WKU SGA proposal calling for free tuition as reparations for slavery about getting conversation started on attracting more diversity

BOWLING GREEN – A resolution passed by the Western Kentucky University Student Council last week has got the attention of many around the country. ...

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Louisville pediatrician seeing signs of toxic stress associated with increased deportations

LOUISVILLE — With a more aggressive approach to enforcing immigration from the federal government, families have become fearful for their future together, and the anxiety...

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Secretary of State Grimes leads symposium on doing business with China

COVINGTON – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes led a regional symposium on Thursday in Northern Kentucky regarding the economic partnership between the Commonwealth of...

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University of Louisville racetrack clinic gets national recognition

The Kentucky Racing Health Services Clinic has been designated an innovative model by the American Academy of Nursing, the University of Louisville announced in a...

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Braidy Industries announces $1.3B for new aluminum plant in Greenup County

UPDATED WURTLAND — Braidy Industries will invest $1.3 billion in a new Greenup County facility that its chief executive officer says will create high-quality, low-cost...

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Westerfield will file Marsy's Law again in 2018

State Senator Whitney Westerfield says he will continue to fight for a proposed constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law despite failing to pass a bill...

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WKU SGA proposal calling for free tuition as reparations for slavery about getting conversation started on attracting more diversity

04/28/2017 03:19 PM

BOWLING GREEN – A resolution passed by the Western Kentucky University Student Council last week has got the attention of many around the country. The resolution, which passed by a 19-10 vote with one abstention calls for, among other things, free tuition for Black students as reparations for slavery. WKU sophomores and Student Government Association Senators Andrea Ambam from Peculiar, Missouri, an African-American, and Brian Anderson, from LaRue County, a Caucasian, co-authored the resolution, which is similar to one passed... Read more 

Louisville pediatrician seeing signs of toxic stress associated with increased deportations

04/27/2017 05:31 PM

LOUISVILLE — With a more aggressive approach to enforcing immigration from the federal government, families have become fearful for their future together, and the anxiety has health care professionals concerned. Dr. Julia Richerson, a pediatrician who sees patients full-time in Louisville and serves on the state chapter and in a national role for the American Academy of Pediatrics, says parents and children face serious health challenges associated with the fear and reality of deportation raids. “It’s a horrible stress for... Read more 

Secretary of State Grimes leads symposium on doing business with China

04/27/2017 02:51 PM

COVINGTON – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes led a regional symposium on Thursday in Northern Kentucky regarding the economic partnership between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and China. Grimes traveled to China back in 2015 to meet with Chinese companies to encourage investment in the state. In January 2017, Grimes met with Chinese Embassy officials to promote Kentucky. According to the Kentucky Center for Economic Development, Kentucky’s exports broke an all-time record in 2016 with $29.24 billion in goods and services... Read more 

University of Louisville racetrack clinic gets national recognition

04/27/2017 11:03 AM

The Kentucky Racing Health Services Clinic has been designated an innovative model by the American Academy of Nursing, the University of Louisville announced in a news release Thursday. The clinic is a nonprofit run by the U of L School of Nursing and funded by the Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare Fund. KRHSC opened its doors in 2005 to provide comprehensive health care services to the backside workers of the Thoroughbred racing industry and their families. The clinic is funded by... Read more 

Braidy Industries announces $1.3B for new aluminum plant in Greenup County

04/26/2017 04:19 PM

UPDATED WURTLAND — Braidy Industries will invest $1.3 billion in a new Greenup County facility that its chief executive officer says will create high-quality, low-cost aluminum and employ hundreds in northeastern Kentucky. State and company officials announced the endeavor Wednesday, saying the 2.5 million square foot plant will make aluminum products for auto and aerospace manufacturers as well as the U.S. Department of Defense. Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard said the Delaware-based company will employ 550 workers with average pay of... Read more 

Westerfield will file Marsy's Law again in 2018

04/25/2017 08:05 PM

State Senator Whitney Westerfield says he will continue to fight for a proposed constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law despite failing to pass a bill two years in a row. Westerfield filed the bill, known as Marsy’s Law, both in 2016 and in 2017. It was one of a handful of constitutional amendments filed during this year’s session, with none of them making it to the Governor’s desk. Despite back-to-back failures, Westerfield has hope for the 60-day session next year. “A... Read more 

Bevin to announce aluminum plant in northeastern Kentucky

04/25/2017 01:29 PM

On Wednesday, Gov. Matt Bevin will announce a $1.3 billion investment in Kentucky by an aluminum plant in northeastern Kentucky. Three sources with information about the deal tell Spectrum News that the project is the “mystery project” for which lawmakers approved an extra $15 million in bonding authority during the session. One source with knowledge of the aluminum plant said the facility will likely do stamping, but more information would be available during Wednesday’s press conference. During the last day... Read more 

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