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Quarles named chair of GOP national agriculture organization

02/15/2017 07:40 PM

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has been named the chairman of Ag America, the national organization that represents Republican Commissioners and Secretaries of Agriculture. “Ryan Quarles exemplifies the future of agriculture, and the future of the Republican Party,” said Ag America President Tim Barnes in a press release. “When he was elected Commissioner in 2015 he was the youngest statewide elected official, of any party, in the country. He’s the face of our ag future and we look forward to his... Read more 

Amazon air hub in northern Kentucky will provide residual economic benefits for the region, judge-executive says

02/05/2017 08:08 AM

HEBRON – Earlier this week Amazon announced plans to build a primary air hub at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, and politicians in the area expect the business will have additional positive aspects in the future. Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore says that the project all came together within a few months because the area has so much to offer. “We find that our area can compete very well nationally, internationally in some cases, with what a client... Read more 

Connecting federal health law with Obamacare nickname "a lost cause" in Powell County, local Democratic chair says

01/31/2017 07:00 PM

STANTON — More than once a week, Josie Hollon will run into someone in her community who depends on health coverage obtained through the Affordable Care Act and voted for President Donald Trump. “They will come into the office and say, ‘I don’t want the Obamacare, but I would like the affordable health care,’” said Hollon, an insurance agent and chairwoman of the Powell County Democratic Party. “But you try to explain it and they are so against that president that... Read more 

Powell County residents both hopeful and worried about repeal of the Affordable Care Act

01/31/2017 02:38 PM

STANTON – Powell County, located in the eastern Kentucky foothills of the Appalachians, has been part of a growing number of counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with a large number of registered Democrats who tend to vote for Republican candidates. The latest census shows the population at 12,269 of which 9,933 are registered voters, and according to the latest State Board of Elections statistics, 6,678 are registered Democrats, 2,695 Republican, and 467 registered as independent. But recent elections show the county... Read more 

Dr. Timothy C. Caboni named 10th president of Western Kentucky University

01/27/2017 04:59 PM

BOWLING GREEN – Western Kentucky University has named Dr. Timothy C. Caboni as the schools 10th president. The 47-year-old Caboni, currently Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs at the University of Kansas, will replace current president Dr. Gary Ransdell, who will retire this summer after 20 years as WKU’s president. Caboni officially takes over as president on July 1. WKU Board of Regents Chair Frederick A. Higdon said in a released statement, “The Presidential Search Committee and the WKU Board of Regents spent... Read more 

Life Learning Center looks to guide "at risk" individuals

01/26/2017 09:20 AM

COVINGTON – Three years ago, northern Kentucky native Kerstina Caggiano was struggling with alcohol and drug addiction and was looking to find a way out of her predicament. Caggiano, found help in the Life Learning Center, a non-profit organization founded in 2006, which delivers a holistic, integrated continuum of learning and care to help ‘at-risk’ individuals to reach their highest potential through a 12-week series of classes and one-on-one counseling from a “life coach.” “It’s compassion that you’re met with, instead of... Read more 

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray focuses on the economy in state of the city address

01/24/2017 04:32 PM

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is moving forward after an election night loss to Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul, and focusing on the economy in his city. Delivering the state of the city address on Tuesday, Gray started his speech acknowledging the tension and concerns of the presidential election, and reassuring people that Lexington is moving in the right direction. “There are people from all points of view asking honest and legitimate questions about the direction of our country.” Gray continued, “I’m here... Read more 

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns leaving to become president at Ball State

01/24/2017 03:47 PM

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns will be leaving Kentucky to become the new president at Ball State University. On Tuesday, Mearns was officially named the new president of the Hoosier school. Mearns, whose contract expires on July 31, arrived at NKU in August 2012, and expressed his appreciation to the NKU community in a released statement. “For nearly five years, it has been my privilege and honor to serve as the president of Northern Kentucky University,” Mearns said. ... Read more 

University of Louisville board names Dr. Greg Postel as interim president during Saturday meeting

01/21/2017 03:25 PM

LOUISVILLE — The University of Louisville board of trustees named Dr. Greg Postel interim president of the institution during a special meeting Saturday. Postel, the executive vice president for health affairs who has worked at U of L for nearly 23 years after coming to the school from Mayo Clinic, will begin Jan. 30. Current interim President Neville Pinto will assume the presidency at the University of Cincinnati in February. Speaking to reporters after the meeting adjourned, Postel said his appointment is... Read more 

Former state Rep. Alecia Webb Edgington to help "at risk" individuals get back on their feet

01/17/2017 06:05 PM

COVINGTON – Former state representative and U.S. Department of State official Alecia Webb-Edgington is back in northern Kentucky as president of the Life Learning Center in Covington, a public charity that serves the northern Kentucky region by providing a holistic, integrated continuum of learning and care to help “at risk” individuals achieve their highest potential. Webb-Edgington, had a 15-year career with the Kentucky State Police where she retired as a Major and Chief Information Officer in the Technical Services Division.... Read more 

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