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Regional

  • What’s happening at the Milton-Madison Bridge?

    · Crews continue placing deck forms and rebar on the new truss in preparation for the first concrete deck pour which is expected in the coming weeks.

    · Work is progressing on the transition spans on both sides of the river.

    · For the third consecutive year, falcons have produced eggs in the nesting box on the bridge. The eggs are expected to hatch sometime in mid-April.

    · Work continues on detailing the barge impact frames at pier three as workers keep an eye on rising river levels.

  • KSP arrests trio after Owen County robbery

    BY MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Two Carroll County residents and a third individual from Northern Kentucky have been arrested in connection with the robbery of the New Liberty branch of the First Farmers Bank and Trust.

    Todd McIntyre, 42, of Ghent, was arrested Monday afternoon at Carroll County Memorial Hospital and charged with second-degree robbery, flagrant non-support and failure to appear.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Record harvest for state’s deer season 


    By ART LANDER JR.

    Kentucky Afield Outdoors

    Kentucky deer hunters will have lots of ground venison for chili this winter, roasts to bake with onions, celery and vegetables, and back strap chops to grill during the summer.

    That’s because a record deer harvest was posted for the 2012-13 deer season, which ended with the close of archery season Jan. 21.

  • Transportation Cabinet seeks public input

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – In 2035, what will be the transportation needs for Kentucky? Will the focus be on maintaining and improving existing roadways, constructing new roads, or issues concerning other modes of transportation? Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials are asking these questions as they update the Kentucky Long Range Transportation Plan.

  • Legislation would keep Kentuckians in school until age 18

    By TOM MARTIN

    Business Lexington

    Lexington– By 2018, fewer than 10 percent of Kentucky employers will accept job applicants who lack a high school diploma. This Georgetown University forecast from the study Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 offers a clear warning to Kentucky policy makers, educators, employers, students, parents - anyone with a stake in the well-being of the commonwealth’s economy: education is essential to well-being.

  • 1988 bus crash documentary in editing phase

    By Amber Coulter

    Landmark News Service

    A documentary about the tragic bus crash in Carroll County is in the editing phase.

    Shooting for “IMPACT: After the Crash” is finished except for a few possible additional segments, and editing is about halfway finished.

    Director Jason Epperson hopes to be ready for a private showing of the documentary by the 25th anniversary of the crash on May 14, 1988, that killed 27 and injured 34.

    “I can tell that this is going to be a very powerful project,” he said.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge ‘slide’ scheduled for summer of 2013

    The much-anticipated “slide” of a new, wider Milton-Madison Bridge is scheduled to take place this summer, marking near-completion of the bridge-replacement project.

    While the event is currently expected to occur in mid-July, the schedule is dependent on weather and subject to change.

    With the help of hydraulic jacks, the new 2,427-foot-long steel truss bridge – currently sitting on temporary piers – will move along sliding girder beams to its permanent home on top of the existing piers which are being rehabbed and reused.

  • Getting hemp over the legalization hump

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    The wide level of support in Kentucky for industrial hemp has raised hopes that the commonwealth could become one of the first and biggest producers of the crop in the United States.

    First, though, the federal government would have to make it legal, and the General Assembly would need to pass legislation to regulate industrial hemp production.

    Kentucky politicians at the federal and state level think both approvals could come soon.

  • Conway seeks mortgage relief extension

    Attorney General Jack Conway has joined a national effort by state and territorial attorneys general to urge Congress to extend tax relief for consumers who’ve had mortgage debt canceled or forgiven because of financial hardship or a decline in housing values.

     Attorney General Conway was one of 42 attorneys general to sign a letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders today, urging them to extend the exclusion, which has been in effect since 2007 and will otherwise expire on Dec. 31.

  • Edelen finds $2.7 billion ‘ghost government;’ creates online database of taxing districts

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – State Auditor Adan Edelen Wednesday unveiled a public database and accompanying report that show special taxing districts generate $2.7 billion a year - a situation Edelen is calling Kentucky’s “ghost government.”