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  • Ethics watchdog group calls Kentucky governor ‘a clown’

    From The State Journal

    A recent report by a Washington watchdog group has listed Gov. Steve Beshear among the worst governors in the United States and categorized him as a clown.

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C., released the report earlier this week, assessing U.S. governors on corruption, transparency, partisan politics, pressuring public officials, cronyism, self-enrichment, scandal and mismanagement.

    Beshear ranked seventh on the list for his involvement in the coal industry.

  • KU offers tips to help beat the heat, save energy in sustained heat waves

    As temperatures continue to rise across the Commonwealth, so can customers’ energy use.

    Although Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric Company’s power system continues to successfully meet customers’ increased energy demand, the companies encourage customers to take simple energy efficiency steps to help lower energy consumption during a heat wave.

  • Open testing set for Kentucky Speedway

    The Sept. 20 ZLOOP 150 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event will mark the tour’s 20th Kentucky Speedway appearance since making its debut on the venue’s 1.5-mile tri-oval in 2000.

    The series will prepare for its Bluegrass State return — it’s been since 2009 — with an open test Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with an hour break for lunch at noon. Media are welcome to attend the session.

  • Farm bill amendment will allow hemp research

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    Agriculture officials say they are pleased with newly passed legislation that will allow colleges and universities to grow hemp for research purposes in states where hemp production is allowed by state law.

    The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

  • State Treasurer warns public to be aware of treasure scammers

    State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is informing the public that several business firms are using the “Freedom of Information Act” to obtain unclaimed property owner information in order to “sell” individuals an unclaimed property search. 

  • High river level, current pushes back first demo of Milton-Madison Bridge

    Due to predicted high water levels and a swift current on the Ohio River, demolition of the first section of the old Milton-Madison Bridge has been moved to next week. The blast of the 700-foot span is now scheduled for 9 a.m., Monday, July 22.

    The blast originally was scheduled for Wednesday, July 17. The demolition process will be dependent upon weather and river conditions.

  • Trimble man arrested after attempting to a extort lung transplant patient

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    A Trimble County man was arrested after he allegedly threatened the life of Christopher Goodin and attempted to extort money from Goodin’s family.

    Goodin, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, is hospitalized in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington where he is on a waiting list for a lung transplant.

    Robbie Price, 21, of Milton, was arrested Sunday, June 30 in the parking lot of the Dollar Store in Milton, Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said.

  • King’s Daughters’ physicians return to Clifty Drive Medical Building July 22

     King’s Daughters’ Health physicians Dr. Phillip Ross, Dr. Alan Culbreth, and Dr. Larry Williams will return to the Clifty Drive Medical Building on Monday, July 22. 

    The three physicians are currently seeing patients at the Downtown Medical Building, 630 North Broadway (Madison) while renovations are completed at the Clifty Drive location. 

    The phone number for Dr. Ross, Dr. Culbreth, and Dr. Williams is (812) 273-7700.

  • Main span of Old Milton-Madison Bridge to be demolished with explosions July 17

    The main span of the old Milton-Madison Bridge is scheduled to be demolished on Wednesday, July 17, the first in a series of blasts to bring down the 2,427-foot-long steel structure. The blast will require the temporary closing of the adjacent new bridge that carries US 421 across the Ohio River between Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind.

  • Minor road repairs needed in Owen after heavy rain

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Following heavy rains last week, Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said minor repairs would need to be done on some county roads.

    According to the National Weather Service, some areas of the county received up to six inches of rainfall over the past week.

    Keith said there were no reports of total isolation, but some flash flooding had been reported on Point of Rock Road and Old Landing Road over the weekend.