Beshear hopes for "final, ultimate decision" by Supreme Court in board reorganization lawsuits

LOUISVILLE — Less than a week after he argued against Gov. Matt Bevin’s higher education cuts before the Kentucky Supreme Court, Attorney General Andy...

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Grimes says voter registration portal and overseas military voting initiatives showing successful results

FRANKFORT – Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says that the GoVoteKy.com web portal, launched in March 2016 has been a huge success...

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Jim Gray addresses high school agriculture students in Lexington, says his sole campaign focus is on Kentucky

LEXINGTON – Lexington mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray took a break from the campaign trail on Tuesday morning to tour and...

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Judge allows Bevin to reorganize KRS board, blocks removal of Elliott

UPDATED FRANKFORT — In a ruling released Monday evening a Franklin Circuit Court judge has allowed Gov. Bevin to reorganize the Kentucky Retirement...

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All Newport High School students receive new MacBook laptops to assist with studies

NEWPORT – Teachers and administrators at Newport High School are making sure that every student in the school becomes proficient in using technology by...

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Group pushing for school scholarship tax credits hopeful ahead of 2017 legislative session

It’s the time of year when kids are getting up early, packing a lunch and heading off to school, but for many parents where the...

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Beshear hopes for "final, ultimate decision" by Supreme Court in board reorganization lawsuits

08/23/2016 05:41 PM

LOUISVILLE — Less than a week after he argued against Gov. Matt Bevin’s higher education cuts before the Kentucky Supreme Court, Attorney General Andy Beshear says he ultimately expects to be back in front of the high court as a pair of lawsuits challenging gubernatorial overhauls of boards move through the judicial process. On Monday, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued a temporary injunction that put ousted Kentucky Retirement Systems board chairman Tommy Elliott back on the panel while keeping other... Read more 

Grimes says voter registration portal and overseas military voting initiatives showing successful results

08/23/2016 04:24 PM

FRANKFORT – Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says that the GoVoteKy.com web portal, launched in March 2016 has been a huge success in allowing Kentuckians to either register to vote, or update their registration online. Grimes told member of the Interim Joint Committee on State Government Subcommittee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs Task Force that more and more citizens are being drawn to the site. “We had had over 100,000 Kentuckians access it,” Grimes said. “Over 37,000 applications... Read more 

Jim Gray addresses high school agriculture students in Lexington, says his sole campaign focus is on Kentucky

08/23/2016 01:01 PM

LEXINGTON – Lexington mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray took a break from the campaign trail on Tuesday morning to tour and visit with students at Locust Trace Agriscience Center in Lexington, where students learn about all aspects of agriculture, equine studies and veterinary science. Gray talked to the students about how important agriculture is to the state, and said that’s he’s inspired to see so many young people are looking to focus on agriculture. “You see the passion... Read more 

Judge allows Bevin to reorganize KRS board, blocks removal of Elliott

08/22/2016 06:57 PM

UPDATED FRANKFORT — In a ruling released Monday evening a Franklin Circuit Court judge has allowed Gov. Bevin to reorganize the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees, but he has blocked the governor’s removal of the board chair. In a ruling on Monday, Judge Phil Shepherd granted a temporary injunction keeping Board Chair Tommy Elliott in place, despite an executive order from Bevin removing Elliott from the post. Pending a final judgement, Shepherd ruled that Elliott could once again serve... Read more 

All Newport High School students receive new MacBook laptops to assist with studies

08/22/2016 02:37 PM

NEWPORT – Teachers and administrators at Newport High School are making sure that every student in the school becomes proficient in using technology by distributing new Apple MacBook laptop computers to every student for use during the school year. The new MacBooks are the result of a $1.5 million federal School Improvement Grant, of which $500,000 was used to purchase the laptops. In addition, all 7th and 8th grade students in the district will receive iPads, while students in grades 3-6 will... Read more 

Group pushing for school scholarship tax credits hopeful ahead of 2017 legislative session

08/21/2016 11:35 AM

It’s the time of year when kids are getting up early, packing a lunch and heading off to school, but for many parents where the bus drops off students is a major issue. While many groups call for charter schools, EdChoice Kentucky, is calling for a tax credit scholarship which would allow for some students living in impoverished areas to attend private educational institutions. Charles Leis is the recently named president of EdChoice Kentucky, and as he explained businesses and... Read more 

Treatment of tracker at Paul town hall in Carter Co. questioned by Gray campaign, which downplays video of staffer hip-checking RPK tracker

08/20/2016 10:51 PM

They’re often forgotten by the public until a candidate’s tongue slips — or an aide’s tongue slips onto a camera’s lens — but the alleged mistreatment of political trackers has emerged in this year’s U.S. Senate race. And after Democrat Jim Gray harkened back the stomping incident outside KET studios that led to assault charges against a volunteer for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s 2010 campaign, Pure Politics obtained footage of a Gray campaign staffer hip-checking a tracker for the Republican Party... Read more 

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