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Regional

  • State Police hike Grand Canyon to raise funds for Trooper Memorial
  • Free quarterly legal update offered

    The Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management is hosting a free quarterly legal update from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at DBL Law, located at 207 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, Ky., 41017. The topic will be the liability of the untrained manager.

    The guest speaker is Kelly A. Schoening, an attorney for DBL Law, who represents private and public employers in all facets of employment law.

  • Medicaid eligibility creates issue for some seniors

    By Andrea Moore

    Paducah Sun

    Baby boomers are now facing their golden years and, according to some attorneys, many are worried about how their estates will affect their Medicaid eligibility and long-term care.

    Joe Harvey Kimmel, a Paducah attorney, has seen a significant increase in the need for elder law services, specifically relating to Medicaid and Veterans Affairs long-term care planning.

    “It can be devastating when someone needing treatment at a long-term care facility is disqualified from receiving Medicaid,” Kimmel said.

  • Keselowski wins QS400 for second time in three years

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark Community News Service

    Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski wrapped up a competitive three-race weekend at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta with his second Quaker State 400 victory in three years, leading 199 of the 267 laps en route to the win. Keselowski placed fifth in Thursday’s UNOH 225 Truck race behind winner Kyle Busch and second in Friday’s Natiowide race won by Kevin Harvick.

  • Readers at the Speedway
  • Free Owensboro trolley service begins this week

    By Steve Vied

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Owensboro’s new, free downtown trolley service kicks off Tuesday, with members of the City Commission boarding the trolley at 4 p.m. for the inaugural loop along Second and Third streets between Crittenden and Walnut streets.

    The City Commission will board the trolley at City Hall and tour the downtown route.

    The trolley will continue to run until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Race weekend winners
  • Kentucky Speedway owner hopes he’s won fans back

    By Tom Groeschen

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Speedway is entering its 15th season of auto racing, but track owner Bruton Smith said the facility remains far from a finished product.

    NASCAR returns to Kentucky this week with a tripleheader featuring Camping World Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races, capped by the Quaker State 400 Cup race Saturday. With all that, Smith still has a wish list that includes:

    - An airport near the track;

    - More lanes on nearby I-71 to handle traffic;

  • Keeneland promises ‘unique’ Breeders’ Cup

    By Alicia Wincze Hughes

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The pulse of Kentucky’s signature industry serves as the soundtrack for Keeneland Race Course.
    During the early 1980s, those who help drive that heartbeat conceived of a year-end event worthy of the racehorses that define the Bluegrass to much of the outside world.

  • National survey shows Kentucky is the most improved state in supporting entrepreneurs

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration has placed an emphasis on supporting Kentucky’s small businesses.

    A new national survey indicates those efforts are paying off.
    Thumbtack.com, in conjunction with the Kauffman Foundation, has given the state an “A” rating in its annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. Kentucky scored a “B-minus” last year, making the Bluegrass the most improved state in the small business survey.