2018

Nicole Erwin/ Ohio Valley ReSource

LaRue County, Kentucky, dairy farmer Gary Rock sits in his milking parlor, overlooking what is left of his 95 cow operation.

“Three hundred years of history is something that a lot of people in our country cannot even talk about,” Rock said.

That’s how long the farm has been in his family. While the land has turned out tobacco, soybeans and other crops over the years, since 1980 dairy has nourished the family in and out of tragedy.

Daviess County Emergency Management

The rising waters that have caused flooding across Daviess County roads and farmlands aren’t quite done with the region yet, the Owensboro area is doing as the Ohio River crested to near 48 feet yesterday, about 8 feet above flood stage.

“Much of Smothers Park along the riverfront in Owensboro is still under water and is expected stay that way with an inch or more of mid-week rains predicted for the region. The Ohio River is expected to recede substantially by Friday or Saturday.

Lawmakers Say Tax Reform Unlikely

Dec 20, 2017
LRC.GOV

Republican leaders of the General Assembly are throwing water on the idea that they’ll make major changes to the state’s tax code during the upcoming legislative session. 

Lawmakers have to craft a new two-year budget for the state and are hoping to overhaul the pension systems in the session which lasts from Jan. 2 until mid-April. 

At a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce event Tuesday, Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer said he doesn’t think there will be time for tax reform in the upcoming session.