Welcome, Visitor!
Today is Monday, March 27, 2017

A guide to 2017 Kentucky Derby

Heading to Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby 2017? The time to plan, if you haven't already, is now. From tickets to transportation to lodging, here's the scoop on getting ready for the 143rd Run for the Roses.

Paducah may pursue broad health initiative

Paducah is under consideration to become the first Kentucky community to be designated a "Blue Zone Project" -- an initiative aimed at improving an area's overall health, well-being and longevity.

Spring is in the Air: Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and Receive 10 Free Trees

The Ballard Co. Conservation District will be giving away Free Tree Seedlings on Thursday, March 30, 2017 to Ballard Co. residents. We will have Loblolly Pine, Tulip Poplar, and River Birch. We will be giving them away at 115...

local business

Bevin signs Real ID driver's license bill

Bevin signs Real ID driver's license bill
Gov. Matt Bevin has signed into law Real ID legislation to bring Kentucky into compliance with federal security regulations for driver's licenses. He vetoed it last year. If Kentucky did not comply with the federal Homeland Security regulations enacted in 2005, the state's driver's licenses
Read More

New proposal would redirect TVA funds to counties for economic development

New proposal would redirect TVA funds to counties for economic development
Fulton County Judge/Executive Jim Martin said the requested funds would not be a gift to the recipient counties, but rather an investment in much-needed job creation that has the potential for significant economic returns to the community and the state. Noting that the population of Fulton County is stagnant and predicted to decline primarily because of lost jobs, Martin said his community "suffers from not having the money available to involve ourselves in the strategies it takes to create jobs, which is the only way to regain our economic viability."
Read More

State: Kynect transition successful

State: Kynect transition successful
While replacement legislation to the Affordable Care Act is being debated in Washington, Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services reported Tuesday "a successful transition from kynect to the federal health insurance marketplace healthcare.gov."
Read More

victorious living

How did I get where I am?

How did I get where I am?

Normally, we don't end up in a good or bad place because of one bad choice. More often than not we have developed a habit that helps us, or harms us. I remember something I heard Crefo Dollar say that I've read and re-read many times.

Read More

TANTRUMS BE GONE

TANTRUMS BE GONE

What is the reason for tantrums? It's usually because a person can't get their way. It often happens in toddlerhood when a child's ability to express their wants or feelings finds no other way of getting their parent's attention than to make a total fool of themselves. You're reduced to a screaming, heebie-jeebie-induced, face-covering, pulling-your-own-hair-out-parent.

Read More

This Is Us

This Is Us

In my opinion, the widespread appeal of This Is Us stems from its ability to connect generations. For example, in one of the fall episodes, the Pearsons are serving up Thanksgiving dinner. Randall particularly loves Thanksgiving, as evidenced by his getting up at 6:30 to make it happen, with Paul Simon's Graceland playing in the background.

Read More

Sports

Ryan Newman ends victory drought with a daring dash at Phoenix

Ryan Newman ends victory drought with a daring dash at Phoenix

Newman took the lead during a caution flag period that began with just eight laps to go. That's when Kyle Busch had a commanding hold on the race as the leader and was counting down the laps before Joey Logano -- the same guy Busch punched the week before at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a last-lap crash -- smashed into Phoenix's Turn 1 wall with a blown right front tire.

Read More