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Most Kentuckians favor court-mandated treatment programs for drug offenders

05/02/2018 10:14 AM

LOUISVILLE- A new Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) reveals that eight out of 10 Kentucky adults favor court-mandated treatment programs for individuals with first or second drug offenses. Those with higher levels of education were more likely to support treatment programs, as opposed to incarceration. KHIP is an annual poll of Kentucky adults that is funded jointly through the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health. “We can’t arrest our way out of Kentucky’s substance use epidemic,” said... Read more 

County Connection: Farmer Sen. Paul Hornback brings agricultural perspective to the General Assembly

04/26/2018 12:12 PM

SHELBYVILLE – Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, has served in the General Assembly since 2011, and while many might be surprised with the fact that a full time farmer would be interested in public service, it was something that Hornback felt that he was destined to do. “I’ve always been involved in a lot of different organizations and I’ve always done some lobbying in Frankfort and in Washington, D.C., and always interested in what’s going on, not just on the farm and... Read more 

County Connection: Shelby County balances mix of city and rural life

04/25/2018 04:10 PM

SHELBYVILLE – Shelby County has seen its population double in the last 28 years from 24,824 in 1990 to close to 48,000 in 2018. In 2010, the county saw Collins High School built as Shelby County High School had become overcrowded. While the county has seen tremendous growth, a visit to Shelby County today will show that it has been able to maintain its rural roots. Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, a lifelong resident of the county, says that today’s mix of developed and... Read more 

New poll finds majority of Kentuckians believe addiction is a disease

04/25/2018 10:45 AM

LOUISVILLE- A new Kentucky Health Issues Poll finds that seven out of 10 adults in Kentucky believe addiction is a disease. The poll found that those in urban areas were more likely to have this belief, as opposed to those in rural areas. Residents in the Lexington area were the most likely to view it as a disease. Kentucky Health Issues Poll is an annual opinion poll of adults in Kentucky, funded jointly by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky... Read more 

Churchill Downs announces new parking plan for Derby Week

04/10/2018 01:33 PM

Those making plans to attend races at Churchill Downs Derby Week will want to pay attention to changes in the area that will affect parking and entering the track. Track officials have announced a new website,, to help guests navigate the new information and plan their arrival. They say the new parking and traffic plan is designed to expand parking capacity and shuttle service, but also enhance the surrounding neighborhood as well. “We’re including a lot of new things there,... Read more 

EPA easing fuel regulations could result in savings for Northern Kentucky motorists

04/04/2018 02:01 PM

COVINGTON – Consumers will pay less for gasoline in Northern Kentucky beginning July 1 thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to approve Kentucky’s revision to the State Implementation Plan to eliminate reformulated gasoline (RFG) requirements for Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. Northern Kentucky has been required to use RFG since 1995 after Kentucky voluntarily opted into the federal RFG program to meet Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements. Last year, the Kentucky Division for Air Quality evaluated the potential impact of removing... Read more 

Edelen and wife reconcile after reported split

04/03/2018 08:30 PM

Former state Auditor Adam Edelen and his wife Melissa have reconciled after the pair nearly split last year. Melissa Edelen filed for divorce in Fayette Circuit Court Oct. 2, saying their “marriage is irretrievably broken,” Pure Politics reported in November. The couple are back together a family spokesperson told Pure Politics this week. “Adam and Melissa Edelen have reconciled and they thank everybody for the support they have received,” the spokesperson said. The two have been married since November of 2012,... Read more 

UofL names Neeli Bendapudi as 18th President

04/03/2018 01:52 PM

LOUISVILLE- The University of Louisville has announced Neeli Bendapudi will be the 18th president of the university and the first woman to hold the position. Bendapudi currently serves as the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas. The University of Louisville Board of Trustees approved her appointment at a special meeting Tuesday. She is expected to begin May 15. The decision stems from a months-long search that drew more than 50 candidates from across the nation. Bendapudi... Read more 

Kentucky schools receive donations for classroom projects

03/30/2018 03:19 PM

Hundreds of teachers throughout Kentucky are receiving money to help fund classroom projects. Ripple has donated $29 million to Through the crowdfunding website, teachers are able to create classroom project requests to support their students’ needs, and donors are able to give to projects they choose. The $29 million donation helped to fulfill every request on the list, helping students receive books, school supplies, technology, field trips and other resources. Teachers in the cash-strapped Commonwealth are taking advantage... Read more 

County Connection: Kenton County a major economic development hub

03/28/2018 10:19 AM

COVINGTON – Kris Knochelman has served as a judge-executive of Kenton County since 2015. Knochelman, who is a lifelong resident of the county, is a business owner and has been a vocal advocate for government efficiency, cooperation and holding bureaucracy accountable. During his first term as Kenton Co. judge executive, Knochelman led the effort to reform the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Board in conjunction with the General Assembly. He also has led in the fight against the... Read more 


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