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1 hr ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

City, state, federal officials will fight plan to send Lexington mail to Louisville, Knoxville

Elected officials said Wednesday they will do what they can to keep regional mail-sorting operations at Lexington's Nandino Boulevard location.


Related Topix: Lexington, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Representative Andy Barr, US House of Representatives, Walton, KY

5 hrs ago | News Democrat

Advancing job growth and improving workforce training inKentucky3:53 pm | 0

In this sixth year of the Obama Economy, unemployment and underemployment remain high in Kentucky.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Eastern, KY, Employment / Labor Law, Jackson County, KY, Opinion

6 hrs ago | WLKY-TV Louisville

Shot fired during robbery at McDonald's

Kentucky police are investigating a robbery at a McDonald's on Preston Highway. A shot was fired during the robbery.


10 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Shoulder, Lane Restrictions In Place Along I-24 In Kentucky

Shoulder and lane restrictions are in place along the road in Christian County from Exit 86 to mile marker 93 at the Kentucky-Tennessee state line, a distance of about 7 miles.


10 hrs ago | The Leaf-Chronicle

Shoulder, lane restrictions along I-24 in KentuckyShoulder, lane...

Shoulder, lane restrictions along I-24 in Kentucky Workers installing median cable barriers, finishing rehabilitation project Check out this story on Shoulder and lane restrictions are in place along the road in Christian County from Exit 86 to mile marker 93 at the Kentucky-Tennessee state line, a ... (more)


13 hrs ago | Floyd County Times

CDC director makes house call to Eastern Kentucky3:28 pm | 0

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers announced a first-ever SOAR Health Impact Series featuring Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with four events in Eastern Kentucky.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harold Rogers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Eastern, KY, Harold, KY, Kentucky Government

17 hrs ago |

Food stamp use in first decline since recessionFood stamp use in...

Food stamp use in first decline since recession Federal grocery subsidies dipping slightly since 2013 peak in Kentucky and nationwide Check out this story on Christian Easton, right, of Shively, buys chicken from farmer Anwar Barbour on her trip to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables at the Shawnee Neighborhood ... (more)


Related Topix: Shively, KY, Life, Food, Vegetables, Louisville, KY, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science

Tue Jul 22, 2014

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.



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

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

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


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.


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

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


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