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New academy provides career-ready education in engineering, technology and advanced manufacturing fields

08/24/2015 11:50 AM

CARROLLTON – As Kentucky high school students settle in for another year at their respective schools, 42 freshmen from Gallatin, Owen, Carroll, Trimble and Henry Counties are getting accustomed to a brand new school where there are no books or chalkboards. The iLead Academy, which opened in a renovated strip mall this month in Carrollton, is not your traditional high school. It’s Kentucky’s first regional academy for students who are interested in engineering, software technology, and advanced manufacturing fields. House Appropriations... Read more 

Eighty percent of Jefferson County public school students receiving free meals

08/19/2015 01:45 PM

LOUISVILLE – All students in 127 of the 146 schools in the Jefferson County School District will receive free breakfast and lunch during the 2015 – 2016 school year. The free meals are part of the “Community Eligibility Program” provision which was part of the Congressional Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 which has been slowly rolled out in all 50 states. Every state had access for the first time during the 2014/15 school year. In order to qualify for... Read more 

Data released to help Kentucky school districts break down college barriers for students

08/17/2015 05:33 PM

A new online tool aimed at removing barriers for high school and college students to allow them to achieve academic success was unveiled Monday. The Strategic Data Project — an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, 55,000 Degrees and Jefferson County Public Schools that was announced at a news conference at the Gheens Academy in Louisville Monday — includes data on... Read more 

"Straight Outta" Kentucky politics

08/14/2015 08:00 PM

A new social media advertising campaign is sweeping the internet and scooping up at least one Kentucky politician in its path. With the film “Straight Outta Compton” premiering in theater’s across the country on Friday, many Web-savvy users are creating their own “Straight Outta” memes using a free web based app. One Kentucky politician, Republican agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Quarles, introduced his own picture featuring him in front of a barn with a phrase reading, “Straight Outta the Barn.” We decided to... Read more 

Attendance picks up at Jefferson Davis monument in Fairview

08/05/2015 10:13 AM

FAIRVIEW — Attendance at the Jefferson Davis Historic Site in Fairview, Kentucky has spiked as state politicians have discussed relocating a 15-foot marble statue of the President of the Confederacy from the state Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. The site in Fairview features a 351 obelisk dedicated to Davis. Visitors can take an elevator ride up to an observation room inside the monument that overlooks the state park. Some visitors to the monument like Dennis Lee of Kuttawa, is fearful that there... Read more 

Gatewood Galbraith's legacy lives on at fourth Fancy Farm since his death

08/03/2015 01:17 PM

UPDATED WITH PACKAGE FANCY FARM — Since Gatewood Galbraith’s death in January 2012, Rebecca “Babycoaldust” Collins and others who espouse the outspoken late politico’s beliefs have ensured his legacy is represented every first Saturday in August.

 Shaded beneath a tent shared with Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana and behind a table filled with books, buttons and stickers, Collins said that while many recall Galbraith’s staunch advocacy to legalize marijuana and hemp, her group, called Gatewood’s Legacy, hopes to reinforce his broader views... Read more 

Comer makes first post-primary appearances, but don't call it a political comeback

08/02/2015 08:31 PM

MAYFIELD — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer re-entered the public spotlight for the first time since his May 19 loss in the Republican gubernatorial primary, but don’t call it a comeback. In the days leading up to the political speaking event and picnic, Comer’s future was much speculated over with insiders claiming a potential coming Congressional race — something Comer said was not going to happen. Comer did not want to speak on camera after the breakfast with Pure Politics, but... Read more 

Miss Kentucky USA Katie George on Donald Trump comments: "I wish he hadn't said it"

07/27/2015 07:16 PM

Those who tuned in to NBC earlier this month hoping to catch the Miss USA pageant might have missed Louisville native Miss Kentucky USA Katie George as she placed 11th in the competition. That’s because controversial comments about Mexican immigrants by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who co-owns the pageant, caused NBC and Spanish-language challenge Univision to drop the pageant. During Trump’s June campaign launch, the billionaire real-estate mogul said some Mexican immigrants crossing the borders are drug smuggling “rapists” and “killers.” The... Read more 

Armed "citizen guards" protect military recruiting center in Florence

07/23/2015 01:31 PM

FLORENCE — After the killing of five military members in Tennessee last week citizens in several states — including Kentucky are serving as aremed guards at military recruiting centers. Gov. Beshear issued an executive order on Wednesday directing Kentucky Adjutant General Edward Tonini to take any necessary steps to boost security at National Guard facilities, and reiterating a 2013 order allows service members to carry concealed weapons. Even so, Lawrenceburg, Indiana resident Jeff May stationed him outside the U.S. Armed... Read more 

Covington police at odds with city over manpower shortage

07/17/2015 08:09 AM

COVINGTON — As the overall number of police on the streets in Covington declines the police says the public and police are more at risk. City officials say that they are doing the best they can to fund police services despite shrinking revenue. Revenue is dropping in the city due to a general lack of growth. Sgt. Bryan Bogard, president of the Covington FOP, who’s seen the number of officers in the city drop from 116 to just fewer than 100,... Read more 

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