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State officials say it marks the year's first roadside cleanup outing for Adopt-a-Highway volunteers. The Transportation Cabinet is reminding motorists that when the volunteers are working, roadsides are active work zones and drivers are expected to slow down. The cabinet says the Division of Roadside ...
City officials, along with some of Hamilton's family and co-workers, spoke of Hamilton's work ethic and contagiously positive personality at his funeral, held at the East Kentucky Expo Center. "Scotty touched many lives, and I was one of them," Pikeville Public Safety Commissioner Phillip Reed said.

Officials in Kentucky say a train has derailed and residents near the scene have been asked to evacuate. The train derailed in Scott County late Sunday night, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Lexington. WLEX-TV reports that Scott County Emergency Management Captain Robert Duncan says buses ...
New Presidents or Provosts: California State U Fullerton, Hamilton College, Rosemont College, Southwest Virginia CC, Thomas Edison State U, U of Charleston, U of Kentucky, U of Texas-Dallas, Washington State U Tri-Cities ...
(AP) -- Kentucky's largest city has released a two-year plan for fighting its drug epidemic and growing number of overdose deaths. The overdose fatality rate of 43 deaths per 100,000 residents in Louisville is more than double the national rate. News outlets report that Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville ...

CALVERT CITY - Kentucky Dam Village State Park is hosting a "Teacher's Tackle Box" workshop for teachers and youth group leaders on Saturday, April 7. This free workshop, offered by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is designed to help adults lead a fishing field trip for youth.
There is a measure -- Senate Bill 66 -- that would offer relief on pensions to the library, and to the hundreds of city and county governments, school districts, health departments and other local entities enrolled in the County Employees Retirement System, one of the three systems at Kentucky Retirement ...
As the weather begins to warm and temperatures begin to steady, the itch to hit the road and see some of Kentucky's most beautiful sites ensues. While on your sightseeing adventures, consider stopping by some of the small-town Kentucky eateries that are found throughout our great state. There's something about a diner ...
An Ohio village ordered to pay back $3 million in citations stemming from automated traffic cameras is taking its case to the state Supreme Court. ... The village argues sovereign immunity is guaranteed to municipalities across the state and necessary for preserving "fiscal integrity." The village cited nearly ...
John Calipari, the head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, didn't want me to come to church with him. I had to ask, again and again and again. He's an old-school Catholic from a Pennsylvania steel town, private with his faith, and his unease was palpable. I even offered to wait outside. But at the ...
A man exonerated of murder has reached a $7.5 million settlement with a Kentucky city he had sued for wrongful arrest and imprisonment. Attorneys for Kerry Porter, who spent 11 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in the 1996 slaying of Tyrone Camp, said in a statement Monday that the ...
The tallest building in Kentucky's capital city came crashing down in a controlled implosion on Sunday, delighting onlookers who then quickly scurried away to avoid the dust cloud that billowed overhead. Demolition of the 28-story Capital Plaza Tower will make way for a new modern five-story office ...
a man in charles city is always ready to lend a helping hand.... no matter how far away the help is needed. stewart coulson is waking up in louisville kentucky this morning. he left charles city nearly 24 hours ago??to be a disaster mental health volunteer with the american red cross. this video shows what ...
Bevin brought to the meeting two of President Donald Trump's advisers so they could consider the city for the National Diversity Coalition for Trump's 13-point urban revitalization plan. The plan includes features such as transitional housing. It was met with grumbles until adviser the Rev. Darrell Scott ...
Visit the city of Monroe, Michigan, and you will find multiple tributes to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The area surrounding the River Raisin, a 139-mile river that flows from Rollins Township, Mi. to Lake Erie, has long held Kentucky in high regard thanks to a War of 1812 battle that took place here 205 ...
Gov. Matt Bevin is taking a stand on school shootings after 17 people died in a Florida school this week. It's a societal scourge that's top of mind for Bevin since not even a month has passed since a shooting killed two at Marshall high school in the small western Kentucky town of Benton. In a facebook ...

