• Ky. farmers working toward creating a Kentucky Cloth

    By Janet Patton

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Now that Kentucky can grow hemp again, the next step is figuring out what to do with it.

    A new project, a cooperative effort among local producers, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and a California non-profit called Fibershed, has a possible answer with its plan to blend hemp with wool and alpaca fiber, all from Kentucky farmers.

  • ‘Stakes high’ as lawmakers seek late heroin deal

    By Tom Loftus and Mike Wynn

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky legislators pledged to avoid a repeat of 2014: Amid a deadly epidemic, a major bill to fight heroin collapses on the House floor only minutes before adjournment.

    Now after months of debate, they are cutting it close.

    The 2015 General Assembly returns March 23 with two days left to address the lethal flood of heroin that is anguishing families and claiming hundreds of lives each year in Kentucky.

  • Legislative checklist: What has been accomplished, what work remains

    By John Cheves

    and Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — Two work days remain for the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly, and much is unfinished.

    Lawmakers will return March 23 and 24 to consider any vetoes issued by Gov. Steve Beshear and pass a last-minute flurry of legislation on their way out of the Capitol for another year.

  • Bridge Work | March 12, 2015

    Work resumed on the Milton-Madison Bridge this week as the construction crew modifies bearings on the pedestrian walkway. This requires raising the sidewalk slightly, approximately an inch, in some areas, according to a statement from the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

  • God’s Special Little Hearts hosts 10th annual event


    Landmark News Service

    To look at Abby Lawson today, you wouldn’t know the 9-year-old was born with a hole in her heart or suffered from a mild stroke at the age of five.

    Before becoming the healthy, happy girl she is today, Lawson endured multiple surgeries to correct the small hole in her heart, the result of a congenital heart defect she was born with.

  • Beshear: Ky. rural hospitals ‘have a positive cash flow’ but can’t prove it


    Kentucky Health News

    FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky’s rural hospitals are profitable again, thanks to his expansion of Medicaid, but he offers little evidence to support his claim, and the hospital industry disputes it.

  • Ky. state police arrest Trimble man for drugs

    A Trimble County man was arrested Feb. 13, on drug-related charges. Kentucky State Police Post 5 received an anonymous tip in reference to possible drug activity at 76 Kenlee Drive in Bedford, Ky. Upon arrival, troopers made contact with the home owner, James Singleton, 53. During the subsequent search of the residence, $15,275 in cash, approximately 2.5 pounds of marijuana, 528 pseudoephedrine tablets, items used in the cultivation of marijuana, illegal drug paraphernalia, and other narcotics were located, according to a news release.

  • “Sarge” honored with military funeral


    Henry County Local

    Harold Eugene “Sarge” Laws, 81, of Owen County received the military honors he deserved Jan. 27, after a Kentucky State Police Post 5 criminal intelligence analyst feared his eternal rest would be in a pauper’s grave.

    Laws died as a result of a Jan. 20, accident on Hwy. 227 in Carroll County, after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road, according to Ali Parham, KSP’s analyst.

  • Don’t let your vehicle send signals to thieves


    The Courier-Journal

    The telltale plume of white exhaust on a cold winter’s morning pumping from a car left to warm can be a calling card — an easy target for auto thieves.

    Police refer to the cold weather crime as “puffing,” where criminals patrol neighborhoods looking for unattended cars’ exhaust, said Sgt. Todd Brimm of the Louisville Metro Police Seventh Division.

  • Morrises are the new owners at Sugar Bay

    lf course has new owners. Former school board member David Morris and his sons, Chad and Ryan Morris, purchased Sugar Bay Golf Course on Dry Creek Road in December for $750,000.

    “We’re excited about this opportunity,” said Ryan Morris who will be in charge of the day-to-day operation of the course. “The first thing we want to create is a friendlier atmosphere that will make the time our customers spend with us more fun and rewarding.”