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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 

Former congressional candidate says Democrats need to understand days of the coal industry being a true force in the state are over

01/15/2017 03:32 PM

WILLIAMSTOWN – According to Williamstown attorney and former 4th district Democratic Congressional candidate Bill Adkins, it’s time for Democrats to tell the truth when it comes to the future of coal in the state. Adkins, a Letcher County native, says for too long Democrats in the state have cried about the loss of coal jobs because of tough federal regulations, but the reality is that the coal industry, as many Kentuckians remember it, is pretty well gone. “Every boon was shorter, and... Read more 

Political resolutions for 2017: What some Kentucky politicos may hope to accomplish in the year ahead

12/31/2016 07:30 PM

People make New Year’s resolutions every Jan. 1, and politicians are no different. As you start 2017 with your goals in mind, here are some possible New Year’s resolutions for Kentucky’s political class as they head into Tuesday’s 30-day legislative session and gear up for the next rounds of elections. Gov. Matt Bevin: Maintain good relationships with Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover With Republicans in complete control of the executive and legislative branches of state government, expect a lot... Read more 

Taking a look back at some of the top Kentucky political stories of 2016

12/30/2016 02:20 PM

Politics in Kentucky are rarely boring, and 2016 continued to prove that. From a surprising Republican supermajority in the state’s House of Representatives on Election Day to the indictment and eventual imprisonment of a Democratic cabinet-level official to the state’s first GOP presidential caucus, here’s a look at some of the top Kentucky political happenings from 2016: Republicans take control of state’s House of Representatives for the first time since 1921 Kentucky GOP politicos were optimistic of their chances to wrest the speaker’s... Read more 

Newport school administrators, teachers, and students give less fortunate "The Christmas Experience"

12/24/2016 10:15 AM

NEWPORT – The Newport Independent School District tried to spread some Christmas cheer to it’s less fortunate families by hosting a Christmas Experience event at Newport High School. The event, sponsored by The Newport High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, gives students from Newport’s most impoverished families an opportunity to have a happy holiday experience including receiving a new toy, clothing, book, and a visit with Santa Claus, among other things. Newport High School business teacher Jennifer Michael says... Read more 

Acting UofL President Neville Pinto named next president of University of Cincinnati

12/17/2016 03:20 PM

The University of Cincinnati has selected acting University of Louisville President Neville Pinto as the school’s next president beginning in February, UC announced Saturday. The university’s board voted to make Pinto the school’s 30th president during a special meeting. Pinto spent 26 years at UC before joining Louisville in 2011, serving as a faculty member and department head in chemical engineering, assistant dean for graduate studies at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and vice provost and dean of The... Read more 

Breaking cultural barriers: Stories of immigrants who now call Kentucky home

12/15/2016 05:00 AM

In the summer of 1994, 18-year-old Fernando Martinez boarded a raft on the shores of communist-led Cuba in the dark, early morning hours. Martinez, his mother and six others were desperate to escape the political unrest created by Cuban President Fidel Castro and his administration. Panicked and fearful of what could lie ahead, Martinez and the others would be picked up two days later off the coast of Key West by the U.S. Coast Guard. They were taken to Guantanamo... Read more 

Tolling on Ohio River bridges scheduled to start Dec. 30

12/13/2016 02:32 PM

Tolling for three bridges as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project is set to begin Dec. 30, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced in a news release Tuesday. Tolls will affect Interstate 65 travelers who take the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge and renovated Kennedy Bridge and those who cross at the new East End bridge connecting Prospect with Utica, Ind. Rates will range from $2 to $10 per trip with RiverLink transponders for small, medium and large vehicles, with rates increasing to... Read more 

Madison County schools lead the way in preparing students for in-demand careers

12/09/2016 10:55 AM

More than 2,000 students in all five Madison County middle schools are doing their part in building Kentucky’s highly skilled workforce in one of the most sought after career fields, computer science. This week the students took part in the Hour of Code, a nationwide effort to expose students early to computer coding. Madison County’s principals and teachers say exposing their students early to coding will spark their interest and prompt them to learn even more in high school and... Read more 

Politics, money and bowl selection: What factors bowl committees will consider in picking UofL, UK

12/04/2016 08:00 AM

After the University of Kentucky upset in-state rival University of Louisville on a last-minute field goal last week, both teams are on different trajectories heading into Selection Sunday. The 41-38 win has given the Wildcats a bit of momentum heading into their first bowl game since the 2010 season while the Cardinals had their hopes of making the college football playoffs dashed, although a bigger bowl is in their future. So what will help determine where each team lands? A passionate fan... Read more 

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