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Regional

  • Baseball fundraiser for TCHS student waiting for double lung transplant

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Today’s game between the Carroll County Panthers and Trimble County Raiders at Trimble’s new athletic complex is a special fundraising event for a Trimble student who is on a waiting list for a double lung transplant. The game starts at 5 p.m.

    The Christopher Goodin Celebration will honor the 16-year-old and help contribute toward family expenses not covered by insurance, according to Trimble County head coach Frank Ragland.

  • Kentucky has variety of specialty license plates

    By Scott Sloan

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    If it seems as if you see a lot of variety in Kentucky’s license plates, it’s because you do.

    Beyond the standard “Unbridled Spirit” and “In God We Trust” plates, Kentucky offers dozen of other license plates promoting everything from military service and a love of nature to coal and chiropractors.

    But what’s the most popular? The Herald-Leader asked the state Transportation Cabinet, which offered these statistics on the 3.79 million license plates on the road.

  • Uncommonwealth: State treasurer’s office might have a surprise for you

    By Cheryl Truman

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    It’s impossible to argue against the virtues of free money.

    This is an Uncommonwealth about uncommon wealth — the kind waiting for you and me at the Kentucky state treasurer’s office.

    Simply take yourself to the state treasurer’s unclaimed property website, type in your name and — voilà! — there might be money or property waiting for you.

  • Don’t Be Scammed

    Nowadays, everyone is a potential target for scam artists trying to separate well-meaning people from their hard-earned savings.

    But in Trimble County and the surrounding area, the elderly still seem to be prime targets, and Sheriff Tim Coons is hoping to get the word out to prevent local residents from falling victim to scammers.

    The most recent scam involves a young male calling the home of an elderly person or couple and claiming to be a grandson.

  • Rand Paul’s popularity spurs hope and debate in Kentucky

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Republicans have enjoyed the national attention U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has garnered in the past month.

    With just eight electoral votes, Kentucky doesn’t often get mentioned in presidential politics.

    But Paul, R-Ky., has elevated his profile in the past month and generated growing interest in his possible run for the White House in 2016.

  • KSP arrests man for manufacturing meth

    A Trimble County man has been arrested after state police discovered a meth lab in his home at 71 Latta Road in Bedford. 

    Kentucky State Police troopers went to the home Tuesday, March 5, after receiving information about possible drug activity at the residence, according to a news release. After receiving permission to search the home, an active meth lab allegedly was discovered cooking in the back bedroom, according to police.

  • 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.