Public Health Receives Grant for Obesity Prevention Efforts - Early Child Care Community Targeted
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is helping numerous early care and education centers in the state improve nutrition and physical activity standards for young children by promoting targeted health policies and practices and providing training to the child care, Headstart, and pre-K communities.Read more
State to Pursue Appeal in Same Sex Marriage Case
The question of whether state constitutional provisions prohibiting same sex marriage violate the U.S. Constitution is being litigated across the country. Here in Kentucky, Judge Heyburn has ruled that Kentucky’s constitutional provision does so to the extent that same sex marriages legally performed elsewhere are not recognized in Kentucky.Read more
Heavy bands of snow and ice cause treacherous, messy commute
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway crews continue extensive snow and ice operations today across all parts of the Commonwealth.
The majority of roads across all Kentucky counties were covered with snow and ice this morning. Crews have been working around the clock to keep routes passable.
The cabinet continues to remind motorists:
· Exercise greater caution when driving. Slow down.
· Be prepared for slick conditions.
· Give a wide berth to snow plows and other heavy highway equipment.
· Eliminate distractions while behind the wheel.
KSP Cautions Motorists About Impending Winter Storm
The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists about the impending winter storm that is crossing through the state today. A mix of ice and snow will make traveling conditions very difficult. Citizens are asked to refrain from contacting local posts about current road conditions. Instead they should call 1-866-737-3767 (#511 from cellular phone) or utilize www.511.ky.gov.
KSP is requesting travelers to observe for potentially stranded motorists. If you see or suspect that someone is stranded, please call 911 or contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.
KYTC Minute - February 27, 2014
KYTC Minute - February 27, 2014Read more
BCHS Skills USA Team Brings Home Awards
Recently 24 students from Butler County High School traveled to the Regional Skills Competition and were able to bring home 16 medals.Read more
Itís Spring Tree Seedling Planting Time
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Deadline Near
Statewide salt supplies reaching critical levels
This season, the cabinet has used more than 410,000 tons of salt, compared with 160,000 tons at this point in 2013. Snow and ice operations have cost the cabinet more than $53 million this year.Read more
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company to Open New Facility in Hopkinsville; Expand Existing Operation
Governor Steve Beshear today announced U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC plans to build a new facility and expand its current plant in Hopkinsville. The company will invest approximately $118 million and create 42 new jobs.Read more
Judge Fields Urges Citizens to Travel with Extreme Caution
FROM THE JUDGE'S OFFICE:
The roads remain treacherous in the county, please travel only if you have too. Our road workers are out in force, they are having to travel at slow speeds, but they are making their routes.
Winter Weather Expected
From the National Weather Service out of Louisville:
THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST /NOON
* MAIN IMPACT: FOUR TO SEVEN INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
OF SNOW AND SLEET ALONG WITH A QUARTER TO HALF OF AN INCH OF
ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED. TRAVEL WILL BECOME TREACHEROUS
AT TIMES. TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY.
HWY 79 South Impassable Due to Tractor Trailer Accident Wednesday Evening
Tractor Trailor Overturned on HWY 79 South Wednesday Evening.
A tractor trailer overturned on HWY 79 South this evening around 8:30p.m. blocking the roadway both directions. Highway 79 South will be closed for an undetermined amount of time to allow for clean up and removal of the tractor trailer.
The tractor trailer was hauling metal crates headed to Ford Motor Company.
Butler County Sheriff's Department, Butler County Rescue Squad, Butler County Ambulance Service, and Morgantown Fire Department all responded to the accident.
Butler County Circuit Court Indictments
Grand Jury indictments handed down on February 14, 2014.Read more
Gov. Beshear Sets 7 Major Goals to Improve Stateís Dismal Health
Break in Snow, Ice Allows Time for Pothole Patching