Korean War veteran fears that many Americans have lost significance of Memorial Day

ALEXANDRIA — Veterans are concerned that many younger people in the country today have forgotten the true meaning of what Memorial Day is all...

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Heather French Henry tells of family experience tracking down lost military loved one during Memorial Day service

JEFFERSONTOWN — Heather French Henry shared her father’s experiences during and after the Vietnam War to underscore the importance of honoring veterans during a...

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Gateway CTC interim president making tough decisions with shrinking enrollment and cuts in state appropriations

FLORENCE — Like most Kentucky Community and Technical College System institutions, Gateway Community and Technical College is going through some tough times.

The school, which...

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The Chatter: How D.C. leadership PACs spend their money, new Ky. Colonels on hold and Gov. Bevin's office sells 237 Derby tickets

Golf outings, poolside fundraisers in Beverly Hills, gambling tips from an expert horseracing handicapper and political consultants.

Those are among the items paid for by leadership...

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Kentucky will join lawsuit against Obama administration's transgender bathroom guidelines, Bevin says

UPDATED: Kentucky will join 11 other states in a federal lawsuit against transgender bathroom guidelines laid out by President Barack Obama’s administration, Gov. Matt...

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Attica Scott plans on taking progressive fight to Frankfort in January

After defeating 34-year incumbent Tom Riner in the Democratic 41st House District primary, Attica Scott has scooped up national attention and plans to make waves...

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Korean War veteran fears that many Americans have lost significance of Memorial Day

05/30/2016 02:13 PM

ALEXANDRIA — Veterans are concerned that many younger people in the country today have forgotten the true meaning of what Memorial Day is all about. U.S. Army Korean War veteran J.W. Crail, who was the grand marshal at this year’s Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 Memorial Day Parade, expressed concern that a lot of citizens just look at the holiday as a day off work for picnics and fun and not a day to recognize the service of... Read more 

Heather French Henry tells of family experience tracking down lost military loved one during Memorial Day service

05/29/2016 11:37 PM

JEFFERSONTOWN — Heather French Henry shared her father’s experiences during and after the Vietnam War to underscore the importance of honoring veterans during a Memorial Day service Sunday. About 100 military veterans, families and supporters gathered at the Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park to recognize those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Henry, the deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, offered the keynote speech for the event, hosted by the City of Jeffersontown and the American Legion G.I.... Read more 

Gateway CTC interim president making tough decisions with shrinking enrollment and cuts in state appropriations

05/29/2016 08:00 AM

FLORENCE — Like most Kentucky Community and Technical College System institutions, Gateway Community and Technical College is going through some tough times. The school, which has 4,500 students at its three campuses scattered across northern Kentucky, has seen its enrollment drop 15 percent since 2014, its fixed costs increase, and a 4.5 percent reduction in state appropriations for the next two fiscal years, which has led to some tough decisions. Interim President Vic Adams, who has led the school for nearly two... Read more 

The Chatter: How D.C. leadership PACs spend their money, new Ky. Colonels on hold and Gov. Bevin's office sells 237 Derby tickets

05/28/2016 02:18 PM

Golf outings, poolside fundraisers in Beverly Hills, gambling tips from an expert horseracing handicapper and political consultants. Those are among the items paid for by leadership PACs affiliated with Kentucky’s congressional delegation, according to reports by the Lexington Herald-Leader on Friday. The newspaper examined how leadership PACs linked to Kentucky’s elected representatives in Washington, D.C., spent their dollars ahead of this year’s election cycle, expenses defended as necessary to help boost fundraising and, in turn, help other like-minded politicians win or retain... Read more 

Kentucky will join lawsuit against Obama administration's transgender bathroom guidelines, Bevin says

05/27/2016 01:16 PM

UPDATED: Kentucky will join 11 other states in a federal lawsuit against transgender bathroom guidelines laid out by President Barack Obama’s administration, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Texas, follows a directive by the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Justice Department and other federal agencies on Wednesday, came in response to a directive by the Obama administration that individuals’ gender identities are covered by sexual discrimination laws and that schools could jeopardize federal education... Read more 

Attica Scott plans on taking progressive fight to Frankfort in January

05/27/2016 10:27 AM

After defeating 34-year incumbent Tom Riner in the Democratic 41st House District primary, Attica Scott has scooped up national attention and plans to make waves in the General Assembly. Scott, a former Louisville Metro Council member, is known for her activism. With no Republican opponent filed to contest the seat in the general election, Scott will attempt to turn that activism to action when she heads to Frankfort in January. “Because of my experience I’m able to talk to other... Read more 

New board at Kentucky Horse Park names new executive director during special meeting Thursday

05/26/2016 04:33 PM

LEXINGTON — After spending about an hour and a half behind closed doors during a special called meeting on Thursday, the newly reorganized Kentucky Horse Park Commission unanimously named Laura Prewitt as its new executive director. The former executive director of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Festival replaces Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director Jamie Link, who was appointed to the position in October 2014 and whose contract expires June 30. The decision comes two days after Gov. Matt Bevin abolished and then reauthorized... Read more 

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