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Today's News

  • Industrial hemp bill heads to House

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Senate approved by a 31-6 vote today a bill that would regulate the growing of hemp in the state if the crop is legalized by the federal government.

  • Unique tournament targets invasive carp

     Kentucky will unleash a full-court press against invasive carp during a tournament being held in March.

    The Carp Madness Tournament will get teams of commercial anglers competing in a contest to corral the growing population of Asian carp in two of the state’s largest and most popular fishing lakes. Five teams that bring back the highest poundage of fish will split $20,000, with the top prize being $10,000.

    Full details are at http://fw.ky.gov/carpmadnessinfo.asp.

  • COLUMN: Organize paperwork before a crisis occurs

     An estate plan is a plan for the disposition of resources and property after death or during crisis. A will is one component of an estate plan. Although necessary to direct the distribution of assets after death, almost 70 percent of U.S. adults do not have wills. Dying without a will is called dying “intestate” and means that state and federal regulations will determine the distribution of assets. A carefully written legal will, however, provides for family and others in a manner consistent with a person's desires.

  • PHOTO: Park superintendent speaks at Lincoln Luncheon

     Bill Justice, superintendent of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, spoke at the Lincoln Days Luncheon.

  • Youth Basketball Team photos
  • Spring forest fire season began Feb. 15

     Kentucky law designates Feb. 15 through April 30 as spring forest fire hazard season. During this time, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    The law is intended to prevent forest fires by allowing outdoor burning only after 6 p.m. when conditions are less likely to cause a wildfire to spread.

  • Seedlings available through Forestry Department

     With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time for landowners, businesses, local governments, churches and homeowners to plan their tree-planting activities by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry. 

    Nearly 50 tree species including white oak, black walnut, eastern white pine, baldcypress, yellow-poplar, redbud, persimmon, pawpaw, hazelnut are available by calling toll free 1-800-866-0555. 

  • State considers extending rabbit hunting season

     The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking input from the public on a proposal to lengthen the next rabbit hunting season.

    Department officials have received a request to create one statewide rabbit season starting Nov. 1 and closing Feb. 10. Currently, rabbit season in the eastern rabbit hunting zone of the state is slated to open Nov. 1, 2013, and close Jan. 31, 2014.

    In the western rabbit hunting zone, the season is scheduled to open Nov. 11, 2013 and continue until Feb. 10, 2014.

  • PHOTO: A wreath for Abe

     The Lincoln Museum and Lincoln Days Celebration, Inc. placed a wreath in front of the seated Lincoln statue in commemoration of the 204th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Glen Rice receives Mary Brooks Howard Award

     Iris LaRue, right, presented Glen Rice of Buffalo with the Mary Brooks Howard Award at the Feb. 12 Lincoln Luncheon. Rice, a retired educator, is now a professional singer. He has emceed the Lincoln Days Parade for more than 30 years.