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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 

Gov. Bevin appoints new University of Louisville board, renaming most from previous reorganization attempt

01/17/2017 03:16 PM

Gov. Matt Bevin seated a new University of Louisville board of trustees on Tuesday, duplicating most of his appointments from a failed attempt to reorganize the panel in June. All but two of the appointees – James Rogers, of Prospect, and Brian Cromer, of Louisville – were named to the U of L board in the June reorganization. Cromer was nominated a month later after one of Bevin’s original appointees declined. Bevin’s reorganization was ultimately overturned in Franklin Circuit Court and led... Read more 

Congressman Yarmuth will boycott Trump inauguration

01/17/2017 09:23 AM

Kentucky’s lone federally elected Democratic Congressman will be sitting out the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. In a statement issued Monday evening, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, said it’s not his intention to protest the election results, but rather a statement of “respect” that led to his decision not to participate in the transition of power. “I will not be attending the inauguration because I believe the office of the President deserves our respect, and that respect must begin with... Read more 

Congressman Rogers serving on three appropriations subcommittees

01/16/2017 08:00 PM

With more than three decades of experience in the appropriations committees in the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, is adding to his biography by serving on three appropriations subcommittees in the 115th Congress. Rogers, who served as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee from 2011 to 2016, is serving on three U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittees during the 115th Congress, according to a press release. The longest serving Kentucky Republican to hold federal office, is chairing the U.S.... 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 

Martin Luther King Jr Day events around the Commonwealth

01/14/2017 07:00 AM

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is sharing a list of different events taking place around the Commonwealth and Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Ashland Monday, January 16 events 10 a.m. The Annual Ashland-Boyd County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March, Service and Lunch at the St. James AME Church. Located at 333 MLK Jr. Blvd, Ashland, Ky, 41101 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lunch at First Presbyterian Church located at 1600 Winchester Av Ashland,... Read more 

SACS says "chill" on accreditation concerns at UofL; Stivers raised concerns with nominating commission

01/13/2017 03:51 PM

FRANKFORT — Days after the the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges issued a letter to the University of Louisville detailing why they placed the institution on probation, Senate President Roberts Stivers says the accrediting body is not placing UofL’s accreditation at risk. Reading a quote on his phone from SACS president Dr. Belle Wheelan, calling on “everybody to take a chill pill and exhale,” Stivers said the reorganization of the UofL board of trustees under state... Read more 

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