good newspaper editor would make it punchier and pithier and probably a whole lot snarkier; this has not been a popular special session in the public prints or airwaves, and few if any legislators themselves were happy about having it.