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Saturday | Columbia Magazine

KY offers industry partnership grants totaling nearly $300,000

KY offers industry partnership grants totaling nearly $300,000 From Commonwealth news service FRANKFORT, KY - The Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment is now accepting proposals for Industry Partnership Grants ranging up to $50,000 each. These grants are designed to encourage Local Workforce Investment Boards , local employers and system stakeholders to plan for the expansion and/or start-up of industry-led, sector-focused and business-driven partnership projects.

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Saturday | Cincinnati.com

Ky. House GOP takes cue from Alabama Handshake

Ky. House GOP takes cue from Alabama Handshake Platform nearly identical in some parts to Southern counterparts' successful plan. Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1tKFRLo The Republican platform to take control of the Kentucky House borrows heavily from a successful plan used in another Southern state - the Alabama Handshake.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Grayson News Gazette

Gubernatorial candidate visits GC

The election to determine Kentucky's next governor won't take place until 2015, but the race is already starting to pick up. Republican Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Hal Heiner, of Louisville, visited Grayson County on Wednesday, Sept.

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Floyd County Times

1 in 7 Kentuckians over 44 say they have worsening confusion or memory loss

Worsening memory loss reported by Kentuckians in a survey could be indicative of a future Alzheimer's or dementia public health crisis, according to a press release from the Alzheimer's Association. A first-time survey about memory loss shows that 14.1 percent of Kentuckians aged 45 and older report that they have confusion or memory loss that has become more frequent or gotten worse over the last 12 months.

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Harlan Daily Enterprise

Holding big banks accountable

As your Attorney General, I am committed to fighting for Kentucky families and keeping the big banks honest. That's why I was proud to join the U.S. Department of Justice last month in announcing a nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America - a settlement that's returning $23 million to our state pension system.

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News Democrat

Don't know much about history? Don't take this course

Prominent American architecture critic Martin Filler once observed: "The variable posthumous reputations of even the greatest artists and the unpredictable revivals of interest in even the most obscure ones tend to reveal more about those who make revisionist assessments than about those who are being reassessed." Filler was talking about art, of course, but his observation could apply to revisionists who greatly influenced the redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. History course now finding its way into Kentucky's classrooms.

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Alabama Live

I'll see your handshake and raise you a middle finger: Mike Hubbard blasts Kentucky lawmaker #8217;s comments

Alabama's Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard isn't taking too kindly to some recent rhetoric from Kentucky Democrats. The decision to follow the Alabama model was blasted by Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, a Democrat, who said the handshake was a bad deal for the Blue Grass state.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Cincinnati.com

Comer doubles down on NKY in bid for governor

Comer doubles down on NKY in bid for governor For James Comer and Chris McDaniel, the path to the governor's mansion runs through Northern Kentucky Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1tyuNkm James Comer, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, addresses supporters at McD Concrete Enterprises, Erlanger. At right behind is Lt.

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Middlesboro Daily News

Mountain Parkway Expansion awarded $24M grant

The Mountain Parkway Expansion, the first major extension and widening of a crucial transportation link to eastern Kentucky in a half century, has received approval of a $24 million federal TIGER grant that will speed construction of a crucial segment in Salyersville. U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers and Gov. Steve Beshear have jointly sought grant opportunities such as the TIGER grant as part of their combined efforts to improve eastern Kentucky known as the SOAR Initiative .

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The Wichita Eagle

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

A lawyer for a Kentucky man who spent several days in jail after posting violent song lyrics on Facebook says he should be cleared of a felony charge. James E. Evans was charged in late August with terroristic threatening and spent several days in jail.

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ABC15.com

Oklahoma, Kentucky win 2nd Miss America prelims

A supermodel ripped a massive burp onstage, a contestant who collapsed the night before made it back to the stage, and a fiddle-playing Kentuckian wowed the crowd in the second night of preliminary competition in this year's Miss America pageant. The night got off to a strange start Wednesday when pageant host Dena Blizzard, a former Miss New Jersey now working as a standup comic, challenged the celebrity judges to reveal something interesting about themselves that no one knows.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WHAS11

Grimes' Ky. Senate task: Sway non-Obama voters

Gina Roberts was pleased to see a woman capture a statewide office in Kentucky when Alison Lundergan Grimes was elected secretary of state. That doesn't mean Roberts is voting for the Democrat over Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in November.

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Floyd County Times

For Kentucky, entrepreneurial economy requires a new way of thinking

If you take a poll of the average person on the street and ask them, "What is it Kentucky should be most focused on?" the answer would overwhelmingly be "JOBS!" Nothing is more important to our state than promoting, creating and saving good jobs. Like most things, however, the devil is in the details.

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Harlan Daily Enterprise

Officials: Be aware, be prepared

That includes the possibility of a some type of terrorist attack or event, however remote such an occurrence might seem. Kentucky's Office of Homeland Security and Kentucky Emergency Management urge Kentuckians to "BE AWARE - BE PREPARED - HAVE A PLAN."

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Floyd County Times

Report: Many in Ky. still working to find work

Five years after the recession officially ended, Kentucky workers still are grappling with a scarcity of jobs and continued declines in wages, according to a new report.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Government Executive

Rand Paul Will Have to Choose Between the Senate and the White House

If Sen. Rand Paul runs for president and loses, no one will be saving his Senate seat for him.

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WDRB-TV Louisville

Kentucky GOP leaders lay out 30-day agenda to stimulate economy

Which local college football program has the most former players in the NFL as the 2014 season kicks off? Here is the rundown for U of L, UK, IU, WKU, Murray State and EKU.

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Pridesource.com

Kentucky City Considers Non Discrimination Law

The city of Berea has scheduled two meetings in September to discuss a proposed city law that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Middlesboro Daily News

Dulcimers convene at Pine Mountain

Appalachian music is a celebrated part of history throughout the hills of eastern Kentucky.

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WFIE-TV Evansville

Blue Bridge to close Saturday

The Blue Bridge will be shut down from 9:00 a.m. CST to 2:00 p.m. for a Bridge Day event.

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