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Regional

  • Ky. hosting experts at regional conference on aging

    Kentucky is spotlighting healthy aging this month as host of a major regional conference and will have a Capitol rotunda display with contributions from senior centers from across the state.

    Kentucky will host this year’s annual conference of the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging (SE4A) Sept. 30-Oct. 3, in Louisville.

  • Fish and Wildlife confirms 2018 deer season info; archery opens Sept. 1

    When Kentucky’s 2018 deer season opens Sept. 1, a number of new regulations will be in place.

    Deer hunters should note the following changes for the upcoming season:

    • The modern gun deer season has been lengthened in Zones 3 and 4 and will now be 16 days across all zones, opening Nov. 10 and continuing through Nov. 25, 2018.

    • The statewide and youth deer permits now allow for the harvest of up to four deer. While the harvest allotment for statewide and youth deer permits has increased, the one-buck rule remains in place statewide.

  • Crews remove sunken boats from Kentucky River

    By McKENNA HORSLEY

    The State Journal

    After being half-submerged in the Kentucky River for about two decades, a houseboat was removed from the riverbank last week.

    And it’s not the only one lifted from the Kentucky River recently.

    In a joint effort from multiple agencies, a 48-foot houseboat was removed from the river near the I-64 bridges. The boat weighed about 26 tons, according to Franklin County Emergency Management Director Tommy Russell.

  • Rabbit Hole, Milkhouse Creamery move forward

    By COLLIN OVERTON

    Landmark News Service

    Rabbit Hole Distilling took one step closer to establishing business in the county at Monday night’s specially called Henry County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Company founder Kaveh Zamanian signed two option agreements that give Rabbit Hole a right to purchase 37 acres of property in Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg.

  • Community rallying around injured state trooper

    BY MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    A group of local “trooper’s wives” are banding together to create a support system for Kentucky State Police Trooper Mickey Gonterman following a tragic accident that killed one and hospitalized Gonterman with serious injuries last week.

    The accident happened in Henry County just before 7:30 a.m., April 25, when Gonterman responded to a call of dogs in the roadway at the 30-mile marker on I-71 South.

  • Gov. Bevin’s veto of budget bill overridden by full legislature

    By TOM LOFTUS

    Louisville Courier Journal

    The Kentucky Senate joined the House Friday afternoon in overriding Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of the budget bill.

    The House vote was 66-28. The Senate’s 26-12 vote came after both chambers voted to override Bevin’s veto of the tax reform bill.

    The votes came as teachers chanted loudly outside the chamber for the overrides.

  • Battle cry of Ky. educators: ‘Vote them out’

    BY MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Thousands of Kentucky teachers marched up Frankfort’s Capitol Avenue Monday with a clear message for legislators after the passage of Senate Bill 151 Thursday.

    “Vote them out,” they cried.

    Frankfort Mayor Bill May estimated at least 10,000 people attended the rally sponsored by the Kentucky Education Association after state legislature hastily passed the pension-reform bill.

  • ‘We’re not going away:’ What’s next for Kentucky teachers after Capitol march

    By LINDA BLACKFORD

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    On Monday, thousands of teachers stormed, stamped and chanted at the Capitol, protesting pension changes, education cuts and what they feel is the Republican majority’s general hostility toward public education.

  • Legislature passes big changes in tax code, restores many controversial cuts in budget

    By DANIEL DESROCHERS and JACK BRAMMER

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT - On the same day thousands of teachers descended on the Capitol to protest a surprise pension bill passed late last week, the legislature presented them with another surprise Monday: the most significant change to Kentucky’s tax code in more than a decade.

  • Ky. Fish and Wildlife to test new fishing tournament rules

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will study the impact of allowing anglers participating in fishing tournaments to keep shorter bass in lakes with special regulations.

    The three-year test is limited to two spring and two fall tournaments each year on Lake Cumberland and Cave Run Lake.