"Kentucky has a strong food identity, and we know our incoming chefs will be inspired by the burgeoning culinary scene, known for its innovative takes ... Spread over a few cities, season 16 of Top Chef will take place in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland, Kentucky and will hopefully highlight the ...
A vigil for the victims of the Florida high school shooting was held in Benton, Kentucky on Thursday night. Benton was the scene of a school shooting that killed two people in January. (Feb. 16). Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress. Get updates and more Breaking News ...
A Kentucky teenager faces two counts of murder and 14 counts of first-degree assault in charges stemming from a January 23 shooting at Marshall County high school, in Benton, KY. Gabriel Ross Parker, a 15-year-old sophmore, will be tried as an adult. His identity had been widely circulated, but it had ...
Glasgow, Ky. (AP) - A south-central Kentucky community has approved a needle exchange program for intravenous drug users. The Glasgow Daily Times reports the Glasgow Common Council gave final approval Monday to a municipal order that will allow the Barren County Health Department to give ...
The Republican-led Kentucky House voted Thursday to limit how much money outside attorneys can earn when hired by the state to pursue cases often pitting them against corporations and their high-powered legal teams. The House passed the bill on a 52-40 vote after a long and politically-charged ...
As Kentucky prepares to impose the nation's first work requirements for Medicaid, a new study suggests the people most likely to lose their coverage are older and in poor health while those most likely to keep their insurance are younger and in better condition. An analysis of Census Bureau data by the ...
There are still four more episodes left for Top Chef: Colorado, but Bravo has already announced the location for the show's next season. Top Chef's 16th season will take place in the Bluegrass State. Particularly, they'll be setting up shop in the cities of Louisville and Lexington, and around Lake ...
A school bus leaves Marshall County high school in Benton, KY., Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, on the first day of classes since Tuesday's fatal school shooting. The 15-year-old boy accused of gunning down classmates at the western Kentucky high school was ordered held on murder and assault charges as the ...
Glasgow, Ky. (AP) - A south-central Kentucky community has approved a needle exchange program for intravenous drug users. The Glasgow Daily Times reports the Glasgow Common Council gave final approval Monday to a municipal order that will allow the Barren County Health Department to give ...
Acting police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa says the longest stretch without homicides since the city's 2015 spike in violence was a step in the right direction, but more can be done. De Sousa says he doesn't want to focus on the streak as the slayed man is a person and "we're trying to figure out what his ...
Porter would steer city business to Crace's company, according to court records. Porter also was charged with not paying for more than $7,000 worth of city utility service to houses he owned in town, and with using taxpayer money for personal expenses such as gas and repairs for his personal vehicles.
Bryant said the biggest problem is with Purdue pharmaceutical, which has settled with Kentucky for $24 million. But he emphasized that they have not settled with the City of Paducah or McCracken County. He said a settlement could benefit the city and county as they deal with law enforcement and mental ...
Hopkinsville City Administrator Nate Pagan plans to resign from his position March 16 to head for his hometown of Owensboro, where he will take up the ... A team headed by Human Resource manager Kenneth Grabara, and including Hendricks, city council members and members of the community will ...
Paying more for less is a bad deal anytime, but especially when it also would leave retirees poorer and make it harder for Kentucky to compete for teachers, firefighters, police and other public employees. As this legislative session hits mid-point, we have to assume that no pension overhaul bill has been ...
Some Kentucky lawmakers want the state to take over Medicaid's pharmacy benefits because they say the current system harms independent pharmacies in rural areas. But state officials say it would cost an extra $161 million for them to take over the program, of which about $36 million would come from ...
It was a night of honors -- from city officials to local veterans to a special business manager -- at the Somerset City Council meeting on Monday Evening. ... Kristin Orem, the Kentucky president for AMVET Riders, asked for assistance to escort a special POW/MIA flag which has been touring the country.
Republican leaders in Kentucky's legislature may be close to unveiling a bill aimed at shoring up state pension systems for government employees and school teachers after weeks of work. Senate President Robert Stivers said Tuesday he anticipates a pension bill will be presented this week. This year's ...
