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Regional

  • Milton-Madison Bridge ‘slide’ scheduled for summer of 2013

    The much-anticipated “slide” of a new, wider Milton-Madison Bridge is scheduled to take place this summer, marking near-completion of the bridge-replacement project.

    While the event is currently expected to occur in mid-July, the schedule is dependent on weather and subject to change.

    With the help of hydraulic jacks, the new 2,427-foot-long steel truss bridge – currently sitting on temporary piers – will move along sliding girder beams to its permanent home on top of the existing piers which are being rehabbed and reused.

  • Getting hemp over the legalization hump

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    The wide level of support in Kentucky for industrial hemp has raised hopes that the commonwealth could become one of the first and biggest producers of the crop in the United States.

    First, though, the federal government would have to make it legal, and the General Assembly would need to pass legislation to regulate industrial hemp production.

    Kentucky politicians at the federal and state level think both approvals could come soon.

  • Conway seeks mortgage relief extension

    Attorney General Jack Conway has joined a national effort by state and territorial attorneys general to urge Congress to extend tax relief for consumers who’ve had mortgage debt canceled or forgiven because of financial hardship or a decline in housing values.

     Attorney General Conway was one of 42 attorneys general to sign a letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders today, urging them to extend the exclusion, which has been in effect since 2007 and will otherwise expire on Dec. 31.

  • Edelen finds $2.7 billion ‘ghost government;’ creates online database of taxing districts

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – State Auditor Adan Edelen Wednesday unveiled a public database and accompanying report that show special taxing districts generate $2.7 billion a year - a situation Edelen is calling Kentucky’s “ghost government.”

  • Carroll native, author remembers ‘Growin’ Up Kentucky’ in new book

    By JULIE BALL HAMBRICK

    Landmark News Service

    We live in disposable days: get it, use it, throw it away. With eyes glued to screens all day, we fail to see life as it is and was, beyond the digital world. We miss meaningful lessons others may leave behind. Unseen, these bits of history disappear without a trace.

    Area native Eva Johnson Allen, 60, made certain her heritage won’t fade away.

  • KSP gives tips for keeping ‘ghosts, goblins’ safe during Trick-or-Treat

    Halloween. It’s time for candy, costumes and trick-or-treating. With many festivities planned, the Kentucky State Police encourages parents to review safety tips with their little “goblins.”

    Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, KSP spokesman, said the agency wants children to have a fun and safe trick-or-treat experience.

  • Trimble County Alumni banquet

  • Supplee honorary starter at Kentucky 300

    SPARTA, Ky. – Retired military working dog Sgt. Beyco and ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven will join singer/songwriters MacKenzie Morgan and Ryan Broshear during prerace ceremonies on Kentucky Speedway’s Sept. 21-22 NASCAR doubleheader weekend. 

    Sgt. Beyco will join retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Jimmy Supplee and Morgan on the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300 prerace stage on Saturday. 

  • One dead in apparent murder

    (Smithfield, KY) – Detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 5 are continuing their investigation into an apparent murder in Henry County.

    KSP Post 5 Dispatch received a call of a shooting occurring at 7634 Ballardsville Road in Smithfield, Ky. at 3:19 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. When troopers arrived on scene, they discovered that Joseph Bibelhauser, 61, had been shot in the head as a result of a property dispute with the alleged perpetrator, according to a KSP news release. Bibelhauser was later pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Madison, Ind. opens private homes for tour Oct. 12-14

    MADISON, Ind. - Tri Kappa Sorority’s biennial Tour of Homes is set for Oct. 12-14, offering individuals the opportunity to tour eight private homes and historic buildings not ordinarily open for public viewing. Hosts will guide individuals through the homes, detailing items of interest and the history of each home. Included on the tour this year are homes of various architectural styles.  All proceeds from the tour are used for local scholarships and other philanthropic projects.