Gov. Bevin reflects on 2017, addresses economic growth, health care, pension reform

12/21/2017 12:22 PM

Two years after taking office, Governor Matt Bevin reflected back on 2017 during an end-of-year press conference on Thursday. Bevin touted accomplishments ranging from the economy to education and criminal justice reform. Bevin says one of the highlights of the year was the passing of right-to-work legislation, which he credits for record-breaking figures in economic growth. “It’s not even remotely coincidental that the connection between all of these jobs and all of this investment happens to be coming in a year when... Read more 

Tickets on sale for 2018 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

12/20/2017 02:16 PM

All-session tickets are now on sale for the 2018 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. The tournament is scheduled for March 7-11 at the Scottrade Center. Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or by calling (800) 745-3000. A full tournament schedule is below: Wednesday, March 7 Seed #12 vs. Seed #13 SEC Network ... Read more 

House Adoption Work Group presents recommendations to improve state's foster care and adoption system

12/20/2017 09:02 AM

Earlier this year, House leadership created the House Adoption Work Group in an effort to bring reform to the process. The bipartisan group spent eight months crafting policy recommendations for the 2018 General Assembly and unveiled those recommendations to House leadership on Tuesday. The recommendations presented include establishing and maintaining a putative father registry, which would allow potential fathers to go on record if they do not wish to place a child up for adoption. “He either says, ‘I’m okay if... Read more 

Hour of Code strengthens future Kentucky workforce

12/07/2017 04:07 PM

Anderson, Bowling Green Independent and Clay County High Schools were each announced on Thursday as recipients of a $3,000 Computer Science Education Incentive Award from Advance Kentucky and Charter Communications. State Senate President Robert Stivers returned to his hometown in Manchester to present the award. Stivers says it’s important to teach students about coding and other forms of technology, so they are prepared to compete in the global workforce.  Read more 

U.S. fugitive Eric Conn captured in Honduras, returns to Lexington in FBI custody

12/05/2017 05:17 PM

The infamous Eastern Kentucky disability lawyer who police say defrauded the government of millions is back in custody. Eric Conn arrived at Bluegrass Airport on Tuesday evening after evading law enforcement for months. He was captured and arrested outside a Pizza Hut in Honduras on Saturday. Conn fled custody in June after pleading guilty to theft of government property and payment of illegal gratuities. Investigators say Conn, along with two others, conspired over a 10-year period to have disability benefits awarded... Read more 

University of Louisville removed from probation, maintains full accreditation

12/05/2017 12:32 PM

The University of Louisville announced on Tuesday that it has been removed from accreditation probation, per the university’s accreditation agency. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC) notified UofL of its decision one year after it initially placed the school on probation. The agency ruled the university has adequately addressed nine concerns in areas of governance, administration and finance. In a statement, UofL Interim President Greg Postel said: “We are pleased with the decision by the Southern Association of... Read more 

UK Football | Courtney Love wins 2017 Wuerffel Trophy

12/05/2017 09:56 AM

University of Kentucky senior linebacker Courtney Love has been named the winner of the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy. The award honors college football players who best combine exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. Love leads the team in community service hours. He currently volunteers at Amachi Central Kentucky, a mentoring program that pairs adults with children and youth who have one or both parents in state or federal prison or are affected by incarceration in some way. Love has also served... Read more 

UK Football | Kentucky falls at No. 7 Georgia

11/18/2017 07:26 PM

Kentucky Football lost at No. 7 Georgia Saturday, 42-13. Benny Snell, Jr. rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Stephen Johnson was 12 of 22 through the air for 138 yards, including a 45-yard connection with Blake Bone. The Wildcats will close the regular season next Sat., Nov. 25 when they take on the Louisville Cardinals at home in the annual Governor’s Cup showdown. Kickoff is set for noon ET. Read more 

Mark Stoops' weekly press conference: Previewing Vanderbilt

11/06/2017 03:27 PM

Mark Stoops met with the media on Monday ahead of the Wildcats’ game against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday. Watch the video below to hear what he had to say after a weekend loss to Ole Miss:  Read more 

University of Louisville announces hiring of former UNC exec as CFO, pending Board of Trustees approval

11/03/2017 10:23 AM

The University of Louisville announced on Friday that former University of North Carolina System executive Jonathan Pruitt has been named as the university’s new Chief Financial Officer. Pruitt recently served as senior vice president for finance and budget and chief financial officer at the University of North Carolina System. His new role with UofL will officially begin January 16, pending approval from the Board of Trustees. “The University of Louisville is a remarkable institution, and I am honored, humbled, and excited to... Read more