• 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.

  • Local meat processing facility will decrease travel times for farmers, boost area food movement


    Landmark News Service

    Although groundbreaking ceremonies were held last week for a new regional multi-species meat processing facility for area farmers, it may be several months before Trackside Butcher Shoppe is open for business.

    Co-owners Chris Wright and John Edwards said progress on construction of the facility will depend a lot on the weather this winter.

  • Trimble Co. ‘Good Samaritan’ dies


    Landmark News Service

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to a drunk-driving crash in Trimble County last week.

    Nicholas Mendenhall, 29, was charged with murder, DUI and five counts of wanton endangerment, as well as theft by unlawful taking, auto, after he hit the car of a person who stopped to help his mother with a stalled vehicle.

  • McConnell, Grimes avoid firm answers on the issues

    By Brenton Ward, Cheyene Miller, Tyler Spanyer, Ben Tompkins and Megan Ingros

    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Coal, jobs, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were the major subjects of Monday night’s debate between Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • Spread the facts on breast cancer, not just in October

    The Kentucky Standard

    Your bra is not giving you breast cancer.

    Your deodorant is not giving you breast cancer.

    Coffee is not giving you breast cancer.

    Mammograms are not giving you breast cancer.

    In a large percentage of cases, your genes aren’t even giving you breast cancer.

  • Waiting shows the tough job moms face every day

    Years ago, my friend Becky in Texas excitedly announced that her son was “only” smoking pot.

    She asked, “What kind of a mom gets excited because her kid is ‘only’ smoking pot?”

    The kind of mom whose kid had been doing cocaine and other hard drugs.

  • Kentucky Connected wins award for I-71 corridor study


    Landmark News Service

    The Carroll County Fiscal Court is joining five other county governments in being honored for their participation in Kentucky Connected, a public-private partnership focusing on education, transportation and economic development in the region.

    The group received the 2014 Spirit of Kentucky award and was honored at the annual Governor’s Local Issues Conference in Louisville last week. Gov. Steve Beshear and Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder presented the award.