Starting this weekend, the doors of more than 20 Kentucky museums and historic sites are wide open for the state’s military members and their families. It’s all part of the national Blue Star Families program that benefits military members, past and present with free admission at these particular spots. Carla Nicholson is director of the Liberty Hall Historic site in downtown Frankfort. “Military families who can present a card..of participation in the military either.. current military families or those who are veterans..can get in free to the museums that are part of the Blue Star program from Memorial Day through Labor Day,” said Nicholson.
This spring’s devastating storms and tornadoes thrashed Kentucky communities, marking the 11th federally declared disaster in the state since 2008. To support ongoing recovery efforts, Gov. Steve Beshear Friday ceremonially signed legislation to help Kentuckians when they are victims of natural disasters. Several members of the General Assembly joined the governor for the ceremony in West Liberty, where the central business district was devastated by the March 2 tornado outbreak that heavily damaged several other communities and killed 24 Kentuckians.
This week, Ken Rudin and Ron Elving discuss Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker criticizing the president's tactics on Bain Capital, the Tea Party's goals in next week's Texas Senate primary, and general dysfunction in D.C. In other words, it's the Booker "Tea" Washington edition of the podcast.
The divisive battle to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker moves into its final phase in coming days with debates, a continuing flood of out-of-state ad money, and polls that suggest the incumbent is poised to fend off Democratic challenger Tom Barrett.
Here's a look at where things stand between the Republican Walker and Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, heading into Friday night's televised debate, the first of two before the June 5 rematch. (Walker defeated Barrett in the 2010 governor's race, 52.2 percent to 46.5 percent.)
Five years in prison. Then five years of probation and wearing an electronic monitoring device. The shame of being a registered sex offender. Not being able to get a job. His dream of playing in the NFL destroyed, possibly forever.
The first sneak peak a few weeks back inside journalist David Maraniss' highly anticipated biography of President Obama served up glimpses of the president as a young man in romantic relationships, with information gleaned from early girlfriends.
By any definition, the situation in Syria is atrocious with an estimated 10,000 people killed since the uprising started more than a year ago. The latest international effort to reach a ceasefire is on the ropes.
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is often considered the kick off to the summer season. Summer doesn’t officially arrive until June 21st, but weather conditions now are more in line with a typical mid to late June. In fact, level one drought conditions are plaguing some western Kentucky counties. University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist, Tom Priddy says it’s possible drought like conditions will move east across the state.