• Beshear announces funding to increase substance abuse treatment for women

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that Kentucky will receive up to $3 million in federal grants over three years to provide expanded substance abuse treatment for opiate-dependent pregnant and postpartum women from the Bluegrass and Cumberland regions of the state.

  • KOHS, KSP launch ‘Move Over’ campaign to protect those who protect us

    Every day on our roadways, emergency responders and public safety personnel put their lives at risk to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth. In an effort to protect those who protect us, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is joining the Kentucky State Police (KSP) to promote the message: Move Over.  It’s the Law.

     “Our vision is to create a safe transportation system for all Kentuckians,” said KOHS Executive Director Bill Bell. “That includes our men and women of law enforcement, emergency services and public safety.”

  • Local search dog teams aid in Johnson’s efforts


    Landmark News Service

    Members of Owen County’s Commonwealth Canine Search & Recovery team and the Grand Paws Search Dog Association are expected to respond to Johnson County, Ky. Thursday to aid in the search of five missing people following flooding to the area Monday.

    The five people remained missing following flash flooding that destroyed about 150 homes and damaged several hundred others.

  • Body recovered in Johnson Co. flood debris identified as man who tried to save others


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The fourth drowning victim found after recent flooding in Johnson County reportedly helped several family members to safety before being swept away while trying to rescue his grandmother.

    Searchers found the body of Scott Johnson, who went by Scott Free, on Friday night, according to authorities and a family member.

  • Crafton wins UNOH 225 after crash halts race short of the scheduled distance for trucks


    Kentucky Speedway

    Matt Crafton earned his first career Camping World Truck Series victory on Thursday at Kentucky Speedway after NASCAR stopped the UNOH 225 five laps from the scheduled finish. 

    The trucks driven by Ben Kennedy, David Gilliland and John Wes Townley were involved in a wreck that resulted in damage to the catch fence in Turn 1. Kennedy’s truck lifted off the ground, slid along the top of the SAFER barrier while hitting the fence.

  • Keselowski returns to Victory Lane with a win in the XFINITY race


    Kentucky Speedway

    Brad Keselowski sensed an opportunity approaching and pounced when it materialized as he thought it would Friday night.

    A lapped car slowed Erik Jones long enough that it allowed Keselowski to pass the 19-year-old phenom for the lead in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race and earn yet another victory at Kentucky Speedway.

  • 10-year-old dies in I-71 crash in Henry County on July 1


    Landmark News Service

    A July 1 crash on Interstate 71 involving multiple vehicles at the 36-mile marker southbound claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl from Houghton, La., according to the Kentucky State Police.

    State police identified Bailey Spreights as the victim of the 1 p.m. accident that involved three commercial vehicles and three passenger cars, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, Post 5 spokesman. Earlier reports had said nine vehicles were involved.

  • Kelly repeats as Governor’s Cup champion at Regatta


    Landmark News Service

    J. Michael Kelly in the Graham Trucking U-5 won the Indiana Governor’s Cup H1 Unlimited Hydroplane race Sunday, taking home the historic Governor’s Cup trophy for the second consecutive year.

    Kelly pulled away from second-place finisher Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Oberto/Miss Madison on the first lap of the winner-take-all championship heat. 

  • Casey County clerk wants state to issue marriage licenses online


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — The controversy over the refusal of a few county clerks in Kentucky to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples spilled over into the Capitol on Monday.

    Casey County Clerk Casey Davis, who was trying to get a meeting with Gov. Steve Beshear, told reporters that his pledge to God to uphold the law would not allow him to accommodate same-sex couples.

  • Carrollton business ‘fuels’ Grand Prix winner


    Landmark News Service

    Longtime hydroplane racing veteran Jerry Hopp carried the name of a Carrollton restaurant to victory in the championship heat of the Grand Prix West race Saturday at the Madison Regatta.