July 23, 2014

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Rep. Tom McKee honored for Distinguished Service to Agriculture Print E-mail

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom McKee (center) received the 2013 Distinguished Service to Agriculture award at the Kentucky Farm Bureau's 94th annual meeting held in Louisville. The award was presented by David S. Beck, KFB Executive Vice President (left), and Mark Haney, KFB President (right).

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom McKee has been named winner of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture. He was honored during the organization’s 94th annual meeting at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, receiving an engraved watch and plaque.

Holiday boozers beware: Law enforcement is cracking down on drunken drivers Print E-mail

This holiday season, Kentucky law enforcement will be cracking down on drunken drivers throughout the state during the aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS), in partnership with Louisville Metro Police Department, kicked off the campaign, which runs through Jan. 1, 2014, at a press conference today at Saints Pizza and Pub in Louisville.

Kentucky State Police promotes 48 officers Print E-mail
Check Dear Santa websites to make sure they are nice Print E-mail

There are dozens of domain names registered in the name of “Old St. Nick,” offering children a wide range of opportunities to email Santa. Sadly, some of the websites aren’t always so trustworthy. Some can potentially be a dangerous way to share personal information. Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising parents to do their homework before letting their child write to Santa this holiday season.

Five tips for making the holidays more affordable Print E-mail

Getting the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list doesn’t mean you have to go over-budget. With the tips from the shopping experts, you can celebrate the season affordably without sacrificing the merriment.

Comer says ‘The state of Kentucky Agriculture is outstanding’ Print E-mail

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer hailed a banner year for Kentucky agriculture and laid out a vision of effective government that works with the private sector in his annual State of Kentucky Agriculture address today during the Commodity Luncheon at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 94th Annual Meeting in Louisville.

Tips from the BBB for staying safe when shopping online Print E-mail

Shopping online may mean avoiding the crowds, but it also opens the buyer up to attacks from scammers and hackers. They target Internet users through a variety of methods, including online shopping scams, fraudulent emails, e-card and phishing schemes, and more. In order to fight these online grinches, the Better Business Bureau recommends 10 tips for staying safe when online during the holidays:

Make realistic resolutions to lose weight in the new year Print E-mail

Millions of Americans resolve to lose weight and commit to healthful eating at the beginning of each year, but many resolutions are notoriously broken. Why? Many registered dietitian nutritionists say that fad diets are partly to blame.

“It’s tempting to focus on losing weight fast, which can lead many to turn to dangerous fads and crash diets,” says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson, Jessica Crandall. “However, research shows that slow, healthy weight loss is more likely to last than dramatic weight changes.”

Stay safe this winter by using these helpful tips while outside Print E-mail

Falls account for more than one million injuries in the U.S. annually. There are four types of walking accidents with the most common being the slip and fall. That's the type of fall that happens when you fall due a surface not cleared of snow or ice.

National Corvette Museum offers "Dollar Days" to Kentucky residents visiting in the month of December Print E-mail

The National Corvette Museum has named the entire month of December “Dollar Days” for residents of Kentucky who visit the Museum. All month long, Kentucky residents can tour the Museum for a $1 admission per person, and will only need to show a valid Kentucky drivers license or other proof of residency to take advantage of the special offer. Children will be admitted at the $1 price with adults presenting the Kentucky identification.


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