Governor Beshear says a study of the feasibility of adding the University of Pikeville to the state public system will begin in the weeks ahead. The governor’s office will issue a request for proposals this week to hire a consultant to lead the review. Spokeswoman for the governor, Kerri Richardson says it will be a 360 degree look at the issue.
The United States Treasury has decided not to accuse China of manipulating its currency. Instead, the Obama administration acknowledged that the yuan, which is also known as the renminbi, was appreciating but not at an "insufficient" rate.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the day after Christmas don’t have a patent on holiday shopping activity. Shoppers were out the day after the day after Christmas Tuesday, even in the cold rain. Debbie Dix of Lexington says she was out with a return and was looking for ski stuff for a youth outing. Dix feels her family had a little more to spend this year, compared to 2010.
Although we’re entering the heart of winter, officials with one of Kentucky’s best known utilities are thinking about a summertime storm. Louisville Gas and Electric has been given public service commission approval to set up a separate account to deal with costs tied to a wind storm last August. State Public Service Commission spokesman, Andrew Melnykovych says L-G and E says it storm damage costs for 2011 exceeds 14 million, nearly triple the annual amount budgeted.
Sean Collins created a way for surfers to learn about where the best waves are just about anywhere in the world and in the process became a legend in the surfing community. Monday, at the age of 59, he died.
Both The Washington Post andThe New York Times have stories today that highlight the fact that members of the United States Congress are increasingly wealthier than their constituents and they're also getting richer at a faster rate than even their fellow private-industry rich folks.