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Regional

  • Backyard politics: Scott stands out as other GOP gubernatorial candidates struggle to distinguish themselves during recent Oldham County debate

    By RAE HODGE

    Landmark News Service

    Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. presidency from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of LaGrange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful. 

  • Court case elevates bullying problems

    Kentucky New Era

    A case before the Kentucky Supreme Court could lead to a legal precedent that determines when school teachers and administrators have to bear responsibility for a bullied student’s suicide.

    The court heard arguments last week in a lawsuit filed by a Floyd County family whose 13-year-old son shot himself to death at home in 2007. Stephen Patton’s mother says teachers, a principal and two superintendents knew her son was bullied but did not intervene to help him.

  • AG warns of scam targetting seniors

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Aging and Independent Living is warning consumers of a reported scam targeting Kentucky’s seniors.

  • Ky. Pearl Harbor survivor honored

    By Lauren P. Duncan

    The Paducah Sun

    Livingston County resident Karl Monday has shared the story of Pearl Harbor many times since surviving the attack 73 years ago.

    Monday, 92, recounted it again during a ceremony Friday in Paducah, where U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield and Gov. Steve Beshear thanked the veteran for his service and presented him with an American flag and three citations.

  • 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

    By MOLLY HAINES

    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

    By AL CROSS

    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.