Democrats release internal polling memo showing Conway leading 2015 gubernatorial field

On the heels of a polling memo showing the GOP gubernatorial primary being a toss-up and the endorsement from Secretary of State...

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UK adminstrators say proposed Markey Cancer Research Center would benefit Kentuckians

Senate President Robert Stivers has recommended that the legislature look at opening up the budget this session, in a non-budget year, to fund part of...

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Kentucky school boards approval keeps students in classrooms until age 18

FRANKFORT — All 173 school districts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky have approved the policy of raising the dropout age from 16 to 18,...

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GOP gubernatorial poll shows race a 'toss-up'

The four way Republican primary for governor is essentially a toss-up in the early days of the race according to a new Remington Research Group...

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Brent Spence Bridge plan reboot looks for cost savings and toll discounts

COVINGTON — The governors of Kentucky and Ohio are rebooting their plans to build a replacement Brent Spence Bridge in Northern Kentucky. Kentucky Gov....

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Beshear to make economic development trip to Germany and Sweden

In his 6th economic development trip to Europe since taking office in 2007 Gov. Steve Beshear will head to Germany and Sweden on Saturday.

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Democrats release internal polling memo showing Conway leading 2015 gubernatorial field

01/29/2015 06:30 PM

On the heels of a polling memo showing the GOP gubernatorial primary being a toss-up and the endorsement from Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes of Democratic candidate Jack Conway, the Kentucky Democratic Party released an internal polling memo showing Conway leading the 2015 field. The internal polling memo, which was conducted by Garin, Hart, Yang Research Group, shows Conway leading two GOP contenders in head-to-head match ups. The memo shows Conway leading Republican Louisville businessman Hal Heiner 44... Read more 

UK adminstrators say proposed Markey Cancer Research Center would benefit Kentuckians

01/29/2015 05:42 PM

Senate President Robert Stivers has recommended that the legislature look at opening up the budget this session, in a non-budget year, to fund part of the cost of a new proposed $265 million research center for the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center. The university is looking for the state to partner with the university by providing $12 million in recurring funds to cover the debt of building a new facility over the course of 20 years. While it’s rare that... Read more 

Kentucky school boards approval keeps students in classrooms until age 18

01/29/2015 03:01 PM

FRANKFORT — All 173 school districts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky have approved the policy of raising the dropout age from 16 to 18, amending the school attendance law created in 1934. Senate Bill 97 (2013), also known as the “Graduate Kentucky” bill, cleared the way for each district to raise the age to 18. The Kentucky Department of Education provided each early adopting district with a $10,000 grant to plan for implementation of the higher drop out age. Most of the... Read more 

GOP gubernatorial poll shows race a 'toss-up'

01/29/2015 01:06 PM

The four way Republican primary for governor is essentially a toss-up in the early days of the race according to a new Remington Research Group poll. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer leads the Republican primary field by a slim margin in the poll with 22 percent of respondents favoring his candidacy, Matt Bevin with 19 percent, Hal Heiner with 18 percent and Will T. Scott trailing the field with 5 percent. A significant number of voters, 35 percent, remain undecided according to... Read more 

Brent Spence Bridge plan reboot looks for cost savings and toll discounts

01/28/2015 06:19 PM

COVINGTON — The governors of Kentucky and Ohio are rebooting their plans to build a replacement Brent Spence Bridge in Northern Kentucky. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced they’re looking for ways to cut costs and reduce tolling to the bridge on Wednesday. Beshear told reporters that frequent users of a new Brent Spence Bridge would get a discount on tolls and Kentucky and Ohio would split construction costs and toll revenues under a newly proposed working... Read more 

Beshear to make economic development trip to Germany and Sweden

01/28/2015 01:18 PM

In his 6th economic development trip to Europe since taking office in 2007 Gov. Steve Beshear will head to Germany and Sweden on Saturday. Beshear will speak at the international CAR-Symposium in Bochum, Germany, where he will discuss Kentucky’s place as a player in the global car industry. More than a thousand automotive executives from around the world gather for the yearly conference to discuss opportunities for future growth, according to the governor’s office. “I’m both honored and looking forward... Read more 

Not everyone agrees where heroin addicts should have the most access to treatment

01/28/2015 05:30 AM

COVINGTON — A recovering northern Kentucky heroin addict would like to see Senate Bill 5, also known as the heroin bill, include more money for treatment in community programs instead of county jails where the majority of the money is slated to go. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, calls for $7.5 million to go county jails and $5.8 million to mental health agencies for treatment programs. “More money should be distributed to the community than to jails,”... Read more 

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