• Acreage reporting dates upcoming

    In order to comply with Farm Service Agency program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Carrollton office to file an accurate crop certification report for 2017 by the applicable deadline.

    The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for the Carrollton Office:

    Nov. 15, 2016 - Grass certifications. (Ex: alfalfa, mixed hay and mixed pasture)

    Dec. 15, 2016 - Small grains including wheat, oats, barley

    Jan. 2, 2017 - Honey

    Jan. 15, 2017 - Peaches and canola

  • Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton recognized

    FRANKFORT - Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton was awarded the 2016 Role Model of the Year by the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of the Bluegrass on Friday at their 11th Annual Recognition Awards Luncheon.

    Each year the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of the Bluegrass asks their students to vote on one male and one female role model of the year. The students selected Lt. Gov. Hampton as one of their 2016 Role Models of the Year.

    Hampton was introduced by her relations manager, Cody Patterson, before he presented her the 2016 Role Model of the Year award.

  • A day after debate, McConnell refuses to say Trump’s name


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    DANVILLE - A day after the second presidential debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had nothing to say about Donald Trump.

  • Walkers take to the streets Sept. 17, to fight suicide

    Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. More than 400 people from throughout Madison are expected to participate in the second annual Madison Out of the Darkness Community Walk hosted by the Indiana Chapter at 9 a.m. Sept. 17, at Bicentennial Park.

    This fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s local and national education and advocacy programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual rate of suicide 20 percent by 2025.

  • Benefit to be held Sept. 24, at Trimble


    Landmark News Service

    Family and friends are throwing a benefit for Robert Brierly of Henry County, due to his living situation and continuing health issues, according to information from Jennifer Allgeier.

    Brierly lost his home after the death of his wife a few years ago, and he lived in a daughter’s basement until she sold her home, Allgeier said. For a little while after that, he lived in a camper.

  • Kentucky’s Open Records Law: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Open Government


    KPA Past President

    Government watchdogs are celebrating this month the 40th anniversary of the Kentucky Open Records Act. It has withstood the test of time as an indispensable tool for a variety of individuals and interest groups seeking to hold public officials accountable.

  • Get prepared before an emergency strikes

    No time is a good one for a natural disaster to strike. Emergencies don’t always announce themselves first and are often unexpected, leaving many of the victims in their wake stunned and without some of the most basic resources.

  • USDA announces the availability of additional farm loan funding

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini Sept. 2, announced that additional funding will be made available to assist more than 1,900 approved applicants who are awaiting farm operating loans. The funds, which were reprogrammed by FSA with the approval of Congress, will leverage up to $185 million in additional lending for direct and guaranteed farm operation loans and will allow the agency to address up to 30 percent of its projected shortfall of funds until the next federal fiscal year resumes on Oct. 1.

  • Paul, Gray appear (separately) at Kentucky Farm Bureau forum


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    LOUISVILLE - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and his Democratic challenger, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, answered questions from the Kentucky Farm Bureau about farm policy on Thursday, but not at the same time.

    It’s only the third time both candidates for an office have not appeared at the same time at the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Meet the Candidates” forum, according to Bureau President Mark Haney.

  • Gov. Bevin hails U.S. district judge’s bathroom ruling


    The Courier-Journal

    Gov. Matt Bevin’s office on Monday praised a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block President Barack Obama’s administration from enforcing its guidelines on transgender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, although civil rights groups criticized the ruling.