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  • McCurdy challenges for 20th District Senate seat

    Todd Martin

    Landmark News Service

    Gary “Tony” McCurdy says he’s tired of Kentucky’s lawmakers looking at the small picture and wants to see a more proactive approach.

    That led him to run against Ben Chandler in the 6th District U.S. Congress race in 2008.

    “There wasn’t a Republican running against him, and I knew he could be beaten,” he said. “So I decided to run.”

  • Hornback seeking four more years in Frankfort

    Todd Martin

    Landmark News Service

    Paul Hornback has spent the past four years figuring out how to work around and fix inefficiencies in Frankfort, and he said he believes he’s just getting started.

    That’s why the Republican incumbent has filed for a second term as the state senator for District 20, which includes Shelby, Henry, Carroll and Trimble counties along with a small portion of the east end of Jefferson County.

  • Bridge reopened – at last
  • Beshear signs bill banning sale of e-cigarettes to kids

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Calling the measure a big win for efforts to reduce tobacco use in the state and particularly among young people, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 109 into law, banning the sale of all types of e-cigarettes to minors.

    The governor had specifically urged legislators to pass the bill during his State of the Commonwealth in January, and identified the effort as a key part of his legislative agenda.

  • Bridge slide complete; reopen Thursday

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Area motorists were anxious to get back into the normal routine of traversing the Milton-Madison Bridge after the massive structure was moved into place last week.

    The record-breaking 55-foot slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers was completed on Thursday afternoon, April 10.

    The bridge will reopen to traffic at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 17, weather permitting, according to a Wednesday news release.

  • Officials ID deputy, deceased suspect in Gallatin shooting

    By Sheila McLaughlin

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky State Police detectives are investigating a police-involved shooting Saturday that left a man dead in rural northern Gallatin County.

    Gallatin County Deputy Edwin Caldwell was dispatched to Hwy. 16 on report of an intoxicated person around 5 p.m. Calwdell was approached by 41-year-old Gary Burdine, who pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the deputy.

    Caldwell then shot Burdine, who died at the scene.

  • Grimes’ $2.7M haul called record for race

    By James R. Carroll

    The Courier-Journal

    Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes reported raising $2.7 million in the first three months of the year for her Senate race — $300,000 more than the incumbent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    The Grimes campaign released its figures Tuesday, one day after McConnell, R-Ky., reportedraising $2.4 million and his GOP challenger, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, reported his best quarter with $1.1 million in contributions.

  • State climatologist offers perspective on weather

    Kentucky Press

    News Service

    BOWLING GREEN – State Climatologist Stuart Foster offered perspectives on weather and climate in Kentucky at an April 9 meeting in Frankfort.

    Foster’s presentation was part of “Nature’s Call to Action II,” a conference co-sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky division of the Federal Highway Administration.

  • Miton-Madison Bridge slide continues

    The slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge resumed this morning after modifications were made overnight to better deal with windy conditions. Yesterday, the bridge slid 16 feet laterally before it was stopped due to winds over the Ohio River, according to a Milton-Madison Bridge Project news release. Broadcast quality time-lapse video of yesterday’s slide can be viewed at www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/news-center.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge slide finally begins

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    The new Milton-Madison Bridge was scheduled to be moved into place Wednesday, April 9.

    The slide of the structure, said to be the largestbridge slide of its type in North America, occurred after this week’s edition of The News-Democrat went to press. However, updates, photos and a time-lapse video will be posted on our website at www.mycarrollnews. com when they become available.