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  • Kentucky Guard Memorial announces paver program

    The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund is now offering individuals and organizations from across Kentucky the opportunity to pave the way to a sacred space and become part of the Kentucky National Guard Memorial effort by purchasing a personalized engraved paver.

  • Congress comes to the rescue

    From The News-Enterprise

    Two refreshing things took place in the nation’s capital Wednesday. First, in a bipartisan deal, lawmakers approved legislation that lowers student loan rates for the upcoming academic year to what they were in June, saving students a great deal of money.

    On July 1, the interest rates for many student loans doubled because Congress, which is tasked with setting the rate, in all it’s gridlock glory, could not agree on a new rate or how to set it.

  • Second section blasted on old Milton-Madison Bridge Aug. 1

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    A second section of the old US 421 Milton-Madison Bridge took the plunge into the Ohio River on Thursday, Aug. 1.

    The 550-foot long section closest to the Milton shore was brought down using controlled explosives by Advanced Explosives Demolition Inc., the Idaho-based company that demolished another section of the bridge a week earlier.

  • Meth lab found in Trimble

    Two people were arrested Friday, July 26, after Kentucky State Police found a meth lab in a shed at 1177 Bells Ridge Road in Bedford. 

    Troopers went to the home to serve an arrest warrant for possession of methamphetamine on Steven Gribbons, 28, of Bedford, according to a news release. 

  • Second blast delayed at Milton-Madison Bridge

    The demolition of a second section of the old U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge will be demolished at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

    That decision came Tuesday afternoon after officials called it off indefinitely but then decided to proceed with it on Thursday, instead of on Wednesday as originally planned.

  • UK, U of L to launch joint MBA degree program for executives

    By Linda B. Blackford

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The University of Kentucky and University of Louisville are working to develop a joint masters degree in business administration for executives.

    The 17-month program would be aimed at preparing mid-level executives for senior leadership, said David Blackwell, dean of UK’s Gatton School of Business and Charles Moyer, dean of U of L’s College of Business. The plan was announced Monday at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Summit in Louisville.

  • State closes fiscal year with $70 million surplus

    Kentucky Press News Service

     

    FRANKFORT – Thanks to slowed spending by cash-strapped state agencies, as well as a small bump in General Fund revenues, state Budget Director Jane Driskell announced Friday, July 19, that Kentucky state government closed the 2012-13 fiscal year with a General Fund surplus of $70.6 million.

  • State food prices fall, led by ice cream

    By Janet Patton

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Food prices in Kentucky in all six food groups fell in the second quarter, according to the Kentucky Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey.

    It was the first across-the-board decline in more than five years, according to Farm Bureau. The average of $112.70 for 40 basic grocery items was the lowest total since 2010.

    Prices fell $3.57, or 3.1 percenta, from the same list in the first quarter of the year, and they were down 0.3 percent from the second quarter of 2012.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge salvage operation hits a few snags

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Salvage operations to retrieve tangled sections of steel from the navigational channel continued more than a day after a 700-foot section of the 1929 Milton-Madison Bridge was blasted into the Ohio River last week.

    Salvage crews had obtained a permit from the U.S. Coast Guard to close the navigational channel on the Madison side of the river to commercial traffic for a 24-hour period for the purpose of removing the steel truss from the river bottom.

  • Gardening experts encourage milkweed planting to help monarch butterflies

    By Cheryl Truman

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    PARIS — Here’s your problem, Kentucky gardeners: You’re not growing enough milkweed.

    True, milkweed generally is not a showy plant, and a name that ends with weed isn’t the kind of moniker that sets gardeners’ hearts aflutter. Milkweed is not generally stocked by the big-box stores, because gardeners generally want big, showy blooms.