The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has two no-down-payment programs to help individuals living in rural communities and areas obtain the dream of home ownership. One program includes a subsidized interest rate for eligible applicants.
Eastern Kentucky University announced that 1,115 students earned President’s List honors for the fall 2009 semester.
Included is Joseph Samuel Hornback, a Hodgenville senior majoring in police studies.
The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.
Hosparus recently was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2010 in the large employer category (250-plus employees). Created in 2005, the awards program is a project of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management Council and the Best Companies Group.
“Can you hear me now?” is a familiar question to cell phone users. Up until a few weeks ago, it was a phrase often heard by LaRue County’s emergency responders – law enforcement, ambulance service and fire departments – as they struggled to hear radioed messages.
The county has invested almost $100,000 in installation of a new dispatch console that utilizes “radio over Internet” protocol. Although officials are working out a few bugs in the new system, the communication is crisper and the volume improved.
In the last couple of years, our area has seen a new wellness beverage being marketed here. This type of item would be considered a dietary supplement.
You should remember that the FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering “conventional” foods and drug products. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that a dietary supplement is safe before it is marketed.
Louisville’s Farmington Historic Plantation will host a lecture Feb. 6 called “Louisville’s Lincoln: How Local Influences Altered Lincoln’s Presidency and American History.” The lecture will be given by historian Steve Wiser.
The program, which will take place at the Farmington Visitor Center, is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 452-9920, or at the door. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
The Peace Officers Professional Standards Act celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009. The Act requires standardized, detailed and ongoing training for its officers.
Basic recruits, before they hit the streets, undergo a strict 18-week basic training regimen at one of four Kentucky facilities. Kentucky’s primary training is handled in Richmond. The Kentucky State Police has its own academy as do Lexington and Louisville.