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Beshear dismisses veep talk despite praise from Clintons on campaign trail

10/24/2014 12:48 PM

When Bill and Hillary Clinton spoke at separate campaign stops in Kentucky in recent weeks, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes wasn’t the only state politician earning their praises. The Clintons singled out Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear in their stump speeches, largely for his embrace of the Affordable Care Act. The Democratic governor created a state-based insurance exchange, kynect, and expanded Medicaid eligibility through executive orders, and the decisions have garnered national attention as more than 500,000 Kentuckians received health... Read more 

Lost in the Bluegrass: The Search for Solutions

10/05/2014 05:30 AM

The face of heroin has changed in Kentucky and it’s impacting more than those addicted. From law enforcement to lawmakers to families and neighbors, more Kentuckians are affected each day. Lost in the Bluegrass: The Search for Solutions takes a closer look at the scope of the problem. Watch the full special:  Read more 

Owensboro schools hope New Tech School help more students become college and career ready

10/04/2014 10:32 AM

OWENSBORO – What does a school district do when they realize that a number of their graduates aren’t ready for college or careers after they graduate? Some in Owensboro decided to begin looking outside the box at alternative ways to teach and ultimately prepare students for post-graduation success. Owensboro Public Schools were recognized earlier this year as one of three Districts of Innovation by the Kentucky Department of Education. The District of Innovation status relieves districts of certain administrative regulations and... Read more 

As bourbon booms in the bluegrass distillers' assoc. seeks additional tweaks to the laws

09/30/2014 03:13 PM

Bourbon producers around the state continue to announce new ventures and expansions totaling hundreds of millions in infrastructure and bringing with it new jobs and more tax revenue, and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association says the future will continue to be bright for Kentucky bourbon, but by tweaking some hospitality laws the industry could soon become the Napa Valley of the South. In September alone several distillery’s announced new locations and additions on to their already existing gift centers designed to... Read more 

E. Ky. group responds to New York Times article asking, 'What's wrong with Eastern Kentucky?'

09/29/2014 01:52 PM

“What’s the matter with Eastern Kentucky?” — that’s the headline staring back at the nation in June from the New York Times. While residents of Appalachia have seen the story written before it didn’t sting any less, and this time they decided to strike back with their own PR campaign. The group of Eastern Kentuckians launched an initiative aimed at looking past the problems and towards the progress of the area’s entrepreneurs in an effort to tell the story national... Read more 

Boyle County schools uses 'blueprint' to success as the only 'district of distinction' in Ky.

09/28/2014 09:21 AM

DANVILLE – The Boyle County School district is one of eight statewide and the only county school district in the commonwealth to receive the Kentucky Department of Education’s “District of Distinction” award. Boyle is not your stereotypical high performing school district in the fact that 50 percent of its students are on free and reduced lunch. Boyle County High School has gone from having 50 percent of its graduates college and career ready seven years ago to over 90 percent today. The... Read more 

Former U.S. Senate candidate Gurley L. Martin dies at 90

09/02/2014 12:35 PM

Gurley L. Martin, who ran as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010 and again briefly in 2014, passed away on Friday at the age of 90. Martin, who served in the Army stateside during World War II and retired after 40 years from Union Carbide Chemical Corporation, got 2,850 votes in the 2010 U.S. Senate primary which was won by Rand Paul. On November 27, 2013, his 90th birthday, Martin filed to run again as a GOP... Read more 

Northern Ky. rural residents concerned that sewage pipeline will disrupt their way of life

08/28/2014 07:03 PM

CAMP SPRINGS — Many people who live in rural farm areas do so because they want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. In doing so, they sacrifice some conveniences and infrastructure that people in the city enjoy. However, residents of one rural community in Northern Kentucky, Camp Springs in Campbell County, are looking at the possibility that infrastructure from neighboring communities invading their tranquil valley. Sanitation District 1, the agency responsible for the collection and... Read more 

KSU president's acts of kindness get worldwide attention

08/26/2014 05:33 PM

Dr. Raymond Burse just began serving as the interim president of Kentucky State University in July, but he’s already brought international notoriety to the school. The KSU Board of Regents named Burse to take over as interim president of Kentucky State University on July 1 after the retirement of Mary Evans Sias. Burse, previously served as president at KSU from 1982 to 1989. Later, he was an executive at General Electric for 17 years before retiring from that company in 2012. However,... Read more 

Fairgoers take center stage with Nick Storm

08/26/2014 01:46 PM

The 2014 Kentucky State Fair is now in the books and the annual event wrapped up with cn|2 Day at the Fair. Pure Politics’ Nick Storm was there and took some time to chat with viewers.  Read more 

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