• Fish and Wildlife Service, KDF sign agreement protecting Indiana bats on state forests

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division of Forestry announce entering into an agreement to promote the survival, conservation, and recovery of the federally endangered Indiana bat on state forests within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • PSC selects overlay for new area code in Western Kentucky, decision means 10-digit dialing for local calls beginning in 2014

    A new area code 364 in western Kentucky will occupy the same geographic area as the current area code 270, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) announced today.
    The overlay option is the least disruptive for all customers and imposes the smallest cost on businesses in the area, the PSC said in its order. This is the first area code in Kentucky created by an overlay. Area code 270 was created in 1999 by splitting area code 502.

  • KET celebrates Downton Abbey season premiere

    Season three of the award-winning Masterpiece series Downton Abbey has arrived. In the two-hour season premiere, wedding guests descend on Downton Abbey, where disasters threaten and love is in the air. The program airs Sundays, Jan. 6 - Feb. 17 at 9/8 p.m. on KET and Thursdays, Jan. 10 - Feb. 21 at 9/8 p.m. on KET2.

  • Motorists are encouraged to prepare vehicles for winter travel

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) encourages motorists across the state to prepare their vehicles for holiday travel and winter weather.
    “Motorist safety is our foremost concern,” said Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock. “Taking a few precautions now will help make holiday trips safer, and drivers will be better prepared should a cold weather emergency occur.”

  • BBB tips on the top holiday scams

    Scammers are busy this time of the year. Whether it’s on the internet, at the stores, or even at your front door…they are ready to take your hard-earned cash. Here are some tips from the BBB on scams to look out for.

  • CPD plans holiday crackdown to stop impaired driving and save lives

    Holiday party-goers, beware!
    To help save lives this holiday season, the Cynthiana Police Department is launching a special “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on our roadways.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross said CPD’s officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. Enforcement efforts will include sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, etc.  
    The special enforcement crackdown began Dec. 12 and will continue through Jan. 1, 2013.

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  • LV singers recruiting new members for Spring 2013

    The Licking Valley Singers-Harrison County’s community choir is recruiting new members for its Spring 2013 session.
    The Licking Valley Singers is an “all comers” non-auditioned community choir open to anyone who loves to sing.

  • Back a Vet accepting donations for veterans

    Community Action Council is seeking donations of the following items for veterans experiencing homelessness in Bourbon, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine and Nicholas counties: Backpacks (new or gently used), personal hygiene items (new-trial size, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, shaving cream, disposable razors; white socks (new); 12 oz. bottles of water.

  • Natural gas price to increase this winter

    Columbia Gas of Kentucky has received approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) for its most recent Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA).
    Effective Nov. 28, Columbia Gas of Kentucky’s gas supply cost will be $4.2366 per Mcf (1,000 cubic feet). The new gas supply cost, which will remain in effect until the next scheduled Gas Cost Adjustment in March 2013, is 22 percent lower than the same period last year.