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Gov. Beshear tees off with Tiger Woods at Greenbrier Pro-Am

07/01/2015 03:32 PM

Governor Steve Beshear took to the greens with golf legend Tiger Woods on Wednesday as part of the Greenbrier Classic Pro-Am. Beshear played in a foursome with Tiger Woods teeing off at 7:00 am Wednesday morning in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Responding to questions from Pure Politics, Terry Sebastian, the governor’s communications director said Beshear, who is an avid golfer, was “thrilled” to play with Woods who has won every major event in the sport. Woods has not... Read more 

In-depth, long-format debates needed, but voters will have to take a stand, John David Dyche says

06/28/2015 04:25 PM

Calling for a series of six 75-minute, single-issue debates to take place in each congressional district before the general election, conservative columnist John David Dyche is seeking to reformat how Kentuckians learn about the issues during gubernatorial elections. Dyche first penned his call for the singularly focused approach June 4 as a way to reach a depth candidates are currently not delivering to voters. Since that call the campaigns for Democratic candidate Jack Conway and Republican candidate Matt Bevin have... Read more 

Kenton County police officers equipped with Naloxone to aid heroin overdose victims

06/27/2015 08:19 AM

INDEPENDENCE – In order to address the growing number of heroin overdose calls, the Kenton County Police Department has issued all officers Naloxone Rescue Kits. The kits, provided by St. Elizabeth Healthcare, contain two doses of Naloxone Hydrochloride. The drug, which is administered to patients nasally, can prevent or reverse the effects of heroin and other opioids during overdoses, possibly saving the life on an overdose victim. Detective Andrew Schierberg says the kits have already been used to help save a life. “Two... Read more 

Lawmakers call for the removal of Jefferson Davis statue from Capitol Rotunda

06/23/2015 04:43 PM

UPDATED WITH REACTION FROM GOV. BESHEAR: As lawmakers from other states begin the process of relegating symbols of the Confederacy to the annals of history and from the lawns of their Capitol grounds, Kentucky lawmakers are weighing in on a marble statue of Jefferson Davis that stands in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda. Davis was born in Kentucky, but soon moved to Mississippi and later became the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Now several lawmakers are calling for... Read more 

C-SPAN to spotlight Lexington's literary and historic heritage

06/22/2015 04:33 PM

LEXINGTON – Lexington’s history and literary life are being highlighted by C-SPAN as part of their Cities Tour which airs on C-SPAN 2 and C-SPAN 3. Crews are in the Lexington area this week, taking specially outfitted Local Content Vehicles, in partnership with Time Warner Cable, visiting various literary and historic sites interviewing local historians, authors and civic leaders. C-SPAN was welcomed on Monday by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Time Warner Cable at a press conference to announce the producing of... Read more 

The Chatter: Rand Paul campaign returning donations from white supremacist Charleston shooting influencer; S.C. Gov. Haley to call for removal of Confederate flag

06/22/2015 04:15 PM

A white supremacist leader who apparently influenced suspected Charleston, S.C., church shooter Dylann Roof made multiple donations to 2016 Republican presidential candidates including U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Earl Holt III donated at least $2,250 to the campaign of Paul as well as thousands more to the presidential campaigns of Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum, according to The Guardian. Paul’s campaign told the New York Times that they planned on donating the money they’ve identified as coming from Holt... Read more 

Northern Kentucky looks to elevate community with five-year strategic plan

06/17/2015 11:30 PM

ERLANGER — Northern Kentucky leaders have unveiled a five-year strategic action plan on Tuesday that will enable the nine-county area to become more vibrant and prosperous in the future. The initiative, myNKY, designates four goals that were decided on after some 15,000 ideas were submitted from individuals in the region. The four goals in the myNKY 2015-20 work plan include: Education: 1,000 more children prepared for kindergarten Health: 20,000 more adults rating health status as excellent or very good Jobs: 5 percent increase in the... Read more 

Northern Ky. Chamber head disappointed that no gubernatorial debates taking place in northern, eastern or western Kentucky

06/16/2015 10:10 AM

FORT MITCHELL — Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and former Secretary of State Trey Grayson is unhappy that there will be no gubernatorial debates held in northern Kentucky. It was announced that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Attorney General Jack Conway and GOP nominee Matt Bevin will participate in five debates beginning this Friday at the County Judge-Executives/Magistrates Conference in Louisville. The gubernatorial candidates are also scheduled to meet at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” event July 23; a debate hosted by... Read more 

Covington vice mayor urges feds to find alternative ways to fund transporation projects like the Brent Spence Bridge without tolls

06/12/2015 04:29 PM

COVINGTON — Covington Mayor Pro Tem Steve Frank believes that the federal government needs to look at alternative ways to fund transportation projects, like a new Brent Spence Bridge, rather than relying heavily on tolls. Frank, who has been one of the more vocal opponents of tolls, believes that the government needs to replace its current gas tax with a plan to better fund transportation projects like a new Brent Spence Bridge. One plan Frank would like to see the Feds consider... Read more 

Craft Academy to open doors to 60 top-performing high school juniors in August

06/11/2015 03:06 PM

FRANKFORT — This August, Kentucky’s second dual-credit residential high school for academically exceptional Kentucky students will open on the campus of Morehead State University. The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will welcome 60 high school juniors this August who will take college-level classes that will give students at least two years of college credits. Kentucky’s other dual-credit residential high school for exceptional students, the Gatton Academy for Mathematics and Science, has been recognized nationally since it opened on the... Read more 

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