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County Connections: Menu hasn't changed much at Flemingsburg Dairy Queen operated by state representative's family since 1953

05/24/2017 08:30 PM

FLEMINGSBURG — State Rep. John Sims says he knows the first and last names of about 80 percent of the customers who dine at his Dairy Queen restaurant in Flemingsburg, and it’s pretty easy for him to spot first-timers who peruse the menu for the first time. “You can usually tell the out-of-towners because they’re like, ‘Wow,’” Sims said. “You know, it takes them a few minutes to order.” Unlike most Dairy Queen restaurants, the Flemingsburg location’s menu hasn’t changed much since... Read more 

Help Wanted Kentucky aims to steer attention to high-demand jobs and scholarship opportunities

05/24/2017 04:58 PM

LOUISVILLE – State officials are hoping to get the word out about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program, announcing a new website and text-messaging line Wednesday that will provide insight into high-demand fields. Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner unveiled the Help Wanted Kentucky initiative alongside Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box and UPS Air District Vice President Joe Boyle at the UPS WorldPort Global Operations Center. The website,, covers five employment sectors – health care,... Read more 

County Connections: Fleming County covered bridges offer links to the past

05/24/2017 02:57 PM

FLEMINGSBURG – Of the 13 wooden covered bridges still standing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, three are located in Fleming County. Covered bridges were first built in the 1790’s but did not become widely popular until after 1814. The bridges were covered to protect them from the weather. At one time Kentucky had over 400 wooden bridges as the timbered spans played a romantic role in the state’s history. Lori Ulrich, member of the Wooden Covered Bridge Authority, and... Read more 

Sen. Thomas talks his interest in possibly challenging Congressman Barr in next year's midterms

05/23/2017 09:13 PM

LEXINGTON — As national Democrats look to wrest control of the U.S. House of Representatives from Republicans in next year’s midterm elections, state Sen. Reginald Thomas believes the road to a majority must pass through Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District. Thomas, in an interview with Pure Politics at his church Tuesday, said his interest in the race rose after his potential opponent, Congressman Andy Barr, voted for the American Health Care Act earlier this month. “When you vote to repeal the Affordable... Read more 

Anderson Ferry celebrates 200 years of continuous business on the Ohio River

05/22/2017 04:38 PM

CONSTANCE – This year marks the 200th anniversary for one of Northern Kentucky’s oldest businesses, the Anderson Ferry. Founded by George Anderson on March 3, 1817, the Anderson Ferry has transported horses, carriages, families and vehicles across the Ohio River between the small Boone County hamlet of Constance and southwestern Hamilton County, Ohio. Captain Paul Anderson, who bought the ferry in 1986 from the Kottmyer family, and worked at the ferry during his teenage years, has been piloting the current 3-boat fleet... Read more 

Kelly Knight Craft will be nominated as next U.S. ambassador to Canada, report says

05/21/2017 09:33 AM

Kentuckian Kelly Knight Craft is set to become the next U.S. ambassador to Canada, according to a report by Canada’s CTV News Friday. Unnamed top U.S. officials told CTV News that Craft, a prominent Republican fundraiser alongside husband Joe Craft and a University of Kentucky trustee, will be nominated to the post soon. The news outlet said U.S. officials have informed their Canadian counterparts of Kelly Knight Craft’s impending nomination. Craft, a Glasgow native, will need to be confirmed by... Read more 

Kentucky Democrats hoping to build back 120-county network ahead of 2018 elections

05/20/2017 09:26 PM

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Democratic Party is hoping to connect the state’s network of county parties and groups that are starting to emerge in the wake of President Donald Trump’s election. The KDP State Central Executive Committee discussed their plans to merge the efforts during a meeting at party headquarters Saturday. New KDP Executive Director Mary Nishimuta has begun traveling the state since she started the job last month, part of the Democratic Party’s renewed focus on a 120-county effort since... Read more 


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