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Frankfort, KY - Jose Roberto dos Remedios, senior at Paducah Tilghman High School, has been named one of ten outstanding high school males nominated by the state of Kentucky for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Republicans controlling the Kentucky General Assembly had a busy week making good on campaign promises. This is the first time that Republicans have been in charge in 95 years.
The first seven days of the historic change in power in Kentucky was marked by the passage of seven bills by the Kentucky General Assembly:
- Senate Bill 12 gave the Governor leave to reorganize the University of Louisville board of trustees by establishing a new, 10-member board...
Legendary broadcaster Ed Taylor, his professionalism, talent remembered over the course of 40 years of friendship
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell Soldier, Spc. Isiah L. Booker, of Cibolo, Texas, who died while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
The Beaver Dam rest area, located in the median of the Parkway at mile marker 75, will be closed temporarily. This stopover is along the Parkway between the U.S. 231 interchange and the William H. Natcher Parkway interchange in Ohio County.
Motorists who plan to travel the Parkway should be aware that no services will be available, including restrooms, food service and gasoline purchases during the closure. Truck parking will also be prohibited.
Republicans in charge of the House and Senate are acting like bulls escaping from 90 years of solitary confinement into a Pottery Barn.
It's going to be quite a year.
The Graves County Scholastic Chess Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at Graves County Central Elementary School, behind the Board of Education office at 2290 State Route 121 North, Mayfield.
The tournament will feature chess players from around western Kentucky in grades K-12. They will begin play at 9 a.m. (registration is at 8 a.m.) and will go until about 2 or 3 p.m.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission gave customers of Columbia Gas a Christmas present when it reduced the utility's requested rate increase.
The PSC modified an agreed order that the Kentucky AG and other interest groups entered into with the Columbia Gas which serves customers in 30 counties in central and eastern Kentucky.
Editor's Update: Bill Mulligan announced that January 13th will be First Lieutenant Nathaniel G. Hale/Calloway National Guard Day in recognition both of Lt. Hale who died January 13, 1917 while on the Mexican Expedition and all citizens of Calloway County who have served in the National Guard. Calloway County and the City of Murray are joining in this recognition.
The formal signing of the proclamation will be on Friday January 13 at 9:30 in the City Council Room in Murray City Hall.
The Jackson Purchase Historical Society is holding a special commemoration of Lt. Nathaniel G. Hale, a member of the Calloway County National Guard, who died in combat when his unit fought in the Mexican Expedition of 1916. Dr. Bill Schell will provide an overview of the military action, and local historian Greg Miller will describe the role of the local National Guard unit.
Amanda Stamper, New Director of Communications, Governor's Office will now take full charge of Governor Bevin's message moving out into the media and public.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
10 AM - 12 Noon
Louisville Metro Hall
527 W. Jefferson Street
(Northwest corner of 5th and Jefferson)
The Kentucky General Assembly gavels in on Tuesday, January 3rd then breaks on Friday, January 6th. Then it takes a month long break.
Welcome to the Legislature's short session.
Sen. Stan Humphries was in Mayfield addressing local officials updating them on what he sees coming in the January session.
Humphries sounded positive that repealing Kentucky's prevailing wage law, passing right to work and tort reform will pass in the short session beginning in January. He did not think social issues will be on the front burner.
Editor's Note: Humphries was 75% right. Social issues are on the front burner in the House.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2016) - Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Performance Feeds LLC, a manufacturer of nutritional feed products for cattle, will relocate its primary production facility from Tennessee to Bowling Green with a nearly $2.3 million investment expected to create 30 full-time jobs.
(Murray KY) County Judge Larry Elkins continued his year long dispute with the Calloway County Library Board. At issue is how much a planned expansion of the facilities will cost. Elkins' issue is that the Library Board will have to finance at least half of the project. As a special taxing district, the Board can assess taxes for funding.
Elkins sent us an email he sent out with his objections and a link to a John Oliver "Last Week Tonight" segment on special taxing districts that featured former Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen.
Hickman County elementary, middle and high school students turned shopping bags into works of art for the second annual brown bag art contest.
December 19, 2016. The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during next year's General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky's most vulnerable citizens. The kick-off event will be Tuesday, January 3, 11:00 am in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings will begin at 9:30 am.
Prayer in Action Days are inspired by Moral Mondays in North Carolina, where religious leaders created significant change in policies that oppressed the poor and people of color.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2016) - Lydia Bailey Brown will serve as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Arts Council. Bailey Brown was nominated by Don Parkinson, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary, and approved today by the Kentucky Arts Council Board.
WASHINGTON - Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and committee member Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) today introduced a bipartisan bill to repeal the newspaper broadcast cross-ownership ban.
Versailles, Ky. (December 2, 2016) - Tammy Thompson, public relations coordinator at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, was elected board secretary to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents, during a board meeting last week.
Thompson, a staff representative on the KCTCS Board of Regents, will fill the vacancy created by Regent Betsy Flynn's term expiration in September 2016. Thompson will serve as the Secretary to the KCTCS Board of Regents beginning December 2, 2016, through June 30, 2017.
Tim Longmeyer recently entered his third guilty plea arising out of the kickback of about $200,000 he received. The first was in federal court, then before the state executive branch ethics commission, and now in state criminal court. And, each time he said he apologized to all the people he let down. Baloney!...
MURRAY, Ky. - Murray State University's December 2016 Commencement ceremony was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the CFSB Center on the Murray campus.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2016) - Nominations of 14 sites to the National Register of Historic Places, and a research project documenting a new statewide context to evaluate future submissions, will be considered by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board during its next meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at Frankfort Convention Center.
Paducah City Hall and the Kentucky Hydroelectric Project in Marshall - Livingston County are on the list for consideration.
PADUCAH, KY - West Kentucky Community & Technical College's Fall 2016 nursing pinning ceremony will be held Monday, December 12 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. The ceremony begins at 5 p.m.
Forty-eight nursing students will cross the stage to receive nursing pins in their respective programs with 26 receiving pins representing the completion of the associate degree in nursing program and 22 receiving pins representing the completion of the practical nursing program.
For a list of nurses being pinned, follow the jump.
During a festive holiday gathering at MeMaw's on Thursday evening, December 8th, special guest Kentucky State Senator Reggie Thomas, of the 13th District, brought to the attention of his fellow Democratic Party followers that their Party seems to have lost the heart and soul of Middle America..
Senator Thomas supports building a bridge between Kentucky and Missouri, but says the funding needs to be found. "It is a federal issue and hopefully if we can get Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul behind it, we can make it happen."
"I am well aware of the challenges that Fulton County is facing," he said. He attributes a lot of that to Fulton County Democratic Committee Chairman Brad Wiley.
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