• General Assembly wraps up busy first week of 2015

    FRANKFORT – Though regular sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly are yearly events, in many ways each one signals a fresh start.

     That was clear this week as the 2015 legislative session convened with numerous new faces in both the House and Senate. The larger-than-usual freshmen class includes six new senators (two of whom previously served in the House) and 11 new House members (one of whom previously served in that chamber.)

  • Conway: Governor race winnable for Louisvillian

    By Joseph Gert

    The Courier-Journal

    Attorney General Jack Conway insisted Jan. 12, that he can break with tradition in Kentucky and win the governorship despite the fact that he is from Louisville, a city that has never sent one of its natives to the Governor’s Mansion.

  • Shop with a Trooper’ helps 38 local children

    State Troopers recently spent the day with children from the counties of Henry, Trimble, Carroll, and Owen during Post 5’s annual ‘Shop with a Trooper’ program over the weekend.  KSP’s ‘Shop with a Trooper’ program is an initiative providing Troopers an opportunity to impact the lives of children in need during holiday season, while providing children a chance to have positive interaction with State Troopers.

  • State encouraging residents to get flu shots

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get a flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 7-13, to reduce the spread of illness.

  • Kentucky Speedway death exposes gap in the law

    By Kimball Perry
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Behind the wheel of a souped-up speed monster, Stephen Cox roared down the pavement when his car slammed into a concrete wall at Kentucky Speedway, injuring the 30-year-old so badly that he died a week later.

  • State Rep. Ryan Quarles announces for State Ag Commissioner race

    Kentucky Press News Service


    State Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, announced Monday, Dec. 1, that he will seek the Republican nomination for Kentucky agriculture commissioner in next May’s primary election

  • Kentucky Hospital Association steps up involvement in Smoke-free Kentucky

    The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) has supported Smoke-free Kentucky for years, but with skyrocketing health care costs, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Kentucky remaining at the top of the list in most chronic disease categories, KHA is strengthening its support. 

    KHA will host a news conference to outline its increased support at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Kentucky Hospital Association, 2501 Nelson Miller Parkway, Louisville, KY  40223.

  • Kentucky heroin legislation could get complicated

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – State lawmakers are drawing closer to the 2015 General Assembly without a clear path to fight heroin abuse, even as the drug continues to claim hundreds of lives across Kentucky.

  • AG Conway warn of seasonal scams, identity theft

    Kentucky Press News Service


    With the holiday shopping season underway, Attorney General Jack Conway is urging Kentucky consumers to be vigilant of seasonal scams and identity theft. Millions of consumers turn to their smart phones, tablets and computers for their holiday shopping needs, which has cybercriminals and hackers working overtime to exploit unsuspecting shoppers for their credit card and financial information.

  • Panthers defeat Raiders with last-second score


    Landmark News Service

    Carroll County put a damper on Trimble County’s Homecoming night, winning on a last-second quarterback sneak by junior Cameron Rose to win the game, 34-30.

    Carroll County’s defensive line held strong against host Trimble County to force the Raiders to give up the ball on downs on their last possession of the game. Trailing 30-28, the Panthers used the final two minutes of the game to drive into scoring position and win the game.