Congressman Yarmuth says Republicans "are looking for a unicorn" in health-care reform, talks no-confidence resolution against Trump

U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth is among two dozen House Democrats to file a no-confidence resolution in the House of Representatives against President Donald Trump. The resolution...

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Complaints against Gov. Bevin unanimously dismissed by Executive Branch Ethics Commission

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has thrown out a pair of complaints accusing Gov. Matt Bevin of accepting an improper gift by spending $1.6 million...

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Agriculture Commissioner Quarles says that ag community needs to do a better job of educating consumers about their industry

LEXINGTON – Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles told members of the American Association of Meat Processors that they need to educate legislators and the public...

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Leadership Kentucky expands programming to reflect evolution of Kentucky's business climate

Leadership Kentucky, a prestigious leadership development organization, has begun incorporating unique and new content to reflect the evolution of the state’s business climate since its...

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Unemployment shows slight uptick in June at 5.1 percent

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed slightly to 5.1 percent in June, a 0.1 increase from the previous month. The state’s jobless rate lags the national...

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UofL Board of Trustees expected to approve new KFC Yum! Center lease agreement

During its meeting on Thursday afternoon, the University of Louisville Board of Trustees is expected to approve a new lease agreement involving the primary tenant...

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Congressman Yarmuth says Republicans "are looking for a unicorn" in health-care reform, talks no-confidence resolution against Trump

07/21/2017 01:44 PM

U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth is among two dozen House Democrats to file a no-confidence resolution in the House of Representatives against President Donald Trump. The resolution formally acknowledges the lawmakers’ lack of confidence in the president’s ability to lead the country. Cited within the resolution include Trump’s familiar relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin, his refusal to release his tax returns and the termination of former FBI Director James Comey. Yarmuth, D-Louisville, says he doesn’t expect the resolution to pass the House,... Read more 

Complaints against Gov. Bevin unanimously dismissed by Executive Branch Ethics Commission

07/21/2017 11:47 AM

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has thrown out a pair of complaints accusing Gov. Matt Bevin of accepting an improper gift by spending $1.6 million to buy a home in March from a state contractor and member of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board that had been valued at around $2.5 million by the Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator. In letters dated Wednesday and first reported by Kentucky Today, the commission’s executive director, Kathryn Gabhart, informed Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, and... Read more 

Agriculture Commissioner Quarles says that ag community needs to do a better job of educating consumers about their industry

07/20/2017 12:52 PM

LEXINGTON – Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles told members of the American Association of Meat Processors that they need to educate legislators and the public better about their business so people have a clearer understanding of their business and what possible legislation will help their businesses run smoother. Quarles was the keynote speaker for the opening day of that organization’s convention in Lexington. The commissioner acknowledged that currently many lack a clear understanding of how the agriculture business works. “We simply live in... Read more 

Leadership Kentucky expands programming to reflect evolution of Kentucky's business climate

07/20/2017 12:48 PM

Leadership Kentucky, a prestigious leadership development organization, has begun incorporating unique and new content to reflect the evolution of the state’s business climate since its creation more than three decades ago. New Executives to Kentucky is one of three new programs offered by Leadership Kentucky. It began with the Class of 2014 and introduces students to the culture of the Commonwealth as well as issues important to the future of Kentucky. From the economic outlook to public policy and even tours... Read more 

Unemployment shows slight uptick in June at 5.1 percent

07/20/2017 11:49 AM

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed slightly to 5.1 percent in June, a 0.1 increase from the previous month. The state’s jobless rate lags the national rate of 4.4 percent as employment dropped by 10,721 jobs and unemployment grew by 2,191 from May, according to a news release Thursday from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. However, the nearly 1.8 million jobs in the state as of June are 76,792 more than the amount in June 2016, when unemployment was 5... Read more 

UofL Board of Trustees expected to approve new KFC Yum! Center lease agreement

07/20/2017 09:14 AM

During its meeting on Thursday afternoon, the University of Louisville Board of Trustees is expected to approve a new lease agreement involving the primary tenant of the KFC Yum! Center. The approval is the next step after the university’s athletic association voted in favor of the agreement earlier Thursday morning, followed by approval from the Louisville Arena Authority. The university and the arena authority have been negotiating amendments to the lease in which U of L would contribute more to the... Read more 

Republican Party of Kentucky spends Wednesday tweeting about possible conflicts of interest for Attorney General Beshear

07/19/2017 07:49 PM

The Republican Party of Kentucky again accused Attorney General Andy Beshear of conflicts of interest, this time unloading on the subject in a flurry of tweets on Wednesday. The RPK didn’t just focus on Beshear’s potential conflicts of interest in his office’s investigation of the University of Louisville Foundation or his office’s potential inquiry of Gov. Matt Bevin’s home purchase or its settlement with drugmaker Purdue Pharma or its investigation of former Deputy Attorney General Tim Longmeyer. They’re also raising possible conflicts... Read more 

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