With the Kentucky Derby less than two weeks away and the summer travel season approaching, state tourism officials are in full advertising mode right now.

 Now is the time to roll out the bluegrass carpet to visitors from far and near. Kentucky Travel and Tourism Commissioner Kristen Branscum  admits the Derby attracts visitors through tradition. But Branscum says the term “Kentucky Derby’ can benefit attractions three hours away from Louisville. And the state focus is on out of state visitors.

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Model Laboratory School in Richmond will, for now, be staying as is. Eastern Kentucky University officials had considered becoming a charter school as a way to help fund construction of a new facility.

Kentucky Tourism Marketing Season in Full Bloom

Apr 23, 2018
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With the Kentucky Derby less than two weeks away and the summer travel season approaching, state tourism officials are in full advertising mode right now.  Those in tourism stress the economic gains seen through increased tourist numbers.

Still from White House video.

“Why don’t you just fire the guy?”

The question came in a press availability with President Trump soon after he learned that federal agents, acting on information from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, had raided the offices of his personal lawyer, Robert Cohen.

The president visibly warmed to the question. Arms crossed, he answered, “Many people have said, ‘You should fire him.’”

 

President Trump’s recent rhetoric has raised speculation th

Lexington police arrested five people after a rowdy Keeneland crowd started throwing things during a mid-afternoon melee.

According to Kentucky.com, police officers at the track called for backup during a dispatch call around 3:30 p.m. The call reported a unruly crowd of about 200.

Lexington police Lt. Paul Boyles told Kentucky.com that the crowd "turned on" an officer while they making an arrest for underaged drinking. 

Boyles said people were throwing bottles and  "a variety of other things."

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There is now a Hepatitis A outbreak in Jefferson and five surrounding counties in Kentucky. 

The state now recommends that people in Jefferson, Hardin, Bullitt, Greenup, Carter and Boyd counties be vacinnated.

Transmitted mostly through fecal matter Hepatitis A can live outside the body for extended periods of time making it a higher risk for transmission.  How might be spread between different counties and why was there a travel advisory issued by Indiana last week.

Pilots, Parachuters Prepare For Thunder Over Louisville

Apr 20, 2018
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When he was young, Louisville-native Russ Lemay never imagined he’d be jumping out of airplanes for a living. But Lemay has now helped rescue hundreds of people as a member of the Kentucky Air National Guard, and will showcase his talent in Thunder Over Louisville Saturday.

Nearly three dozen aircraft will fly over the city during Thunder Over Louisville’s air show. Lemay said he has looked forward to the event because it offers a unique experience to parachuting.

Poll Reflects a Drop in Prescription Pill Abuse

Apr 20, 2018

A new poll shows one in four Kentuckians knows someone who has abuse prescription pain drugs.

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll also showed a decrease in the number of adults in the 

Students at Marshall County High School in far west Kentucky participated in a statewide moment of silence this morning, to remember the lives of Bailey Holt and Preston Cope--two 15-year-old students who lost their lives to a shooter at the school January 23rd. More than a dozen other students were wounded during the shooting.

 Marshall County High School junior Keaton Conner stood silently alongside other students and teachers as they circled the school to honor classmates who lost their lives only three months ago.

New Map Shows Explosion of Fluorinated Chemical Contamination

Apr 20, 2018

 

The non-profit Environmental Working Group and a team of environmental health researchers at Northeastern University in Boston developed the map, which tracks publicly-known contaminated sites reported from both EPA testing and state and local agencies.

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Still from White House video.

“Why don’t you just fire the guy?”

The question came in a press availability with President Trump soon after he learned that federal agents, acting on information from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, had raided the offices of his personal lawyer, Robert Cohen.

The president visibly warmed to the question. Arms crossed, he answered, “Many people have said, ‘You should fire him.’”

 

President Trump’s recent rhetoric has raised speculation th

New Map Shows Explosion of Fluorinated Chemical Contamination

Apr 20, 2018

 

The non-profit Environmental Working Group and a team of environmental health researchers at Northeastern University in Boston developed the map, which tracks publicly-known contaminated sites reported from both EPA testing and state and local agencies.

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Billy Hobby’s days are largely filled by two things: church and pool.

“I play everyday, mostly,” Hobby said, sitting next to his wife, Barbara.

“Well, I enjoy watching him play,” Barbara Hobby said. “He’s got health problems, can’t go out of town and play all the time.”

 

 

Billy and Barbara were in Cadiz, Kentucky, about 20 miles from their home in Princeton so that the 86-year-old pool player could compete in a weekly tournament.

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