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3 hrs ago | Floyd County Times

District named tops in the area for second straight year

The Floyd County Conservation District was recently honored for its outstanding dedication and leadership by being named the top conservation district for the second straight year in Area 8. The District received the award at the Kentucky Association of Conservation District annual convention held in Louisville July 13-15.


7 hrs ago | WHAS11

Analysis: Question in Grimes coal jobs ad is questionable

The second in a planned series of attack ads from the Alison Grimes U.S. Senate campaign underscores the importance of coal issues to the Senate campaigns.


Related Topix: Letcher County, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Eolia, KY, Eastern, KY, Beattyville, KY

11 hrs ago | Business Journal

Is Kentucky stuck in 1958?

Kentucky needs to change the way it distributes wealth across the state if it wants to change its economic position in the country.


Related Topix: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

14 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Parole officer accused of violating ethics, having relationship with parolee

An employee of the Kentucky Department of Corrections is accused of violating the rules by having a relationship with an offender.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government

18 hrs ago | WHAS11

Ex-prison employee pleads guilty to rape

TV in Hazard reported that Tasha Knuckles entered the plea Monday morning and prosecutors recommended a five-year probated sentence.


20 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Number of Kentucky children living in poverty increasing

Kentucky children’s economic security is far worse off today than in 1990, according to the National KIDS COUNT Data Book released Tuesday.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Health, Medicaid, US Governors, Steve Beshear

22 hrs ago |

CDC director to be at Kentucky events

Dr. Thomas Frieden will be at a 6:30 p.m. EDT reception and 7 p.m. dinner Aug. 4 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset; a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5 appearance at Hazard Community and Technical College-First Federal Center; a 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 appearance at the Ramada Paintsville Hotel and Conference Center; and a 10 a.m. to 2 ... (more)


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Business Journal

NBC's Chuck Todd talks politics with Kentucky Chamber dinner crowd

NBC News chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd was the keynote speaker on Monday at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's Business Summit and Annual Meeting.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Downtown (Washington, DC)


Kentucky medically-minded farm grows 'hemp for hope'

JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. Down a windy road in Jackson County, Kentucky, 150 miles east of Louisville, grows what some parents call, "hope."


Related Topix: Jackson County, KY, Louisville, KY, Drugs, Marijuana, Agriculture, Science

The Town Talk

Kentucky woman's shooting by county cop under review

Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Crawford has been assigned as special prosecutor in the case involving the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman by a Boone County sheriffa?'s deputy.


News Democrat

A weak case for a coincidencea

But it cannot explain why the overwhelming majority of business-friendly states also offer right-to-work protections for their citizens.


Related Topix: Erlanger, KY, Opinion

KHOU-TV Houston

Project at Ky. coal plant to catch carbon dioxide

Political leaders and researchers say a new project to capture carbon dioxide at a central Kentucky power plant is a crucial step to continue burning coal for electricity in a time of tougher environmental regulations.


Related Topix: US Governors, Steve Beshear

WLKY-TV Louisville

Oldham County slaying suspect arrested in New York

New York State Police and Watertown, New York, police have arrested a man in connection with the killing of an Oldham County taxi driver.


Related Topix: L 3 Communication Holdings, Telecom


Judge calling in jury duty no-shows

A state judge in southwestern Kentucky is calling in people who failed to show up for jury duty and threatening to issue a warrant for anyone who misses without a valid reason.


WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Long-Time Inmate Hopes For Parole After 54 Years

Kentucky's longest-serving prison inmate is hoping a new program aimed at granting medical parole to some infirmed prisoners will set him free after 54 years behind bars.


More than $2.1M approved for farm projects

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board says the funding goes to 19 projects, ranging from a farm-to-table program in Louisville to a livestock slaughter facility in McLean County to a shared-use equipment program in Carter County.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Governors, Steve Beshear

Sun Jul 20, 2014

'No retreat' muddle lands man back in prison

'Stand your ground' muddle lands man back in prison After nearly two years as a free man, Brian Lemons is back behind bars.


Related Topix: Erlanger, KY, Covington, KY, Campbell County, KY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Business Journal

Forecastle Festival 2014: Day two brings large crowds

Artists Brian Ott, left, and Jeremy Booth painted a mural on a boat that was set up in the South Great Lawn.


WFIE-TV Evansville

KSP searching for escaped inmate in western KY

On Saturday, July 19 at around 11:30 p.m., Kentucky State Police was contacted by the Christian County Restricted Custody Care Center saying an inmate had escaped.


Related Topix: Drugs


NEA awards grants to 4 Kentucky projects

The grants come from the federal agency's Our Town program, which awards funds to arts-based projects that contribute to the livability of communities nationwide.



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