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Regional/State

  • Growers and buyers set for a round of speed dating


    Louisville Farm to Table and Washington County Cooperative Extension are collaborating once again to provide local farmers with an opportunity to meet buyers from Bardstown, Louisville and Lexington.

    Local growers and producers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with potential buyers at the Washington County Extension Office on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Arts Partnership grant
  • PHOTO: Council members meet with the governor
  • Celebrate the birth of Abraham Lincoln


    In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 203rd birthday, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office invite the public to revisit both the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail and the KHS HistoryMobile.

  • No Child Left Behind gets left behind in Kentucky


    Students, teachers and administrators in Washington County wave goodbye to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) laws, as Kentucky was recently one of 10 states to receive a waiver from the mandates.

    “Kentucky’s public school system will have one comprehensive system of accountability for both state and federal purposes to ensure college/career readiness for all students,” according to a Kentucky Department of Education press release last week.

  • Three arrested for Web crimes


    According to a press release, Kentucky State Police have arrested three men on charges related to child pornography.

    One of the men involved was from Willisburg.
    The action was the result of search warrants pertaining to illegal Internet activity executed by the agency’s Electronic Crime Branch. One of the arrests followed an investigation spanning two states and involved a nine-year-old victim.

  • Three vie for the governor's mansion

     James Roberts

  • Two vie for attorney general

     

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    tharris@oldhamera.com

     

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common. 

    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Crash claims Mercer teen that had local ties

     

    HARRODSBURG — Mercer County Senior High School junior and cheerleader Alyssa Kelty had the brightest smile on the sidelines. She shared it earnestly and unselfishly with fans, friends, family, classmates and the community at large.

    So when her smile was tragically missing from Friday night’s football game, the crowd replaced it with a moment of silence that seemed to last throughout the evening.

  • Treasurer candidates promise more efficiency on less taxpayer dollars


    The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all appear to deliver the same message: in tough economic times, Kentucky’s government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach says by deploying a team of volunteers, he’s created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.
    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn’t made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.