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Kentucky schools receive donations for classroom projects

03/30/2018 03:19 PM

Hundreds of teachers throughout Kentucky are receiving money to help fund classroom projects. Ripple has donated $29 million to DonorsChoose.org. Through the crowdfunding website, teachers are able to create classroom project requests to support their students’ needs, and donors are able to give to projects they choose. The $29 million donation helped to fulfill every request on the list, helping students receive books, school supplies, technology, field trips and other resources. Teachers in the cash-strapped Commonwealth are taking advantage... Read more 

County Connection: Kenton County a major economic development hub

03/28/2018 10:19 AM

COVINGTON – Kris Knochelman has served as a judge-executive of Kenton County since 2015. Knochelman, who is a lifelong resident of the county, is a business owner and has been a vocal advocate for government efficiency, cooperation and holding bureaucracy accountable. During his first term as Kenton Co. judge executive, Knochelman led the effort to reform the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Board in conjunction with the General Assembly. He also has led in the fight against the... Read more 

Thousands Gather Across Kentucky for March for Our Lives Rally Against Gun Violence

03/25/2018 08:03 AM

Hundreds of rallies took place in many cities across the United States on Saturday to ask lawmakers to raise awareness about student safety through gun legislation. Hundreds braved winter weather conditions to attend a student-led for ‘March for Our Lives’ rally in downtown Lexington, carrying signs naming each shooting victim under 21 in Kentucky in the last two years. The day of action is part of the larger March for Our Lives rallies organized by the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas... Read more 

Louisville one of the worst places for working women

03/22/2018 01:55 PM

Louisville has a lot to offer, from bourbon to gourmet food and the Kentucky Derby. But according to a new study, the city is not a good place for working women. Magnify Money conducted a study of the best and worst places for working women, and Louisville came in 39th out of the 50 largest United States metro areas. The study analyzed and ranked the cities based on eight factors: Employment: The percent of women who were unemployed Health Care: The percentage... Read more 

Boone County Schools look to make elementary schools safer by placing police officers in each school

03/19/2018 05:32 PM

FLORENCE – The recent number of school shooting have led school districts to rethink the policies that they have in place and how they may improve school safety for students, faculty and staff. The Boone County Schools, the third largest district in the state with close to 20,000 students, have partnered with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department to make their elementary schools safer by staffing law enforcement officers at each of the elementary schools in the district. Boone County Schools Superintendent Randy... Read more 

Kentucky 6th most dependent state on gun industry

03/19/2018 10:07 AM

Guns have a major economic impact in Kentucky, according to a new study from WalletHub. The study found Kentucky is the sixth most dependent state on the gun industry. The study compared the economic impact of each state to determine which leans most heavily on the gun business, both directly for jobs and political contributions as well as indirectly through ownership. Kentucky came in first in the “gun prevalence” category, meaning guns play a major part in the lives of... Read more 

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 

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