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Today's News

  • USDA announces Conservatin Reserve Program general sign-up

    LEXINGTON – The Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup. 

    This CRP signup will begin on March 12, 2012 and end on April 6, 2012. CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation's natural resources, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.  

  • Lady Eagles stay hot, but boys fall hard to Southern

        HEBRON ESTATES - Tuesday evening offered mixed results for the Courtney household.
        For Amber Courtney, it was a pretty good night as her North Bullitt Lady Eagles took care of business with a 61-34 victory over Southern.
        But for husband Brian Courtney, it was another frustrating night against an athletic Southern Trojan squad.
        Lady Eagles coast

  • Hillview looks to take 2.5% of county insurance premium

        HILLVIEW - The county's portion of the insurance premium tax got a step closer to being a bit smaller on Tuesday night.
        The Hillview City Council became the final municipality to consider taking a portion of the 5 percent premium that has been imposed by the county for the past decade.
        While insurance holders in Hillview will see no change in their bills, county coffers could be lightened by $250,000 a year.

  • Will Success come from Mandatory School Attendance?

     Every parent wants their children to succeed in life.  Early on, parents can help by making sure that their child can read.  And they need to keep them in school.  This is the parent's responsibility, but some in Frankfort want to take that responsibility away from them by mandating school attendance until they're 18 years old. 

  • Cooperative dove field program enrollment underway

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky farmers can help carry on the hunting tradition and earn much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is currently underway and will continue until mid-March.

    "Under the new Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program, increased payments are available for 2012," said Rocky Pritchert, migratory bird biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • One arrested in Awesome Flea heist

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - One man has been charged in the burglary in late January at the Most Awesome Flea Market on Cedar Grove Road.
        Shepherdsville police arrested Peter John Barth, 31, and charged him with burglary in the third degree.
        The arrest on Wednesday was a result of an unrelated charge.
        Over $100,000 of property was stolen from the flea market between 1 a.m. and 6:22 a.m. on Jan. 29. A surveillance camera showed two men in the shopping complex.

  • A legislative perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with Rep. Linda Belcher

    When the General Assembly began the legislative session last month, there was already broad agreement on what the three biggest issues would be: Writing state government’s budget; realigning legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court districts; and limiting if not stopping prescription drug abuse.

    Last week, the latter two took center stage.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 13

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 13:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    Jefferson County:

  • Rep. Jeff Greer on redistricting

  • Redistricting issues reviewed

      Redistricting took another turn this week when the judge returned his opinion disagreeing with our plan and directing members of the Kentucky General Assembly to run in our old districts.