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Kentucky war veterans find peace in the pasture after returning home from war

07/11/2016 05:42 PM

RICHMOND – Returning Kentucky war veterans who may have physical and emotional scars from their time served, may be able to find therapeutic help in the form of horses. Since September 2010, the Appalachian Foothills Therapeutic Equestrian Center has been offering Equine Services for Heroes, a program in which veterans can receive horse therapy at no cost. In addition, the center serves a number of paying customers receiving therapeutic treatment with the horses. Mark Martin, the center’s executive director, says there are 12... Read more 

Ark Encounter opens on Thursday in Grant County with high hopes

07/06/2016 01:49 PM

WILLIAMSTOWN – On Thursday the long awaited life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark will open to the public in Williamstown, and backers of the project are saying that it will measure up to the tough standards for theme park entertainment. The $100 million cost of the project, which was raised by Answers in Genesis, which also operates the Creation Museum in Boone County, will include the completed Ark, as well as a zoo, 1,500 seat restaurant, theater, and several zip lines... Read more 

Stivers prepares for Southern Legislative Conference in Lexington

06/28/2016 04:27 PM

FRANKFORT — Every year for the past seven decades lawmakers and other experts from the southern states have been gathering to talk legislation and policy initiatives at the state and local level, and this year Lexington, Kentucky will take center stage. From July 9 through July 13 the Southern Legislative Conference will take over part of Lexington as Senate President Robert Stivers, who is the SLC chair, rolls out the red carpet for attendees. Stivers, R-Manchester, sat down with... Read more 

Kelley Paul predicts Rand's re-election to U.S. Senate; looks back at presidential bid

06/24/2016 04:03 PM

UNION – Kelley Paul, wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, is looking ahead to her husband getting re-elected this November, but says that she still has some good memories about his failed presidential bid. Paul was in northern Kentucky on Friday speaking to members of the Boone and Kenton County Republican Women’s Club in Union and promoting her new book, True and Constant Friends. Paul notes the most memorable moment for her during the presidential campaign was watching her husband take part... Read more 

Addiction specialist says the sooner opiate addiction is treated as a disease, the sooner the state can gain ground in the battle against heroin

06/23/2016 03:27 PM

FLORENCE – As heroin and opiate overdoses and deaths continue to increase, especially in northern Kentucky, Dr. Mike Kalfas, who treats over 300 addicts in his family practice, says the sooner everyone understands that addiction needs to be treated as a disease, the sooner communities will make progress in battling the problem. one of things that frustrates doctors and keeps many of them from treating addicts is the fact that there is no easy fix and the sometimes painstaking process takes... Read more 

Grant County needle exchange program aims to prevent spread of disease related to drug use

06/22/2016 09:46 AM

WILLIAMSTOWN – It’s been three months since the inception of a needle exchange program operated by the Northern Kentucky Independent Health District in Williamstown was launched, and department officials are already proclaiming the operation a success. Under the program, addicts bring in their dirty needles to the Grant County office on Wednesday’s between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00, as well as other days and times by appointment, and receive clean ones in an attempt to eliminate the sharing of needles... Read more 

Scott Jennings named emcee of 136th annual Fancy Farm political speaking

06/16/2016 04:03 PM

Scott Jennings, a Republican political operative and public relations professional, will emcee this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic on the grounds of St. Jerome Catholic Church, event organizers announced on Thursday. Jennings, founding partner of RunSwitch PR who served as an aide to ex-President George W. Bush and a top advisor on multiple campaigns, follows Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones as emcee of the annual speaking event on Aug. 6. “I am very excited and honored to serve as emcee for an... Read more 

Connecting the dots: How an FBI analyst turned state senator sees the Orlando mass shooting

06/14/2016 09:06 PM

FRANKFORT — The Federal Bureau of Investigations knew of the Orlando homegrown extremist who killed 49 people, and wounded 53 others well before Sunday’s mass shooting. FBI Director James Comey told reporters on Monday that the gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando had previously been on a terrorist watchlist from 2013 to 2014, but the agency was not able to collect enough evidence to charge him. On Tuesday, state Sen. Max Wise,... Read more 

Kentucky politicians react to worst mass shooting in U.S. history

06/13/2016 03:46 PM

UPDATED: On Sunday morning a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a popular Orlando, Florida gay nightclub killing 49 people and wounding 53 others in the worst mass shooting in American history. As details are still emerging police believe the 29-year old shooter, who was shot and killed by police at the scene, is a homegrown terrorist who has pledged allegiance to terror group ISIS. Since news of the attack on the nightclub was announced politicians took to social... Read more 

Muhammad Ali remembered for compassion and fearlessness during three-hour memorial

06/10/2016 09:11 PM

LOUISVILLE — It was a ceremony fit for a titan among men, and one that will never be forgotten. A who’s who of spiritual leaders, dignitaries, athletes and actors joined more than 10,000 in honoring the life of the man simply known as “The Greatest” for more than three hours at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center on Friday. Muhammad Ali’s memorial service was delayed by an hour as his funeral procession crawled through the city, but for those who witnessed the overwhelming... Read more 

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