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Regional

  • Agencies line up 80 exhibitors for annual Senior Expo at Newport on the Levee

    The Northern Kentucky Senior Expo 2014 will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, at Newport on the Levee (Gallery area), in Newport, Ky.
    Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, this is the 20th year for the Senior Expo.
    Health screenings, information sharing, door prizes and giveaways will take place at more than 80 exhibitor areas.
    The St. Elizabeth Mobile Mammography and St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Units will also be available.

  • Cable merger may affect local customers

    By Joy Campbell

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Kentucky’s Time Warner Cable customers likely will become part of Charter Communications if or when the merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast is completed.

    Comcast is planning to divest certain subscribers to Charter Communications, and Kentucky will be part of that, a TWC spokesperson confirmed Monday.

    The $45.2 billion deal is still going through the review process to gain local, state and federal regulatory approvals, said Michael Pedelty, Time Warner Cable spokesperson.

  • State police investigating theft attempts, including in Carroll County

    Kentucky State Police are investigating five known instances of attempted theft from convenience stores and gas stations in a three county area.
    Three of the alleged attempts were in Carroll County, while KSP reports one each in Trimble and Owen counties, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
    In each occurrence, police say an unknown male either calls the store or enters the store in person requesting information from the clerks about the store’s owners and/or managers.  

  • Battle brewing over Sunday sales in Owen

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Curtis Sigretto, the owner of Kentucky’s largest winery, said his business could be in jeopardy if a move for Sunday sales fails to gain support from the Owen County Fiscal Court. Representatives from Elk Creek Winery were expected to go before the fiscal court Tuesday to ask its members to consider adopting an ordinance that would allow the winery to be open on Sundays.

  • Meetings rescheduled in Grant, Owen on proposal to lift boat motor restrictions

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Two public meetings have been rescheduled on a proposal to lift boat motor restrictions at small department-owned lakes in Grant and Owen counties.
    Affected lakes, new dates and meeting locations include:
     
    Elmer Davis Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Monday, July 28, Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Hwy, Owenton.
    Corinth Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Tuesday, Aug. 5, Corinth Community Center, 315 Owenton Road, Corinth.
     

  • A decade later, child well-being up slightly

    By Margarita Cambest
    Kentucky New Era

    A study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates ranks Kentucky 35th in the nation for overall child well-being.
    Using data from 2005 to 2012, researchers examined four main domains: economic well-being, family and well-being, health and education. They looked at recent trends to determine how children fared prior to the economic crisis compared to how they are doing now, according to a news release.

  • Investigation ongoing in Milton murder-suicide case

    By Dave Taylor
    Landmark News Service
    Two Milton residents are dead and another remains hospitalized after what investigators are calling “an apparent murder-suicide” that occurred early Sunday morning in a residential neighborhood behind the Midway Stop-N-Go about halfway between Milton and Bedford.
    Carlin Sarah Davis, 16, has been identified by the Stratton-Karstetter Funeral Home in Versailles, Ind., as one of the fatalities. Niki Davis, 33, is recovering in a Louisville hospital from gunshot wounds.

  • 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.