Kentucky – A Kentucky legislative committee Wednesday approved a resolution asking the federal government to give financial assistance to Kentucky farmers affected by drought and wind damage resulting from Hurricane Ike. The resolution reinforces a recent request for federal relief assistance by Governor Steve Beshear and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer. The Palmer Index released Monday indicates Western Kentucky needs 5-inches of above-normal rainfall to end the current drought.
Kentucky – Governor Beshear says despite the gloomy national economy, his administration is using every tool at its disposal to run government efficiently, find savings and stimulate economic growth. He says we can't sit here, wring our hands and do nothing. These challenges will also provide us with a lot of opportunities. We need to be thinking about how to position our state to succeed when this economy does turn around and get better.
Murray, KY – The 32nd Annual Trigg County Ham Festival starts Friday. Officials expect around sixty thousand people to attend the three day event in downtown Cadiz, KY. The Ham Festival was the home of the 1998 World's Largest Ham Biscuit. A replica will be baked and sold Saturday. Hear a full report on the festival from Angela Hatton next week on WKMS.