2013 fatality count official: total drops to 64-year low


Kentucky highway fatalities dropped to a 64-year low in 2013; a 14 percent reduction in deaths over 2012.
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) today released final statistics for 2013. There were 638 fatalities last year, a dramatic improvement from 746 fatalities in 2012.
“The good news is that 108 fewer lives were lost,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “The bad news is that 638 people lost loved ones on Kentucky roadways – a number that is unacceptable, as one fatality is too many.”

(04-21-2014) News

Social Services Offices Implementing New Office Procedures

The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) is implementing new office procedures for walk-in customer benefit interviews at its family support offices. The new office procedures have been tested in 28 counties with great success. The change starts Monday, April 21, 2014 at all county DCBS offices.
Face-to-face interviews with staff will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Customers who arrive at an office by 2 p.m. will be seen that day. Customers who arrive after 2 p.m. and request a benefit interview will be given instructions for completing their applications through alternative methods on the same day.

(04-21-2014) News

Traffic Impact Report for April 21 through April 25

Butler County
·       US 231, MP 9-11- On Monday, the contractor will continue laying culvert pipe and placing embankment.  There will be 1 lane closure with flaggers in place from 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.  Motorists are encouraged to slow down and use caution when traveling through this project.  The speed limit is 35 mph through this construction zone.

(04-21-2014) News

Raising Responsible Children and Youth

All parents want their children to grow up to be responsible, self-sufficient adults, but the transition from childhood to adulthood—the teenage years—can be rocky for parents and children.

(04-20-2014) News

House Fire on Sawmill Road

There has a been a report of a house fire at 158 Sawmill Road.  First responders are on the scene and reporting the home is fully engulfed.  Everyone was out of the house upon arrival. 

More details to follow.

(04-15-2014) News

KYTC Minute

When the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet builds a road, the environment is one of many things we consider. Environmental considerations include the water flow in the area.
The Kentucky Engineering Exposure Network -- more commonly known as KEEN -- has a hands-on activity, which helps students learn more about watersheds. It's called the Enviroscape.

(04-15-2014) News

Students create original works in celebration of Governor’s Mansion Centennial

Winner for Grades 9-12: De’ Sean Ta-Jae’ Isom, Pleasure Ridge Park High, Jefferson County

First Lady Jane Beshear announced the winning entries in the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration Visual Art and Essay Contest.  The student winners will be honored at a special reception at the Governor’s Mansion on April 23.
As part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the mansion, public, private and home school students were invited to submit original artworks and/or essays illustrating a specific theme celebrating the mansion’s history.  The winning entries were chosen from among hundreds submitted by students in various age categories.

(04-14-) News

Wreck at Exit 29

(04-10-2014) News

April 13-19 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

(04-21-2014) News

KYTC Minute

The largest bridge slide of its type in North America was accomplished last week on the Milton Madison Bridge Project.
The nearly half-mile bridge -- which crosses the Ohio River between Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana -- was recently moved from temporary piers to permanent piers.
The 30 million pound bridge literally slid into place. It traveled just 55 feet but took two days.

(04-21-2014) News

Wreck just past Mile Marker 25 South on the Natcher

There were no injuries reported today after a Utica woman falls asleep at the wheel.

(04-20-2014) News

Fire on Sawmill Road Leads to More Questions

First responders were called to Sawmill Road at approximately 3:15pm on Easter Sunday.

WARNING:  This video contains graphic language and video content.  Viewer discretion advised.

No injuries reported at the scene of a fire today at 158 Sawmill Road.  It was reported by a bystander that the individual occupying the house was also the person occupying the house that burnt last year on the same lot.  The State Fire Marshall's office has been contacted, but is out of the office through the weekend.

(04-15-2014) News

Set Your Teen Up for Success

Parents want their teenagers to grow into successful adults, but sometimes parents’ definition of success results in additional stress and pressure on their teenage children.
Many parents would like their children to be top in their class, the highest scorer on their college entrance exams in their school or an honor student. Others may have visions of raising a scholarship athlete or accomplished musician. Many teens and their parents feel like they must have a full resume of club leadership accomplishments and organized activity participation to get into their first college choice. Trying to meet these perceived requirements can be draining to both teens and parents.

(04-15-2014) News

Guard Against Phishing in Wake of Heartbleed Bug

With reports of the Heartbleed bug spreading like wildfire, it’s important to stay vigilant against potential scams.
The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is warning consumers about possible phishing attempts in the wake of the Heartbleed bug – a critical security vulnerability that has put many systems at risk.
“Con artists often take advantage of hot topics in the news,” said DFI Commissioner Charles Vice. “Consumers will become prime targets for phishing attempts to change passwords or account information. Protect against phishing by avoiding links in emails you did not request and dealing only with websites and companies you trust.”

(04-15-2014) News

Governor Signs Bill Banning Sale of E-Cigarettes to Kids

Calling the measure a big win for efforts to reduce tobacco use in the state and particularly among young people, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 109 into law, banning the sale of all types of e-cigarettes to minors.
The Governor specifically urged legislators to pass this bill during his State of the Commonwealth in January, and identified this effort as a key part of his legislative agenda.

(04-10-2014) News

Ricky Romans: Number #1 on the Ballot

(04-10-2014) News

Growing and Cooking with Herbs

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