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Bipartisan McConnell Scholars share their views on the 2014 elections and 2015's budding races

11/14/2014 02:12 PM

For two University of Louisville political science majors the 2014 U.S. Senate race waged in Kentucky was a repudiation of President Barack Obama by the electorate, but the state House races, they view, as a more mixed bag. University of Louisville McConnell Scholars Sean Southard, the vice president of the UofL college Republicans, and Aaron Vance, a Democrat and student government coordinator, talked about the 2014 Kentucky election cycle from their vantage point — students soon to depart the classrooms... Read more 

One of last living World War II POW honored in Northern Ky.

11/11/2014 05:56 PM

NEWPORT — Every year, there are fewer and fewer living World War II veterans and some of the youngest that served are now over 90 years old. Johnny “TV” Peluso, 91, a lifelong resident of Newport, is one of them. Peluso saw fighting in some of the most brutal battles of the war, and was captured by German soldiers near the end of the war. On Tuesday, Veterans Day, Peluso was honored for his service by a number of local, state and... Read more 

Where does Grimes go from here? Only she knows as speculation swirls

11/09/2014 06:45 PM

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has maintain a low profile since losing to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell by 15 points on Tuesday, fueling speculation on her plans for next year’s elections. She hasn’t addressed the media in the aftermath of her failed Senate bid, and her three-minute concession speech Tuesday night raised more questions as the 35-year-old promised to “work my hardest to keep this amazing organization that we have built together intact to fight for a brighter and better future.” “We deserve... Read more 

Internationally recognized academic program helps Tates Creek students excel

11/08/2014 09:26 AM

LEXINGTON — One of the biggest challenges school systems face today is how to prepare students for an ever changing global society. In Fayette County, Tates Creek High School has implemented the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for highly motivated students. The program is designed to push learners to develop their own curiosity, exercise initiative and express ideas and information confidently and creatively. “I’m kind of one of those people who like to do multiple things,” said Tates Creek senior Emily Ranseen. “I’ve... Read more 

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 

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