2017 Eclipse | The reality of solar retinopathy: Kentucky woman warns of dangers

For months, experts have been warning people about the dangers associated with Monday’s total solar eclipse. Those who look directly at the sun as the...

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Gov. Bevin and Attorney General Beshear back before Supreme Court in U of L reorganization case

FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration and Attorney General Andy Beshear appeared before the Kentucky Supreme Court for the second time since they took office...

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says relocation of Confederate statues honors history

Following a unanimous vote by the Lexington City Council on Thursday to relocate two Confederate statues from downtown Lexington, Mayor Jim Gray released the...

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Cabinet official stresses importance of well-trained workforce for state's economic growth

FRANKFORT — Officials with the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet say that there are still thousands of skilled jobs which have gone unfilled in Kentucky...

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State unemployment up slightly in July at 5.3 percent

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.3 percent in July, a 0.2 percent increase from June, according to figures released Thursday by the Education...

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One People, One Commonwealth rally denounces white supremacy as some renew call to remove Jefferson Davis statue in Capitol

FRANKFORT — Dozens gathered to denounce white nationalism and, at times, call for the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue in the Capitol rotunda on...

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2017 Eclipse | The reality of solar retinopathy: Kentucky woman warns of dangers

08/18/2017 05:11 PM

For months, experts have been warning people about the dangers associated with Monday’s total solar eclipse. Those who look directly at the sun as the eclipse is happening risk permanent eye damage, a condition known as solar retinopathy. Frankfort resident Bettina Riley knows first-hand what it’s like to live with the condition. Riley suffered permanent vision loss after she was forced to look into the sun while driving home from work one day. “I’m going up a tall, steep slope, driving upgrade... Read more 

Gov. Bevin and Attorney General Beshear back before Supreme Court in U of L reorganization case

08/18/2017 04:50 PM

FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration and Attorney General Andy Beshear appeared before the Kentucky Supreme Court for the second time since they took office on Friday, arguing on whether Bevin had the authority to reorganize the University of Louisville’s board of trustees last year. A lower court ruled in September that Bevin overstepped his power in abolishing and reconstituting the U of L board after Beshear sued, and the General Assembly passed a pair of bills in this year’s legislative... Read more 

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says relocation of Confederate statues honors history

08/17/2017 10:13 PM

Following a unanimous vote by the Lexington City Council on Thursday to relocate two Confederate statues from downtown Lexington, Mayor Jim Gray released the following statement: “By relocating these statues we are not destroying, hiding or sanitizing history. We are honoring and learning our history through this relocation. I’m proud of our council and proud of our city. Thank you to everyone who worked to do the right thing. There’s still work to do and we will set about doing it.” Gray has... Read more 

Cabinet official stresses importance of well-trained workforce for state's economic growth

08/17/2017 01:46 PM

FRANKFORT — Officials with the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet say that there are still thousands of skilled jobs which have gone unfilled in Kentucky because of a lack of qualified workers, and training the people to match those job skills remains the number one goal for the cabinet. Brad Montell, the agency’s deputy secretary, told members of the Interim Joint Committee on Economic Development and Workforce Investment on Thursday that providing an educated workforce is the biggest key to growing... Read more 

State unemployment up slightly in July at 5.3 percent

08/17/2017 01:36 PM

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.3 percent in July, a 0.2 percent increase from June, according to figures released Thursday by the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Last month’s preliminary numbers represent a 0.3 percent uptick from July 2016 and are 1 percent less than the 4.3 percent U.S. unemployment rate in July. Nonfarm jobs grew by 7,700 from June, which University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research Director Chris Bollinger called “very encouraging, especially considering the slow... Read more 

One People, One Commonwealth rally denounces white supremacy as some renew call to remove Jefferson Davis statue in Capitol

08/16/2017 04:55 PM

FRANKFORT — Dozens gathered to denounce white nationalism and, at times, call for the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue in the Capitol rotunda on Wednesday, a demonstration in response to the eruption of violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. The One People, One Commonwealth rally started with a moment of silence for Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman killed after a car barreled into a group of counter-protesters, and H. Jay... Read more 

Former Gov. Steve Beshear says it's time for officials to publicly condemn hate groups

08/16/2017 02:31 PM

NEWPORT – Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear believes that it’s time for government officials to stand up and condemn neo-Nazi sympathizers like those who attended the rally last Saturday in Charlottesville which resulted in 1 death and 19 injuries. Beshear, who was governor from 2007-2015, spoke at the Northern Kentucky Forum on Wednesday and told those in attendance that now is the time to send a message that the abstract thinking of those sympathizers is wrong and not part of the... Read more 

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