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WKU names building after long-time state Rep. Jody Richards

05/05/2017 09:13 AM

BOWLING GREEN – Western Kentucky University’s Mass Media and Technology Hall was officially renamed in honor of long-time Rep. Jody Richards in ceremonies on the WKU campus on Thursday. Richards began his career as a faculty member at Western Kentucky University, teaching for seven years and serving as the adviser to the College Heights Herald and Talisman student publications before winning the 20th District House seat in 1975. Richards has spent the last 42 years in the House of Representatives, serving as... Read more 

Toyota investing $1.33 billion in Georgetown plant

04/10/2017 10:41 AM

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) is announcing a $1.33 billion investment in an effort to make the Georgetown, Kentucky plant the first in North America to use Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). Gov. Matt Bevin and TMMK president Wil James planned to announce the investment in a news conference on Monday morning. “This investment is absolute proof the Kentucky Toyota plant is not only a leader in manufacturing under the Toyota umbrella, but throughout the world,” Bevin said. “It... Read more 

Former Gov. Steve Beshear will soon release book; discusses leadership, health care with Harvard School of Public Health

03/29/2017 05:09 PM

Former Gov. Steve Beshear took part in a discussion touching on leadership, health care, a book detailing his years in the governor’s mansion and his rebuttal to President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. In the talk at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beshear confirmed he will soon release a book entitled: People Over Politics. The book is currently listed available for pre-order on Amazon has a May 26 release date,... Read more 

Bowling Green chapter of Black Lives Matter seeks to take control of the narrative

02/28/2017 02:24 PM

BOWLING GREEN – The Black Lives Matter chapter in Bowling Green is less than a year old, but the founders of the chapter are coming together to start their own narrative about the role of the movement within their city. The Bowling Green chapter was founded in June of 2016. The four founders: Brandon Render, Veronica Reed, Lydia Billion and Chasity Rodgers created the chapter to help organize those wanting to take action, but they say some didn’t know how... Read more 

Fmr. Louisville Mayor, Obama appointee Jerry Abramson takes role with Bellarmine University

01/18/2017 03:25 PM

Jerry Abramson, Kentucky’s 55th Lt. Gov. and Louisville’s “Mayor for Life,” is returning to Louisville after serving in the Obama administration to join Bellarmine University. Abramson will join Bellarmine University next week as an Executive in Residence. Abramson returns to Kentucky from Washington D.C. where he served as President Obama’s director of intergovernmental relations the past two years. The former local, state and federal official will teach courses on leadership and civics and be available as a guest lecturer in... Read more 

Martin Luther King Jr Day events around the Commonwealth

01/14/2017 07:00 AM

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is sharing a list of different events taking place around the Commonwealth and Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Ashland Monday, January 16 events 10 a.m. The Annual Ashland-Boyd County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March, Service and Lunch at the St. James AME Church. Located at 333 MLK Jr. Blvd, Ashland, Ky, 41101 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lunch at First Presbyterian Church located at 1600 Winchester Av Ashland,... Read more 

SACS details issues with Bevin's UofL board of trustees reorganization in letter sent Wednesday

01/12/2017 12:15 AM

UPDATED: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has sent a formal letter to the University of Louisville after placing the public university on one-year accreditation probation in December. The letter from SACS follows the June reorganizing of the UofL board by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin; a move that was essentially codified by the General Assembly in their first week back in Frankfort. On Wednesday, SACS informed the university that they placed the institution on probation... Read more 

Schedule for week one of U.S. Senate confirmation hearings

01/10/2017 10:36 AM

Confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks start Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Below is the schedule for the first week of confirmation hearings, including updates on the proceedings. Tuesday, January 10 9:30 a.m. Senate Judiciary Committee: Attorney General nominee, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama. 3:30 p.m. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee: Secretary of Homeland Security nominee, retired General John F. Kelly, USMC. Wednesday, January 11 9 a.m. Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Secretary of State nominee, Rex Tillerson. 9:30 a.m. Senate... Read more 

Nate Haney, former deputy secretary of Bevin's cabinet, joining McCarthy Strategic Solutions

01/02/2017 07:53 PM

Nate Haney, a high-level member of Gov. Matt Bevin’s team, is leaving his post in the executive cabinet to join the private-sector lobbying firm of McCarthy Strategic Solutions. The Louisville Republican will join McCarthy Strategic Solutions as a principal. Haney is the highest-level Bevin administration policy staffer to depart the administration for the government affairs sector. Bevin tapped Haney, the former head of the Jefferson County Republican Party, to serve as deputy secretary of the Executive Cabinet on Jan. 19 of... Read more 

Latest KIDS COUNT report reveals 'discomforting truths' for Kentucky kids

12/08/2016 02:21 PM

Kentucky’s kids are deeply impacted by their race, income, and where they live, according to a recent report which drilled into all 120 counties in the state. The headline is not new, but Kentucky Youth Advocates, the force behind the information found in the 2016 Kentucky KIDS COUNT data book, is trying to drive leaders and individuals to think about confronting those truths. “Our real push is that no kid’s outcome should be determined by the color of their skin, their... Read more 

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