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PADUCAH -- In a hard-hitting debate that exposed their mutual rancor, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear traded swipes Thursday over casino gambling and support for higher education in the first of several fall debates leading up to next month's showdown in Ken…
BOWLING GREEN -- As a recreational runner since high school, it wasn't until his late 60s when Paul Carlin -- known in some running circles as "the running professor" -- truly hit his stride.
Applications are now being accepted for conservation officer recruit positions with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The deadline to apply is 7 p.m. CST on Friday, Oct. 18.
Murray State University is offering its Alumni Legacy Tuition Grant, providing in-state tuition rates to children, grandchildren and other descendants of University alumni seeking an undergraduate degree at Murray State.
Gov. Matt Bevin joined with Kentucky State Police, the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, and the federal Office of Justice Programs, within the Department of Justice, last week to announce a new initiative that will provide trained advocates at every KSP post to support and assist victims o…
Attorney General Andy Beshear says Kentuckians with substance abuse issues are more quickly getting the help they need thanks to the state's Rocket Docket program, which expedites low-level, drug-related offenses and shepherds defendants into drug treatment programs in lieu of incarceration.
A nurse "strike team" from Kentucky is on its way to help Hurricane Dorian victims in hurricane-affected areas in North Carolina. Wednesday's deployment was coordinated by the Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), along with local, stat…
The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center is thrilled to announces the 8th season of the Myre Series. The Myre Series was established in memory of Jane Carson Myre and in honor of Dr. Louis D. Myre, who were instrumental in the development of the Carson Center. Dr. and Mrs. Myre loved all peop…
The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is now taking applications for its next Academy class, scheduled to begin in May of 2020. This class will be a historic opportunity as it is the agency’s 100th Academy Class since the creation of KSP in 1948. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website …
The summer camping program at the Kentucky Sheriffs' Boys and Girls Ranch officially opened to campers for their 45th camping season on Sunday, June 9. The camps runs throughout June and July, serving boys and girls alternating weeks, throughout the camp season.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), along with local health departments across the state, is reminding the public about the potential for rabies exposure from contact with bats and other wildlife.
The Kentucky River is increasingly showing the effects of the alcohol that spilled into Glenns Creek as a result of the July 2 fire at the Jim Beam bourbon warehouse in Woodford County.
Discovery Park of America has announced a $30,000 gift from Jimmy Rickman of Murray to support improvements to the museum's War Remembrances Theater.
Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers announced a major milestone achievement on June 28 for the Commonwealth's high-speed fiber optic network - KentuckyWired.
Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders recognized the fallen KSP troopers, officers and highway patrolmen at a memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony on June 21. Held at the KSP Training Academy, this service honored the memory of the men who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the …
The Kentucky State Fair encourages competitors of all ages and interests to submit entries and compete for cash prizes and the more than 5,000 blue ribbons to be awarded in August.
Kentucky students who will be high school seniors this fall are invited to enter a video logging contest sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
LOUISVILLE -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term despite a strong Republican primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a showdown with his arch-nemesis -- Democrat Andy Beshear -- that will settle the feud they've fought in courtrooms over education and pensio…
LOUISVILLE -- Daniel Cameron, a political newcomer and former aide to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, has won the Republican primary for Kentucky attorney general.
The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are announcing a unique fundraiser to support their ministries that will spread a little kindness to those who may be struggling, need words of encouragement or just to let someone know they are appreciated.
As part of Older Americans Month, Feeding Kentucky has announced the release of "Hunger Among Adults Age 50-59 in 2017 and The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2017," two studies about food insecurity among older adults in the United States published by Feeding America®. The reports shed…
Seventy-four recruits from throughout the Commonwealth and one other state reported to the Kentucky State Police Training Academy in Frankfort today to begin 25 weeks of training that will determine whether they have what it takes to join "The Thin Gray Line." Their ranks are an encouraging …
Following a warning from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to warn Kentuckians against returning "one ring" phone calls that he said can result in costly billing charges.
