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Republican Statewide Candidates Meet in Paducah
Friday, April 17, 2015 7:43 PM
Kentucky Republican statewide candidates were in Paducah Friday evening, meeting with members of the media and constituents during a dinner being held by the party. The candidates are crisscrossing the state with just over a month to go before the Primary Election in Kentucky. Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Bevin spoke freely about his desire to see a change in Frankfort, touting his ...
KY Officials Approve Tuition Hikes at 4 Colleges
Friday, April 17, 2015 10:16 PM
State officials approved at or near maximum tuition increases at four state colleges on Friday. The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education approved a 3 percent hike for the University of Kentucky, 2.9 percent for Eastern Kentucky University, 2.9 percent for Murray State University and 3.1 percent for Northern Kentucky University. That's an average increase of 7.9 ...
UK Student Killed in Shooting Near Campus
Friday, April 17, 2015 8:37 AM
Police say a University of Kentucky student has been fatally shot in an altercation near campus. The Fayette County Coroner's Office told media the victim, 22-year-old Jonathan W. Krueger of Toledo, Ohio, died of a gunshot wound to the chest. Lexington police say they responded to a report of shots fired around 2 am Friday and found Krueger in the street. They say ...
Kentucky Judge Rejects State's Gay Marriage Ban
Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:55 PM
A Kentucky judge has ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses but put the ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar challenge to gay marriage bans. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate on Thursday ruled that Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage violates the constitutional right to equal protection. Oral arguments on challenges to gay ...
National Reductions Could Impact KY National Guard
Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:07 PM
Potential reductions in the National Guard's ranks across the nation could negatively impact the work of the Kentucky National Guard. Proposed reductions before Congress would drop the number of Guard members by 15,000 to 335,000. The proposed cuts to the Guard in fiscal 2015 are just part of the Pentagon's efforts to reconfigure itself for the ...
KY's Jobless Rate Drops to 5.1 Percent in March
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 PM
Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in March, the lowest rate since June 2001. The state office of Employment and Training said Thursday that Kentucky's jobless rate has been below the national rate for eight straight months. The state agency says Kentucky's preliminary jobless rate for March fell from the revised 5.3 percent rate in February. It says last ...
KY to Hear from Public on Water Quality Standards
Thursday, April 16, 2015 3:33 AM
The Kentucky Division of Water is conducting three public listening sessions in May to determine if any revisions need to be made to Kentucky's water quality standards. The sessions will invite comments from interested parties and the public regarding any changes to water quality standards. The listening sessions are May 12 at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren ...
KY Sec State Warns about Bogus IRS Phone Calls
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:21 PM
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is warning Kentucky businesses about suspicious callers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. According to a press release, business owners around Kentucky have reported receiving phone calls from the number 301-909-4956 alleging that the business owes back taxes and threatening action if immediate payment is not made. Business owners have ...
State Parks Open for Spring and Summer Fun
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:59 AM
Kentucky State Parks are open and ready for another spring and summer season of guests enjoying outdoor activities all across the state. “Our 49 parks have something for everyone – recreation, history, wildlife viewing, fishing, boating and more,” Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker said. “We invite Kentuckians and our out-of-state guests to visit one or more of our ...
HUD Awards Housing Grants in Kentucky
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:55 PM
Federal housing officials have awarded grants aimed at helping Kentuckians with their housing needs and preventing foreclosures. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the $241,866 in grants will support five housing counseling organizations in Kentucky. The federal agency says the bulk of the money _ $195,558 _ will go to the Kentucky Housing ...
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