Jim Bunning, former senator and baseball Hall of Famer, dies at age 85

Former U.S. Senator and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died at age 85. The River City News reported Saturday that Bunning...

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Gov. Bevin chaps media coverage of home sale after ethics complaint filed

FRANKFORT – The chairman of Common Cause Kentucky has filed a complaint with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission questioning the sale of a home where...

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Business investments in Kentucky hit new record with $5.8B pledged so far this year

FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin and state officials said Friday that Kentucky had set a new high-water mark in economic development with more than $5.8...

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Spectrum launches affordable Internet initiative for low-income Louisville residents

LOUISVILLE – Spectrum announced Thursday that it will be offering reduced-price, high-speed Internet for low-income residents in Louisville. The initiative, called Spectrum Internet Assist, will provide...

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Two union groups sue to block new right-to-work law, rankling governor and top lawmakers

A pair of labor groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the state’s newly enacted right-to-work law, hoping to block the law that prohibits unions from...

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Greenbo Lake lodge reopens after fire and structural damage repair

GREENUP – With Memorial Day weekend upon us, the start of the traditional summer tourist season means that many more visitors will be flocking to...

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Jim Bunning, former senator and baseball Hall of Famer, dies at age 85

05/27/2017 12:58 PM

Former U.S. Senator and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died at age 85. The River City News reported Saturday that Bunning passed late Friday, and his son, U.S. District Judge David Bunning, tweeted that “Heaven got its No 1 starter today.” “Our lives are better off because of your love & dedication to family,” he wrote. Heaven got its No 1 starter today. Our lives & the nation are better off because of your love & dedication... Read more 

Gov. Bevin chaps media coverage of home sale after ethics complaint filed

05/27/2017 12:34 PM

FRANKFORT – The chairman of Common Cause Kentucky has filed a complaint with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission questioning the sale of a home where Gov. Matt Bevin and his family now live. The Courier Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader reported Friday that Richard Beliles, chairman of the government watchdog group, submitted the complaint as a private citizen rather than a representative of Common Cause Kentucky, and accused Bevin of using his public office for personal benefit after a donor,... Read more 

Business investments in Kentucky hit new record with $5.8B pledged so far this year

05/26/2017 06:04 PM

FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin and state officials said Friday that Kentucky had set a new high-water mark in economic development with more than $5.8 billion in business investments pledged thus far this year. That amount surpasses the previous record, $5.1 billion, set in 2015, and Bevin says this year’s total will likely grow with seven months left in the calendar year. The governor said he’s continuing to talk to businesses interested in future developments in Kentucky. “We are just getting warmed... Read more 

Spectrum launches affordable Internet initiative for low-income Louisville residents

05/25/2017 07:15 PM

LOUISVILLE – Spectrum announced Thursday that it will be offering reduced-price, high-speed Internet for low-income residents in Louisville. The initiative, called Spectrum Internet Assist, will provide 30-megabit-per-second download speeds and 4 megabit-per-second upload speeds for $14.99 per month, including free modems and installation. Jason Keller, Spectrum’s senior director of government affairs, said the program will be available for families with students in the National School Lunch Program or receive free or reduced lunch and residents 65 and older who get Supplemental Security... Read more 

Two union groups sue to block new right-to-work law, rankling governor and top lawmakers

05/25/2017 03:49 PM

A pair of labor groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the state’s newly enacted right-to-work law, hoping to block the law that prohibits unions from collecting fees from non-members. The AFL-CIO and Teamsters Local 89 named Gov. Matt Bevin and Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey in the suit filed in Franklin Circuit Court, arguing that the right-to-work law violates the Kentucky Constitution. Unions packed the Capitol to protest House Bill 1, which passed the House on a 58-39 vote and the Senate... Read more 

Greenbo Lake lodge reopens after fire and structural damage repair

05/25/2017 01:59 PM

GREENUP – With Memorial Day weekend upon us, the start of the traditional summer tourist season means that many more visitors will be flocking to the Commonwealth’s 49 state parks, and employees at one of the 17 resort parks are a little happier than others now that the 2017 summer tourist season is here. The Jesse Stuart Lodge at Greenbo Lake State Park opened its doors this week after being closed since October 4, 2015. Nineteen months ago, a kitchen fire broke... Read more 

Barr reintroduces Horseracing Integrity Act

05/25/2017 01:20 PM

Kentucky U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, and U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-New York, co-chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus are introducing legislation to bring uniformity to medications within horse racing. The bill, filed on Thursday, is a revamped version of legislation brought in 2015. The legislation establishes an authority to create and implement a national uniform medication program with input from the horse industry. Barr said the legislation is needed because of the numerous different conflicting rules governing medication practices... Read more 

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