Grants awarded to county fairs in Kentucky

by The Associated Press –  FRANKFORT, KY. — Five Kentucky county fairs have been awarded grants totaling more than $455,000 from the state Department of Agriculture. State Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the grants are for fairground construction and remodeling. The department says the fair boards in Nelson, Harrison and Hancock counties will receive $100,000 each.…

VOA plans expansion amidst heroin crisis

by Bailey Loosemore , @bloosemore – For 20 years, the Volunteers of America Mid-States was able to get by with eight to 10 beds in its Freedom House program, which provides residential treatment for pregnant women struggling with addiction. But since 2013, a community-wide rise in heroin and opioid use has caused the nonprofit to see a drastic…

Deaton, Moser face off in 64th House District

by Melissa Reinert , mstewart@communitypress.com – Lucas Deaton and Kimberly Poore Moser will face off on Election Day in Kentucky’s 64th House District race. Rep. Thomas Kerr’s retirement from the 64th House District earlier this year leaving the seat open this election. The district encompasses areas primarily south of Interstate 275 in Independence and Taylor Mill…

Bevin says women will vote Trump, bashes judge

Trump tells early voters to recall their ballots   Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday he was offended by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments about groping women but seemed even more offended by Trump’s critics during an interview with WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners on Tuesday afternoon. The governor made his first public statement about the controversial…