There has been a moratorium on executions in Kentucky for years, but that could change under rules the Department of Corrections has proposed that, if approved, would let the state resume carrying out the death penalty.
Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton cut the ribbon Friday, July 21, to ceremoniously open the Radcliff Veterans Center (RVC), a new state veterans nursing home south of Louisville.
Gov. Matt Bevin signed a budget reduction order this week, meeting the Constitutional mandate that the Commonwealth of Kentucky end the fiscal year with a balanced budget. General Fund revenue receipts fell short of budgeted amounts by $138.5 million, requiring Friday’s action.
Reshoring is a buzzword in economic development, and a new site selection study by location consultant The Boyd Company makes a strong case that Kentucky in general — and the Bowling Green area in particular — are poised to take advantage of this trend.
The 2017 Regular Session of Kentucky’s General Assembly came to an end shortly before midnight on March 30 when the House adjourned until Jan. 2, 2018 or upon the call of the Governor.
In the last two days of the 2017 Regular Session before the period where the governor decides whether or not to veto or accept legislation that has been sent to him, a number of bills from each chamber were agreed to by the other chamber and sent to Gov. Bevin. Several of these were tied to …
To help guard against the growing threat of tax fraud and identity theft, the Kentucky Department of Revenue has taken additional steps that enhance the safety and security of processing taxpayers’ individual income tax returns, including an Identity Confirmation Quiz.
State Sen. Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, recently announced that higher education in Western Kentucky once again reaped the rewards of Kentucky Lottery proceeds.
Jan. 3, 2017 was an historic day in Kentucky as the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly convened with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 96 years. The rest of the week was historic too as committee meetings were held and bills passed. In fact…
The Office of State Budget Director reported Tuesday that December’s General Fund receipts rose 2.9 percent compared to December of last year, an increase of $28.4 million.
Fewer than 4,500 tobacco growers are left in Kentucky — a state where the crop used to be king. Growing health concerns about tobacco use, as well as the increasing number of foreign growers, have devastated the industry in the state.
Kentucky’s second Republican governor in four decades pledged on Tuesday to resist the federal government while pursuing sweeping policy changes, including spending more public money on private schools and less on health insurance.
In his final executive action before leaving office, Gov. Steve Beshear Monday granted 197 pardons and six commutations to individuals sentenced for a range of offenses.
Gov. Steve Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday (June 16) creating a 23-member group to address the state’s financially strapped Teachers’ Retirement System, or KTRS.
Gov. Steve Beshear Friday announced the award of a contract for more of the improvements needed to bring the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway up to interstate highway standards and eventual designation as Interstate 69.
Many conflicitng opinions were expressed at a public meeting about the future of Land Between the Lakes Thursday night, but there was one point of consensus among most who spoke: Something needs to be done to preserve LBL.
(Editor’s note: This opinion article focuses on the small community of Midway, Ky., located about 12 miles from Lexington. The town has a population of 1,650.)
Trade is the key to high-quality Kentucky jobs, and a way to export more of the things Kentucky workers make and more of the products Kentucky farmers and ranchers produce. That’s why I strongly support the bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill before Congress. This bill could help…
Pollution containing large amounts of ideologically driven hypocrisy and political correctness seeps from unbalanced environmental extremists’ efforts to ensure that Americans don’t forget the catastrophe of the largest accidental oil spill in the nation’s history that occurred fi…
Warmer weather in Kentucky means more time spent outdoors. It means trips to the ballpark, hikes through woods and gardening in the backyard. It also means being on alert and checking for ticks.
With the discovery of a few wild birds in Western Kentucky testing positive for avian influenza, also known as bird flu, many questions exist about the disease. Avian influenza is actually a group of viruses that can infect domestic and wild birds.
Gov. Steve Beshear Thursday announced Fimco Inc. - doing business as Ag Spray Equipment - plans to consolidate production into a new facility in Christian County.