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UofL Board of Trustees expected to approve new KFC Yum! Center lease agreement

07/20/2017 09:14 AM

During its meeting on Thursday afternoon, the University of Louisville Board of Trustees is expected to approve a new lease agreement involving the primary tenant of the KFC Yum! Center. The approval is the next step after the university’s athletic association voted in favor of the agreement earlier Thursday morning, followed by approval from the Louisville Arena Authority. The university and the arena authority have been negotiating amendments to the lease in which U of L would contribute more to the... Read more 

Republican Party of Kentucky spends Wednesday tweeting about possible conflicts of interest for Attorney General Beshear

07/19/2017 07:49 PM

The Republican Party of Kentucky again accused Attorney General Andy Beshear of conflicts of interest, this time unloading on the subject in a flurry of tweets on Wednesday. The RPK didn’t just focus on Beshear’s potential conflicts of interest in his office’s investigation of the University of Louisville Foundation or his office’s potential inquiry of Gov. Matt Bevin’s home purchase or its settlement with drugmaker Purdue Pharma or its investigation of former Deputy Attorney General Tim Longmeyer. They’re also raising possible conflicts... Read more 

Covington hires new city manager; mayor proposes "right-size" Brent Spence Bridge project

07/19/2017 06:15 PM

COVINGTON — The city of Covington has named David Johnston as the new city manager to lead northern Kentucky’s largest city five months after the city commission forced out former City Manager Larry Klein, who resigned. Johnston, who previously served as city manager of Maple Valley, Wash., will be paid $140,000 and will start no later than Aug. 21. Covington Mayor Joe Meyer believes that Johnston brings a lot of effective skills to the table. “Just terrific experience... Read more 

Former local GOP chairman charged with indecent exposure, resisting arrest after allegedly exposing self at department store

07/19/2017 01:04 PM

The former chairman of the Letcher County Republican Party was arrested at a department store in Kingsport, Tenn., after allegedly exposing himself to an employee in the bathroom on Tuesday. David Narramore, 54, of Whitesburg, was charged with indecent exposure and resisting arrest after the incident, according to WJHL-TV. According to the news station, police were called to Belk after a loss prevention employee reported that Narramore exposed himself after rubbing the employee’s foot with his foot from an adjacent bathroom... Read more 

Health-care reform on life support in U.S. Senate

07/19/2017 09:30 AM

After the Senate health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed late Monday night, Republican leaders quickly declared that their fight wasn’t over, vowing there would be a vote to repeal the law without a replacement. But that approach also quickly crashed and burned before even getting to the Senate floor. Three Republican senators — Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — said they could not support the repeal-only proposal, which would include a two-year... Read more 

UofL Foundation announces firing of chief financial officer

07/18/2017 04:36 PM

The University of Louisville Foundation’s board has announced it has fired its Chief Financial Officer Jason Tomlinson, according to news reports. The announcement was made during a foundation meeting on Tuesday, which comes six weeks after the release of a scathing forensic audit that uncovered millions in overspending and lax oversight by previous boards. Craig Dilger, an external attorney for U of L, told lawmakers last week that losses at the foundation totaled between $40 million and $100 million, with his... Read more 

Northern Kentucky infrastructure improvements and getting land shovel-ready essential for continued growth topics of discussion

07/18/2017 03:14 PM

ERLANGER — Opportunities and challenges with northern Kentucky infrastructure was the subject of the monthly Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Eggs ‘N Issues breakfast, and a lot of that discussion focused on transportation challenges and how those can affect business growth in the region. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Chief Engineer Bob Yeager warned that while there are a lot of transportation needs in the region, knowing where the funding is coming from will be essential for the projects to be... Read more 

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