Today's News

  • Highway fatalities increasing

    The rate of fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways has increased in 2012, according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky State Police. There were 64 fatalities as of Feb. 9, five more than at the same time last year.
    “Although it is still early, we want to be proactive in addressing this increase in highway deaths on Kentucky roadways,” said KSP Spokesperson Lt. David Jude.
    Of the 64 people killed so far this year, 31 were not wearing seat belts and nine died in crashes involving alcohol.

  • Holiday ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ cites over 1,200 drunken drivers

    The holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort, coordinated by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS), resulted in 1,211 citations for drunken driving.
    The annual, federally funded campaign, supported by more than 200 state and local law enforcement agencies, was held Dec. 16, 2011 - Jan. 2, 2012.

  • Office of Highway Safety honors 2012 ‘Saved by the Belt’ recipient

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) presented the 2012 “Saved by the Belt” award to 23-year-old Lindsey Stovall of Owensboro during halftime of the University of Kentucky vs. Alabama basketball game on Jan. 21. The award recognizes Kentuckians whose lives have been saved by a seat belt when involved in a vehicle crash.

  • Florida man ordered to repay $24,000 in theft case

    Stephen Hruska, 53, of 139 Holland Road in Ormond Beach, Fla., received five years of pretrial diversion on a charge of theft by failure to make required disposition of property more than $300. He has been ordered to pay $24,000 in restitution to Donald Cook of Allegan, Mich.
    - Timothy R. McCarty, 31, of 390 Hourigan Lane in Lebanon pled guilty to cultivation of marijuana five or more plants, first offense. His sentencing has been scheduled for March 8. A charge of second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

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  • Estate planning is too important to delay

    Have you ever asked yourself the “what if” questions? What if something should happen to me today? What if something should happen to my spouse or business partner? What if I have an accident that leaves me incapacitated?  
    No one likes to think about these questions. However, the answers are very important to your surviving family members. Taking the time to answer those questions can provide peace of mind. It also can mean that your wishes for asset distribution following death will be followed.  

  • Marion County farmers win Kentucky Corn Yield Contest

    Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, congratulates David Peterson and Albert Peterson of Peterson Farms in Marion County for being among the winners in the 2011 Kentucky Extension Corn Yield Contest.
    In the conventional category, David Peterson of Peterson Farms of Marion County had the second place entry with 265.97 bushels per acre with Pioneer® hybrid 32T16.

  • Sign-ups have begun

    Producers that have wheat, corn, soybean, oats, barley or grain sorghum bases on file at the FSA office can start enrolling their base acres to participate in the Direct Counter/Cyclical Program.

  • Conference offers beef producers solutions to industry challenges

    By Aimee Nielson

    The beef industry is always changing, sometimes very rapidly with regard to weather, market prices, fuel and other input costs. Add in external forces such as national and world politics, economics, animal rights and consumer perceptions, and beef producers have many situations to manage and overcome to be profitable.