• Meth bust nets three arrests


    Landmark News Service

    Three individuals were arrested at a Milton residence on Thursday evening, Nov. 12, according to the Trimble County Sheriff’s Office.

  • St. Elizabeth, HealthPoint make offer on Owenton, Ky. hospital


    Landmark News Service

    An offer has been made by Northern Kentucky’s St. Elizabeth Healthcare and HealthPoint Family Care, Inc. to purchase Owenton’s New Horizons Medical Center and its assets, according to attorney Ruth Baxter.

    The bankruptcy court and creditors will have the final decision, Baxter said. The hospital’s bankruptcy counsel was expected to submit the offer to the counsel last week.

  • Employers will see a reduction of $105 per employee in 2015 UI taxes

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear announced that a positive balance in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Tuesday ensures Kentucky employers will see a reduction of $105 per employee in federal UI taxes.

    Employers now will not be subject to an additional credit reduction rate of 1.5 percent when they file their federal unemployment taxes in January 2016, saving a total of $165 million.

  • Governor candidates: Where they stand


    The Kentucky Enquirer

    In one week, Kentuckians will elect a new governor.

    Here’s where the candidates stand on issues important to Northern Kentucky.

    Matt Bevin (R)

    (Running mate: Jenean Hampton)

    Do you support or oppose tolls as a way to help pay for a new Ohio River bridge linking Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky? If not, how else should it be finance?

  • Fate of health coverage could rest on the outcome of the governor’s election


    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

    The fate of health coverage for about half a million Kentuckians could rest on the outcome of the Nov. 3 election for governor. Democrat Jack Conway wants to stick with the state’s embrace of federal health reform while Republican Matt Bevin does not.

  • Ky. launches education, awareness campaign on baby sleeping deaths



    Seeking to give his wife a break from their fussy newborn on that fateful night in 2010, Sam Hanke took their 3-week-old son, Charlie, and cuddled him on his chest while lying on the couch watching television.

    Hanke and the infant fell asleep, but Charlie never woke up.

    “When I woke up, he was gone,” said Hanke, a pediatric cardiologist who lives in Northern Kentucky and works at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

  • Hundreds expected to attend craft festival


    Landmark News Service

    Melvin Greene and his family have spent years building their business at craft shows across Kentucky and surrounding states. Now the family hopes to see others gain exposure through a local festival that’s expected to draw hundreds of visitors to Owen County.

    Greene’s family business, Greene’s Country Crafts, began as a small shop behind his residence about 18 years ago.

  • Veterans can get free prostate cancer screenings at state fair

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Kentucky’s male veterans should not miss the opportunity to get free prostate cancer screening at the Kentucky State Fair, which opens Thursday.

    Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, has long been a strong advocate of prostate cancer screening for all men, and particularly veterans, a news release said.

  • Fancy Farm 2015

    By Cheyene Miller

    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications


    FANCY FARM, Ky. – The political speaking at this year’s annual Fancy Farm Picnic featured the usual barbs traded between Kentucky politicians with the notable exception of the Republican candidate for governor.

    Instead, Matt Bevin bemoaned the combative nature of the events  and called for unity to solve the state’s problems.

  • Service for AT&T, other carriers restored after outage in Kentucky; cut cable blamed

     By Karla Ward

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    AT&T mobile customers and some customers of other wireless carriers were without cellphone service for hours Tuesday during an outage that affected Kentucky, Tennessee and parts of surrounding states.

    Buddy Rogers, spokesman for the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, said it was his understanding that the outage began when a fiber-optic cable was cut in Western Kentucky, near the Tennessee line.