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Regional

  • Jeffrey shares message on PTS for veterans, their families

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    Mike Jeffrey has one foot in America and the other in Iraq — and never knows which is bearing more weight.

    Jeffrey, a Rineyville resident, spoke to about 85 people at the seventh annual Veterans’ Recognition Event at the John W. Black Community Center Aug. 9.

    This year the event focused on post-traumatic stress, a chronic condition that affects anyone who has suffered a traumatic event, including civilians.

  • KentuckyOne Health cancels contract with Medicaid provider Coventry Cares

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

     Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky’s largest health care system on Thursday said it is terminating contracts at all its facilities with Medicaid managed care provider Coventry Cares.

  • Kentucky’s deer season to open Sept. 1

    When Kentucky’s 2012-2013 deer season opens with the beginning of archery hunting Sat., Sept. 1, there will be plenty of reasons for hunters to be optimistic.

    Last deer season was arguably the state’s best ever.

    Kentucky hunters also posted the fourth best overall harvest with 119,656 deer, the highest total since the 2008-09 season. In 96 of Kentucky’s 120 counties, hunters bagged more deer than in the 2010-2011 deer season.

  • Powell takes reins as Trimble judge

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    BEDFORD, Ky. – Jerry Powell, who has served as Trimble County clerk for nearly 23 years, was sworn in Friday, Aug. 24, as the county’s judge-executive by Chief Circuit Court Judge Karen A. Conrad.

    A 1965 Trimble County High School graduate and former employee of  Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank, Powell replaces Randy Stevens, who resigned his position Aug. 15 to take the job of executive director of the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts in Frankfort.

  • Ride Richwood Railroad and help the NKY Children’s Advocacy Ctr.

    On Sept. 22, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., families can enjoy a ride on the Richwood Tahoe Railroad while helping abused children. The half-scale steam locomotive will be open from 9:00 to 12:30 for the third annual event. In addition to the train ride, there will be food and child-centered games to enjoy, along with the magic of Chuck Arkin. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for families (2 adults, 2 children), and can be purchased in advance or at the event.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau seeks nominations to ’12-13 LEAD program

    Recruitment for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s next group of participants in the two-year  Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development  program, or LEAD, is under way.

    Deadline to apply is Oct. 26.

    Up to 15 individuals will be selected for this intensive learning experience, intended to equip the next generation of agricultural leaders with the tools to manage tomorrow’s challenges.

  • Rand, Broecker discuss issues

    By BRAD BOWMAN

    Landmark News Service

    NEW CASTLE, Ky. – When it comes to two key policy issues facing farmers, the candidates for the 47th House District agree: Nothing should change.

    Incumbent Rep. Rick Rand, Democrat of Bedford, and Republican T.K Broecker of La Grange faced questions from chairmen of the Henry, Oldham and Trimble Kentucky Farm Bureau boards.

  • KSP offers school-bus safety tips everyone should know

    Summer break is over for thousands of Kentucky students as they headed back to school last week. For many children, getting to and from school will take place on a school bus. 

    Unfortunately, every year children are injured and even killed in school bus-related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 1,627 school bus-related crashes resulting in 506 injuries and five deaths.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Trooper Michael Webb urges motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

  • Two-vehicle crash in Trimble County kills motorcyclist Aug. 10

    A motorcyclist was killed Aug. 10 in a crash on Hwy. 42 in Trimble County.

    Dispatchers at Kentucky State Police Post 5 received a call at 7:28 p.m. of a crash between a motorcyle and a truck. Preliminary investigation shows Mark Rexroat, 43, of Bedford was traveling east on Hwy. 42 on his motorcycle. Perry Cook, 49, of Bedford was traveling west on Hwy. 42 in a truck, according to the KSP release.

  • Vietnam Veterans celebration in Clay City, Ky. Aug. 18-19