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Tons of Salt Used to Clear Western Kentucky Roads
Tri-State road crews used a lot of salt on the roads ahead of last week's ice and snow.
4 hrs ago
WBKO-TV Bowling Green
Local Option Tax To Be Discussed By Kentucky Mayors
A forum with northern Kentucky's mayors will explore a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Kentucky cities and counties the authority to impose a local sales tax.
5 hrs ago
Kentucky schools still changing procedures in wake of Conn. school shooting
A string concert with dance on Friday by Bluegrass SCAPA called Concert for Peace will feature 26 angels created by visual art students, representing the teachers and students who died at Sandy Hook Elementary last December.
7 hrs ago
Michter's joins Kentucky distillers organization
Michter's Distillery, which is building two multimillion-dollar distilleries in Louisville, announced Thursday that it has joined the Kentucky Distillers' Association, the industry's 133-year-old trade and lobbying organization.
10 hrs ago
Health and education in Kentucky: Where Obamacare dare not speak its name
THE president is unpopular in Kentucky. In its mountainous east, his name is radioactive: in Clay County, for example, he won only 15% of the vote to Mitt Romney's 84% in 2012.
12 hrs ago
Rites of Passage slated for Dec. 13
Morehead State University's Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development will sponsor its 27th Semi-Annual Rites of Passage Recognition Ceremony Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the Crager Room of the Adron Doran University Center.
16 hrs ago
Cadiz Comfort Zone declared a Kentucky Proud Retailer
Comfort Zone is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Distinction of being a Kentucky Proud Retailer.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
WBKO-TV Bowling Green
Tennessee Man Charged With Two Armed Bank Robberies in Kentucky and Carjacking
According to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, a Lafayette, Tennessee, man was charged today by a Federal Grand Jury with the armed robbery of two Kentucky banks, and one-count of carjacking in Adair County.
Lawrenceburg parents accused of abusing infant son
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Kentucky man shot in the face following apparent argument
The fire broke out just after 8:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 2700 block of Sevier Avenue.
Kentucky announces plan to ensure DNA taken from felons
Corrections officials announced plans Wednesday to fix a faulty system and ensure DNA samples are taken from every Kentucky felon as required by law, acknowledging the failure to collect samples was more widespread than first reported.
Kentucky budget looks to be $370 million short
Even as public schools, universities and state agencies beg for restoration of recession-era spending cuts in the next state budget, officials are warning that a bleak revenue outlook means more cuts are likely.
Kentucky Chamber to promote education, healthy lifestyles during upcoming legislative session
In its 2014 legislative agenda, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is promoting the need to build an educated work force and to create healthier citizens while advocating for more specific items, such as a local-option sales tax.
Kentucky 2013 farm cash receipts could reach, exceed $6 billion
Kentucky agricultural cash receipts could approach or possibly exceed, $6 billion in 2013, boosted by exceptionally strong equine, poultry and cattle markets, according to agricultural economists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
The Louisville Cardinal
How the university is forging opportunities for a diverse student body at the Cultural Center
The fall semester has seen major reorganization in the staff U of L's Cultural Center, the primary arm of the university dealing with minority students.
Grayson News Gazette
Taylor files for reelection to Kentucky Cour...
Judge Jeff S. Taylor of Owensboro has filed for reelection to a second full eight-year term as Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District, First Division.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
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The top elected official in an Appalachian county ravaged by a tornado nearly two years ago was arrested Monday on charges of mail fraud, theft and conspiring to launder money in an alleged scheme to steer work to a construction contractor in exchange for kickbacks.
Eastern snowstorm brings closures, delays
A snowstorm pushed into New England on Tuesday, with the potential to snarl the evening commute, after causing widespread school and government closures in the nation's capital and elsewhere along the Eastern seaboard.
Some of Kentucky's history goes up for auction
Holding up an 1873 Springfield rifle, Mike Roby eyed the gun carefully, making sure there were original parts, period-correct wood and metal work before placing a bid during Tuesday's state surplus auction on historic items, hoping he would be able to take it home as an addition to his collection.
Editorial | Advancing Eastern Kentucky
<![CDATA[PIKEVILLE, KY. -- Eastern Kentucky has made much progress in recent years and few know that better than U.S. Rep Hal Rogers, the Somerset Republican who has spent much of his long tenure in Congress helping make it possible. Monday, he used his opening remarks at an extraordinary gathering on the region's future to list some past accomplishments. Among items he mentioned at the one-day SOAR conference (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) in Pikeville: * Cleaning up litter, including the junked cars and rusting appliances that used to clutter the hills and hollows of Eastern Kentucky. * Removing "straight pipes," the notorious drains that spewed sewage straight into streams. * Organizing programs to fight illegal drugs and prescription drug abuse that have exercised an especially corrosive grip on the region. Yet he and Gov. Steve Beshear made it very clear at Monday's SOAR meeting that the problems of Eastern Kentucky are stubborn and deep. They include generational poverty, high unemployment, low educational attainment, poor health and entrenched political corruption. Such problems will require a sustained effort to help the people of Eastern Kentucky, who account for about one-fifth of Kentucky's population, become better educated, find meaningful employment and lead productive lives. Gov. Beshear was particularly blunt in calling for citizens and elected leaders to face reality about coal, once king in Eastern Kentucky but now a fading force in jobs and energy. While coal has been a "foundation" of the region's economy and remains important, "there should be no doubt in anyone's mind that its role as an employer is reducing," he said. "To ignore that is to blindfold ourselves and stick our heads in the sand." Gov. Beshear described as "urgent" the need to address challenges facing the region. Apparently many in Kentucky agree. About 1,700 people showed up for the day-long event, including elected officials, community advocates, government workers and local leaders. The event itself had a remarkable bipartisan flavor, highlighted by the joint appearance of Rep. Rogers and Gov. Beshear, a Democrat. As co-hosts and keynote speakers, they both urged putting the future of Eastern Kentucky ahead of party differences. Rep. Rogers, serving in a U.S. House currently fractured by bitter partisan politics, gave no hint of such rancor as he spoke simply and directly on behalf of bipartisan solutions that would bring new jobs, technology and prosperity to his region. One of his greatest ambitions, he said, is to stop the "brain drain" of young people from Eastern Kentucky and allow them to remain in "these beloved hills from whence we come." It was a refreshing contrast to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Louisville Republican and Senate minority leader who skipped the Monday SOAR meeting but staged his own event Friday in Pikeville to denounce the so-called "war on coal" of the Obama administration. Mr. McConnell, according to a political website, was attending an out-of-state fundraiser Monday. Seeking a sixth U.S. Senate term, Mr. McConnell continues the tiresome tirade about coal even as others are willing to move forward, seeking broader and better opportunities for Eastern Kentucky. Monday's SOAR conference was just a start. Organizers acknowledge they must work to come up with solutions and ideas to prove the event isn't another meaningless study of Eastern Kentucky. But it's an impressive start. And it offers great promise under the leadership of those willing to put aside personal politics for true advancement of an important region and its proud people.