In the world's bourbon capital, an effort to eliminate a quota system limiting the number of liquor licenses is getting strong pushback from some Kentucky lawmakers. A bill that won initial committee approval Tuesday aims to block Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration from ending quotas on the ...
The former teacher and principal of the Kentucky Village Reformatory -- an alternative school that is now Blackburn Correctional Complex -- was also a longtime educator. ... The center is a school operated jointly by the city, Fayette County public schools and the state's juvenile Justice Department.
Kentucky officials say they will pay $14.3 million to the caregivers of more than 1,500 children in state custody to comply with a federal court ruling mandating they pay family members and close friends in the same manner as licensed foster parents. The payments will begin later this month to about 15 ...
Owensboro, he said, has a slightly different governance style compared to Hopkinsville, which provides the mayor more power in day-to-day operations. Although that may be a slight adjustment, both cities are former second-class Municipalities in western Kentucky that often face the same challenges and ...
Charter schools might not come to Kentucky this year after all. Last year, Kentucky became the 44th state to make charter schools legal. But the mechanism to pay for them expires June 30. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin did not include a funding formula for charter schools in his proposed two-year spending ...
"People who live in ethnically diverse cities are more likely to be inclusive, culturally competent and less prejudiced compared to those who live in a homogenous city," said Bahaudin G. Mujtaba, a professor of human resources and diversity management. WalletHub looked at 501 of the most populated ...
... Kentucky Tuesday afternoon. Car rumbles filled Mainstrasse Village in Covington as crews filmed the new Ted Bundy film "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" starring Efron. ... The film has been shooting throughout southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky this week. In recent days, the actor has ...
Even with the destruction of the Frankfort Convention Center, the city's largest event venue, those receptions don't appear to be leaving Kentucky's capital. Three that were previously held at the convention center -- hosted by KACo, Kentucky League of Cities and a group of western Kentucky chambers of ...
A Kentucky gunman killed his parents, his girlfriend and his girlfriend's mother in a weekend shooting spree before ending his own life, state police said Sunday. State police Trooper William Petry on Sunday released the victims' names and their relationships with the presumed shooter, Joseph Nickell.
Officials in several southeastern Kentucky counties declared emergencies as flooding caused by heavy rain in the region threatened homes in spots, according to state authorities. The places that declared emergencies were Harlan, Bell, Knox, Letcher and Floyd counties and the city of Pineville, according ...
The war on poverty was declared in Inez, Kentucky, more than 50 years ago. Although the people of this town still face financial challenges, they say that's not the reason for the ongoing water crisis. Instead, they say the town's officials spent money that could have gone toward fixing the infrastructure on two ...
The University of Kentucky and Lexington Center corporation have reached an agreement on a new lease for the Wildcats to play basketball at Rupp Arena. With Kentucky's current lease with the city on the venue set to expire at the end of the 2018 season, the new agreement will keep Wildcats home ...
The Hopkinsville City Council voted unanimously to change the stipend system for the Hopkinsville-Christian County Ambulance Service from annually to daily at a meeting Tuesday evening. The change was made to reward paramedics and EMTs who work more shifts as part of an ambulance crew.
HAZARD, Ky. -- A technical college suspended a paramedic program due to low enrollment, causing EMS providers in the area to worry about a shortage. WYMT reported that Hazard Community and Technical College "made an administrative decision to suspend the paramedic associate degree program ...
Calling vacant property a potential threat to the public health, an ordinance passed Tuesday evening at a regular meeting of the Oak Grove City Council took steps to solve that problem. Ordinance 2018-01 would require creditors, such as banks, credit unions and loan companies, to register property as ...
1 for the second year in a row on a Safest Cities in Kentucky list by national home security site Alarms.org. The City of ... City has dog mayor too: Two NKY towns have pit bull mayors. Fort Thomas is ... Fort Thomas Independent schools is a perennial top-ranked Kentucky public school district. Alarms.org's ...


 

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