Government

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 18th, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Adam Edelen rails against corporate money influencing politics and recalls the pain of seeing his father lose his job as the Democrat takes to the airwaves this weekend to make the case that he should be […]

Downtown Emergency Warning Siren to be Replaced

Downtown Emergency Warning Siren to be Replaced

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 15th, 2019

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HENDERSON, KY, March 15, 2019– A downtown emergency warning siren on the City of Henderson’s system will be taken out of service around March 18 while it is being replaced. Henderson Fire Chief Scott Foreman said the siren, located in the middle of the block […]

Kentucky House & Senate Pass Lifesaving Drunk Driving Bill

Kentucky House & Senate Pass Lifesaving Drunk Driving Bill

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 15th, 2019

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Governor’s Signature Would Make Kentucky 33rd State with All-Offender Ignition Interlock Law FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday passed SB 85, which expands Kentucky’s ignition interlock law to all drunk driving offenders. If signed by Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky will […]

Kentucky legislative leaders agree to borrow $75 million

Kentucky legislative leaders agree to borrow $75 million

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 15th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky legislature agreed Thursday to borrow more money, wrapping up a legislative session that ensures the cash-strapped state will have at least $108 million less per year to spend in the coming decades. Lawmakers approved […]

Special Rates Offered At Kentucky State Parks Following Storm Damage

Special Rates Offered At Kentucky State Parks Following Storm Damage

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 15th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2019) – Kentucky State Parks are offering special rates for people who need shelter in the wake of tornadoes and storms in Western Kentucky this week. The rates are available at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Lake Barkley State Resort […]

State releases county unemployment data for January 2019

State releases county unemployment data for January 2019

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 15th, 2019

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Henderson posts one of the lowest rates in the state despite slight increase. FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 14, 2019) – Unemployment rates fell in 37 Kentucky counties between January 2018 and January 2019, rose in 72, and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the […]

HENDERSON MUNICIPAL GAS OBSERVES GAS UTILITY WORKERS’ DAY

HENDERSON MUNICIPAL GAS OBSERVES GAS UTILITY WORKERS’ DAY

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2019

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HENDERSON, Ky. — On March 18, 1937, the unthinkable occurred in New London, Texas. A natural gas leak caused an explosion that killed almost 300 students and teachers and became the third-largest disaster to affect the state of Texas. In remembrance of that tragedy, in […]

Kentucky could make worst-funded pension plan even worse

Kentucky could make worst-funded pension plan even worse

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Over the next three decades, Kentucky owes roughly 35,000 state workers more than $15 billion in pension benefits. But it has a little more than $2 billion to make those payments. That’s less than 13 percent of what’s needed, making it […]

Kentucky House advances proposal to ban tobacco at schools

Kentucky House advances proposal to ban tobacco at schools

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would force some school districts to address tobacco use on campus. Lawmakers approved House Bill 11 by a vote of 85-11 on Tuesday. It would ban the use of all tobacco […]

Judicial Nominating Commission announces nominees for vacant Supreme Court seat

Judicial Nominating Commission announces nominees for vacant Supreme Court seat

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 13th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky., March 12, 2019 – The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., today announced nominees to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat in the 1st Supreme Court District. The district is composed of 24 Western Kentucky counties. […]