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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Barr reintroduces Horseracing Integrity Act

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...

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County Connections: Menu hasn't changed much at Flemingsburg Dairy Queen operated by state representative's family since 1953

FLEMINGSBURG — State Rep. John Sims says he knows the first and last names of about 80 percent of the customers who dine at his...

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Help Wanted Kentucky aims to steer attention to high-demand jobs and scholarship opportunities

LOUISVILLE – State officials are hoping to get the word out about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program, announcing a new website and text-messaging line...

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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-megabyte-per-second download speeds and 4 megabyte-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 

County Connections: Menu hasn't changed much at Flemingsburg Dairy Queen operated by state representative's family since 1953

05/24/2017 08:30 PM

FLEMINGSBURG — State Rep. John Sims says he knows the first and last names of about 80 percent of the customers who dine at his Dairy Queen restaurant in Flemingsburg, and it’s pretty easy for him to spot first-timers who peruse the menu for the first time. “You can usually tell the out-of-towners because they’re like, ‘Wow,’” Sims said. “You know, it takes them a few minutes to order.” Unlike most Dairy Queen restaurants, the Flemingsburg location’s menu hasn’t changed much since... Read more 

Help Wanted Kentucky aims to steer attention to high-demand jobs and scholarship opportunities

05/24/2017 04:58 PM

LOUISVILLE – State officials are hoping to get the word out about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program, announcing a new website and text-messaging line Wednesday that will provide insight into high-demand fields. Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner unveiled the Help Wanted Kentucky initiative alongside Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box and UPS Air District Vice President Joe Boyle at the UPS WorldPort Global Operations Center. The website, helpwantedky.com, covers five employment sectors – health care,... Read more 

County Connections: Fleming County covered bridges offer links to the past

05/24/2017 02:57 PM

FLEMINGSBURG – Of the 13 wooden covered bridges still standing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, three are located in Fleming County. Covered bridges were first built in the 1790’s but did not become widely popular until after 1814. The bridges were covered to protect them from the weather. At one time Kentucky had over 400 wooden bridges as the timbered spans played a romantic role in the state’s history. Lori Ulrich, member of the Wooden Covered Bridge Authority, and... Read more 

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