Former Gov. Paul Patton honored with a statue

PIKEVILLE – A statue honoring former Gov. Paul Patton was unveiled on Tuesday in downtown Pikeville.

The 9-foot bronze statue, which honors Pike counties most...

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Sen. Rand Paul says that he is the best candidate to protect Kentuckians from government intrusion

LEXINGTON – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul told a gathering in Lexington on Wednesday that he believes that his race against Democratic nominee...

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Jim Gray announces 4-point plan to save coal industry

PIKEVILLE – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray unveiled a four-point plan on Tuesday in Pikeville to help invigorate the coal industry and revitalize...

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Day One of the Democratic National Convention "Stronger Together"

PHILADELPHIA – The Kentucky delegates are all settled in the city of brotherly love and began their first morning at the Democratic National Convention...

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Accountability Steering Committee looks to change accountability system in Kentucky's schools

FRANKFORT – How to implement the new federally mandated Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with a new Kentucky accountability system designed by commonwealth...

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Former Gov. Paul Patton honored with a statue

07/27/2016 06:41 PM

PIKEVILLE – A statue honoring former Gov. Paul Patton was unveiled on Tuesday in downtown Pikeville. The 9-foot bronze statue, which honors Pike counties most famous citizen,who also served as Pike County judge executive, is located in front of the iconic 99 steps which lead up to the University of Pikeville where Patton is current chancellor and earlier served as president. The $70,000 cost of the statue was raised through private contributions. The 79-year-old Patton, who attended the ceremony, was the first Kentucky... Read more 

Sen. Rand Paul says that he is the best candidate to protect Kentuckians from government intrusion

07/27/2016 06:37 PM

LEXINGTON – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul told a gathering in Lexington on Wednesday that he believes that his race against Democratic nominee Jim Gray is all about who will do a better job of protecting Kentucky’s citizens from burdensome government intrusion. Paul, has spent the last 2 weeks crisscrossing the state putting on numerous town hall meetings where he presents voters with his views on a variety of subjects before taking questions from those in attendance. He emphasized to those... Read more 

Jim Gray announces 4-point plan to save coal industry

07/26/2016 07:52 PM

PIKEVILLE – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray unveiled a four-point plan on Tuesday in Pikeville to help invigorate the coal industry and revitalize Kentucky’s coal mining regions. The four points of the plan include making innovation and technology work for Kentucky, bringing more industries and companies to the state, providing worker training to provide a well-trained and hard working workforce, and protecting pension plans for miners which are in crisis from shortfalls. Gray acknowledged that the industry has taken hits over... Read more 

Day Two of the Democratic National Convention "A Lifetime of Fighting for Children & Families"

07/26/2016 07:30 PM

PHILADELPHIA – Uniting the party behind the presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was the goal of Monday night’s speeches at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton’s primary rival Bernie Sanders took the stage in support of the former Secretary of State, but Sanders wasn’t the one who stole the show. First Lady Michelle Obama was all anyone was talking about at the end of the night. The Kentucky delegates were among those blown away by the First Lady as she talked... Read more 

Day One of the Democratic National Convention "Stronger Together"

07/25/2016 07:30 PM

PHILADELPHIA – The Kentucky delegates are all settled in the city of brotherly love and began their first morning at the Democratic National Convention hearing from U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn, D- South Carolina, and the former Secretary of State for New Jersey Regena Thomas. When it comes to federal elections, Kentucky is usually a state that goes red, but Clyburn and Regena spoke to the crowd about how to turn the Bluegrass State blue this presidential election. The convention is... Read more 

Accountability Steering Committee looks to change accountability system in Kentucky's schools

07/25/2016 04:53 PM

FRANKFORT – How to implement the new federally mandated Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with a new Kentucky accountability system designed by commonwealth stakeholders was the focus of the second meeting of the Kentucky Department of Education Accountability Steering Committee held on Monday. ESSA, which is to be implemented for the 2017/18 school year, replaces No Child Left Behind which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in January 2002. The committee, made up of teachers, principals, superintendents, education administrators,... Read more 

A wrap-up of the 2016 Republican National Convention

07/22/2016 07:30 PM

CLEVELAND – Tear down is underway in the Quicken Loans Arena. The Republican National Convention came to an end with Donald Trump officially accepting the GOP nomination in what was one of the longest acceptance speeches in history. State Senator Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, says he believes Trump hit all of the marks in his highly-anticipated speech. “Everybody that’s at home watching this I think he appealed to them,” Alavardo said. “Talked about a lot of things that I think you’ve heard... Read more 

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