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Regional

  • Trimble Co. ‘Good Samaritan’ dies

    By KENNY COLSTON

    Landmark News Service

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to a drunk-driving crash in Trimble County last week.

    Nicholas Mendenhall, 29, was charged with murder, DUI and five counts of wanton endangerment, as well as theft by unlawful taking, auto, after he hit the car of a person who stopped to help his mother with a stalled vehicle.

  • Local meat processing facility will decrease travel times for farmers, boost area food movement

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Although groundbreaking ceremonies were held last week for a new regional multi-species meat processing facility for area farmers, it may be several months before Trackside Butcher Shoppe is open for business.

    Co-owners Chris Wright and John Edwards said progress on construction of the facility will depend a lot on the weather this winter.

  • McConnell, Grimes avoid firm answers on the issues

    By Brenton Ward, Cheyene Miller, Tyler Spanyer, Ben Tompkins and Megan Ingros

    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Coal, jobs, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were the major subjects of Monday night’s debate between Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • Spread the facts on breast cancer, not just in October

    The Kentucky Standard

    Your bra is not giving you breast cancer.

    Your deodorant is not giving you breast cancer.

    Coffee is not giving you breast cancer.

    Mammograms are not giving you breast cancer.

    In a large percentage of cases, your genes aren’t even giving you breast cancer.

  • Waiting shows the tough job moms face every day

    Years ago, my friend Becky in Texas excitedly announced that her son was “only” smoking pot.

    She asked, “What kind of a mom gets excited because her kid is ‘only’ smoking pot?”

    The kind of mom whose kid had been doing cocaine and other hard drugs.

  • Kentucky Connected wins award for I-71 corridor study

    By KENNY COLSTON

    Landmark News Service

    The Carroll County Fiscal Court is joining five other county governments in being honored for their participation in Kentucky Connected, a public-private partnership focusing on education, transportation and economic development in the region.

    The group received the 2014 Spirit of Kentucky award and was honored at the annual Governor’s Local Issues Conference in Louisville last week. Gov. Steve Beshear and Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder presented the award.

  • GOP vows to cut taxes, fight Medicaid expansion

    By Tom Loftus

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky House Republicans vowed Tuesday to cut taxes and fight the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare if they win a majority in the chamber in this November’s elections.

    Other priorities of the House GOP — blocked by the Democratic majority during recent sessions — will be passage of a so-called ‘Right to work’ bill and the establishment of panels of healthcare experts to review medical malpractice allegations before they go to court.

  • Mitch McConnell declines to discuss his campaign manager’s resignation

    By Bill Estep

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    SOMERSET — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declined Tuesday to discuss the resignation of his former campaign manager, Jesse Benton, who quit last week as questions swirled about his role in a federal bribery case in Iowa.

    McConnell and his camp had reportedly avoided questions about the issue over the weekend, but McConnell stopped to talk with reporters Tuesday afternoon after a speech to the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Milton Fire and Rescue earns safety award

    Milton Fire and Rescue was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013. The award was given by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. 

  • Kentucky Lottery campaign tells where money goes

    By Sheldon S. Shafer

    The Courier-Journal

    The Kentucky Lottery, for the first time, is running ads explaining that nearly all of its profits are used to support educational programs, due to a new regulation lifting a restriction on advertising where proceeds are distributed.

    Where lottery money goes is “a huge, huge question” that seems never to be sufficiently answered in the public’s mind, Kentucky Lottery spokesman Chip Polston said in an interview Monday. The question is nearly unending, he said.