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Regional

  • 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.

  • 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

    By CHRIS BROOKE

    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

    By MATTHEW GLOWICKI

    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.”

  • 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.