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Louisville unveils plan to fight substance abuse

03/16/2018 02:26 PM

LOUISVILLE- The city of Louisville has seen an increase in the number of overdoses in the community throughout the past couple of years. “In 2016, our hardworking EMS team performed overdose runs in every Louisville zip code, and we have seen overdose deaths and overdose related ER visits in our city rise to high and unacceptable levels in recent years,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. In response to the increasing numbers of overdose deaths, Mayor Fischer, along with the Department of... Read more 

County Connection: Bourbon Co. walks fine line between retaining rural roots and expanded growth

02/28/2018 10:50 AM

PARIS – Michael Williams has served as judge-executive of Bourbon County since January 2015. Williams says that despite being only 15 miles from Lexington, the county has seen its population remain the same. “The population tends to run just under 20,000,” Williams said. “One of the things that is a challenge for us is our population hasn’t increased in nearly a century.” While Williams admits that many in the county want to see it remain primarily rural, he believes that... Read more 

County Connection: Hopewell Museum offers a peek into Bourbon County's past

02/28/2018 10:00 AM

PARIS – Bourbon County was established in 1785 from land given by Fayette County, Virginia, and named after the French House of Bourbon, in gratitude for Louis XVI of France’s assistance during the American Revolutionary War. Bourbon County became part of the new state of Kentucky when it was created in 1792. Whiskey was an early product of the county which had at one time 19 distilleries. Whiskey barrels from the area were marked Old Bourbon when they were... Read more 

Chatter: Leet hires campaign manager, Yarmuth talks about potential matchup with Glisson

02/02/2018 12:29 PM

Republican Louisville metro councilwoman Angela Leet has hired Kyle Hagerty, the former Deputy Political Director of the Republican Party of Kentucky, as her campaign manager for the Louisville mayoral race. Leet vying to take on Democratic incumbent Mayor Greg Fischer, and she has a distinct disadvantage in the highly Democratic district. Louisville has not had a Republican mayor since 1969 and, if elected, Leet would be the first female mayor in the city’s history. Females could be at top of... Read more 

Kentucky ranks 34th in economic impact from immigrants

01/30/2018 11:10 AM

A newly released study from WalletHub on the economic impact of foreign-born populations on all 50 states and the District of Columbia found that Kentucky was ranked 34th overall for benefits from immigrants. Source: WalletHub The data set ranged from median household income of foreign-born population to jobs generated by immigrant-owned businesses as a share of total jobs. Kentucky’s overall score was 26.53, receiving the highest rank in ‘brain gain and innovation’ coming in 18th overall. The state received the next... Read more 

Youth candlelight vigil held to remember victims of Marshall County shootings

01/25/2018 10:41 AM

LEDBETTER – A western Kentucky church youth group came together on Wednesday night to reflect on the Marshall County High School shootings in a prayerful group setting. Teen members of the Ohio Valley Baptist Church paid homage to the dead and injured in a candlelight vigil held at the church. Youth minister Kyle Smith said that the incident was traumatic for all youths in the region. “There’s so much we want to look forward that we can do for these youths,” Smith... Read more 

Paducah store selling shirts to benefit Marshall County community

01/25/2018 10:30 AM

PADUCAH – As a result of the Marshall County High School shootings, a western Kentucky business is looking to make a difference by raising funds for the victims of the tragedy. Action Sports Screen Printing & Embroidery is selling “We are Marshall” t-shirts, giving 100 percent of the proceeds to organizations that will help the families affected. The shirts sell for $10 each, and the owner is paying for the shirts and ink. Store manager Jack Armstrong admits that he was surprised by... Read more 

Eyewitness to Marshall County school shooting says that she was close to being in line of shooter

01/25/2018 08:40 AM

BENTON – There are many stories of terror from students who were actually in the Marshall County High School commons area when a 15-year-old male student entered and open fired on the students, killing two and critically injuring a number of others before being arrested by authorities. One such student was Marshall County freshman Courtney Whitley who said the day started like any other before turning deadly. “It started off like a normal morning, all of my friends talking, cutting up, laughing,... Read more 

Church communities of Benton and surrounding areas come together to remember dead and injured in Marshall County tragedy

01/24/2018 09:05 AM

BENTON – As residents were still in shock in Marshall County and surrounding areas on Tuesday night, area churches opened their doors for people of the community to simply come and be with one another. One such service took place at First Christian Church in Benton. Senior Minister Kristina Stuckel felt that it was important for her congregation to find comfort in coming together after such a terrible tragedy. “We’re just heartbroken as a community, and a community of faith,” Stuckel said. ... Read more 

Northern Kentucky NACCP president says nation needs to look back and learn the lessons taught by Dr. Martin Luther King

01/15/2018 04:14 PM

NEWPORT – Fifty years after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered on Monday in Northern Kentucky at the 14th Annual Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. Community Luncheon hosted by the Northern Kentucky Branch of the NAACP in Newport. The day featured singing and music, reflections on the life of the civil rights leader, as well as a look at how Americans today can apply the teachings of Dr. King to make a better country. NAACP Northern Kentucky Branch President... Read more 

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