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  • Ash borer wiping out Kentucky trees

    By James Bruggers

    The Courier-Journal

    Five years after the emerald ash borer arrived in Kentucky from the north where it killed more than 25 million trees, the full force of this Asian invader is being felt across the Bluegrass.

    From Lexington to Louisville and north to Cincinnati, ash trees are being wiped out from rural landscapes, parks, leafy subdivisions and urban corridors.

  • More than 100 new laws now in effect

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — More than 100 new laws approved during Kentucky’s 2014 General Assembly go into effect July 15, changing how the state deals with everything from acupuncture to voyeurism.

    Some of the new laws already are in effect because they contained an “emergency” clause. An example is Senate Bill 124, which allows physicians at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville to provide oil derived from marijuana and hemp to help people who suffer from certain severe seizures.

  • Oberto/Miss Madison mishap leads to Shane’s Regatta win

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    J. Michael Kelly took advantage of a rare miscue by rival Jimmy Shane to claim the spoils in 2014 Indiana Governor’s Cup Race Sunday at Madison.

  • Campaigns for U.S. Senate and governor collide in Kentucky

    By Sam Youngman

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    As Robert Duvall says in Days of Thunder, “rubbin’, son, is racing.”

    So even though two drivers might be on the same racing team, it’s still every driver for himself, and herself, when the flag drops.

    That’s also the case in Kentucky politics these days, as Democrats trade paint with other Democrats, and Republicans risk a potential two-year pile-up.

  • State Police hike Grand Canyon to raise funds for Trooper Memorial
  • Free quarterly legal update offered

    The Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management is hosting a free quarterly legal update from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at DBL Law, located at 207 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, Ky., 41017. The topic will be the liability of the untrained manager.

    The guest speaker is Kelly A. Schoening, an attorney for DBL Law, who represents private and public employers in all facets of employment law.

  • Medicaid eligibility creates issue for some seniors

    By Andrea Moore

    Paducah Sun

    Baby boomers are now facing their golden years and, according to some attorneys, many are worried about how their estates will affect their Medicaid eligibility and long-term care.

    Joe Harvey Kimmel, a Paducah attorney, has seen a significant increase in the need for elder law services, specifically relating to Medicaid and Veterans Affairs long-term care planning.

    “It can be devastating when someone needing treatment at a long-term care facility is disqualified from receiving Medicaid,” Kimmel said.

  • Keselowski wins QS400 for second time in three years

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark Community News Service

    Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski wrapped up a competitive three-race weekend at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta with his second Quaker State 400 victory in three years, leading 199 of the 267 laps en route to the win. Keselowski placed fifth in Thursday’s UNOH 225 Truck race behind winner Kyle Busch and second in Friday’s Natiowide race won by Kevin Harvick.

  • Readers at the Speedway
  • Free Owensboro trolley service begins this week

    By Steve Vied

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Owensboro’s new, free downtown trolley service kicks off Tuesday, with members of the City Commission boarding the trolley at 4 p.m. for the inaugural loop along Second and Third streets between Crittenden and Walnut streets.

    The City Commission will board the trolley at City Hall and tour the downtown route.

    The trolley will continue to run until 10 p.m. Tuesday.