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Despite key losses on offense, Scott County looks to challenge Frederick Douglass for district title

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming prep football season for many programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward When looking up the word consistency in the Kentucky high school football dictionary, one program that will always be listed is Scott County. Each season, the Cardinals of head coach Jim McKee are tabbed as a serious challenger...

Murray State, development organizations partner to disburse River Counties Business Stimulus Fund

Murray State University has joined the application review committee of the River Counties Business Stimulus Fund, which helps support small businesses across the Four Rivers Region covering Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton counties in Western Kentucky. The fund was established by the University of Kentucky’s Community and Economic Development Initiative (CEDIK) and the West Kentucky Alliance...

Free registration open for Kentucky’s quota mentor-youth dove hunts; hunters can apply until Aug. 16

Free registration to participate in Kentucky’s quota mentor-youth dove hunts is now open. Hunters have until 4:30 p.m. (Eastern) Aug. 16 to apply for a hunt. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources offers these hunts to allow adults to provide kids with a quality dove hunting experience. Participation is limited, to avoid crowding of fields. Adult hunters can take up to two youths...

Kentucky Public Service Commission grants rate increase to Jackson Purchase Energy

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted Jackson Purchase Energy Corp. a rate adjustment that will increase the monthly residential customer charge without changing the per-unit cost of electricity. In an order issued Thursday, the PSC found that Jackson Purchase Energy should receive slightly less additional revenue than the utility had requested. The PSC adjusted the request downward...