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Regional

  • Carroll native, author remembers ‘Growin’ Up Kentucky’ in new book

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK

    Landmark News Service

    We live in disposable days: get it, use it, throw it away. With eyes glued to screens all day, we fail to see life as it is and was, beyond the digital world. We miss meaningful lessons others may leave behind. Unseen, these bits of history disappear without a trace.

    Area native Eva Johnson Allen, 60, made certain her heritage won’t fade away.

  • KSP gives tips for keeping ‘ghosts, goblins’ safe during Trick-or-Treat

    Halloween. It’s time for candy, costumes and trick-or-treating. With many festivities planned, the Kentucky State Police encourages parents to review safety tips with their little “goblins.”

    Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, KSP spokesman, said the agency wants children to have a fun and safe trick-or-treat experience.

  • Trimble County Alumni banquet

  • Supplee honorary starter at Kentucky 300

    SPARTA, Ky. – Retired military working dog Sgt. Beyco and ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven will join singer/songwriters MacKenzie Morgan and Ryan Broshear during prerace ceremonies on Kentucky Speedway’s Sept. 21-22 NASCAR doubleheader weekend. 

    Sgt. Beyco will join retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Jimmy Supplee and Morgan on the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300 prerace stage on Saturday. 

  • One dead in apparent murder

    (Smithfield, KY) – Detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 5 are continuing their investigation into an apparent murder in Henry County.

    KSP Post 5 Dispatch received a call of a shooting occurring at 7634 Ballardsville Road in Smithfield, Ky. at 3:19 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. When troopers arrived on scene, they discovered that Joseph Bibelhauser, 61, had been shot in the head as a result of a property dispute with the alleged perpetrator, according to a KSP news release. Bibelhauser was later pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Madison, Ind. opens private homes for tour Oct. 12-14

    MADISON, Ind. - Tri Kappa Sorority’s biennial Tour of Homes is set for Oct. 12-14, offering individuals the opportunity to tour eight private homes and historic buildings not ordinarily open for public viewing. Hosts will guide individuals through the homes, detailing items of interest and the history of each home. Included on the tour this year are homes of various architectural styles.  All proceeds from the tour are used for local scholarships and other philanthropic projects.

  • 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.