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  • State encouraging residents to get flu shots

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get a flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 7-13, to reduce the spread of illness.

  • Kentucky Speedway death exposes gap in the law

    By Kimball Perry
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Behind the wheel of a souped-up speed monster, Stephen Cox roared down the pavement when his car slammed into a concrete wall at Kentucky Speedway, injuring the 30-year-old so badly that he died a week later.

  • State Rep. Ryan Quarles announces for State Ag Commissioner race

    Kentucky Press News Service

     

    State Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, announced Monday, Dec. 1, that he will seek the Republican nomination for Kentucky agriculture commissioner in next May’s primary election

  • Kentucky Hospital Association steps up involvement in Smoke-free Kentucky

    The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) has supported Smoke-free Kentucky for years, but with skyrocketing health care costs, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Kentucky remaining at the top of the list in most chronic disease categories, KHA is strengthening its support. 

    KHA will host a news conference to outline its increased support at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Kentucky Hospital Association, 2501 Nelson Miller Parkway, Louisville, KY  40223.

  • Kentucky heroin legislation could get complicated

    By MIKE WYNN
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – State lawmakers are drawing closer to the 2015 General Assembly without a clear path to fight heroin abuse, even as the drug continues to claim hundreds of lives across Kentucky.

  • AG Conway warn of seasonal scams, identity theft

    Kentucky Press News Service

     

    With the holiday shopping season underway, Attorney General Jack Conway is urging Kentucky consumers to be vigilant of seasonal scams and identity theft. Millions of consumers turn to their smart phones, tablets and computers for their holiday shopping needs, which has cybercriminals and hackers working overtime to exploit unsuspecting shoppers for their credit card and financial information.

  • Panthers defeat Raiders with last-second score

    By TODD POLLOCK

    Landmark News Service

    Carroll County put a damper on Trimble County’s Homecoming night, winning on a last-second quarterback sneak by junior Cameron Rose to win the game, 34-30.

    Carroll County’s defensive line held strong against host Trimble County to force the Raiders to give up the ball on downs on their last possession of the game. Trailing 30-28, the Panthers used the final two minutes of the game to drive into scoring position and win the game.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.