Richmond, Kentucky is the place to be this weekend if you have any interest in Civil War history. Alan Lytle explains. Hundreds of blue and grey-clad re-enactors, and thousands of spectators, will once again gather in Madison County this weekend to commemorate the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Richmond.
Each year, hundreds of refugees come to Kentucky with the approval of the federal government to escape persecution in their home countries. Although they're here legally, up to 605 elderly and disabled refugees in the state stand to lose their Supplemental Security Income benefits if Congress doesn't act by Sept. 30, according to local advocates.
Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear attended the Harlan County Coal & Rail Centennial celebration of the first commercial railroad shipment of coal out of Harlan County. During his visit, Beshear gave a speech in front of the courthouse where he stressed the importance of coal to the state and the nation.
Chairman Ben Bernanke is proposing no new steps by the Federal Reserve to boost the U.S. economy while hinting that Congress may need to act to stimulate hiring and growth.
Bernanke said Friday that while record-low interest rates will promote growth over time, the weak economy requires further help in the short run. He is speaking at an annual economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Georgetown College Director of Athletics Brian Evans announced the new head men’s basketball coach Thursday afternoon. Four-year Tiger assistant to Happy Osborne, Chris Briggs, will immediately assume the leadership position. Briggs also served as a graduate assistant and student manager for UK coach Tubby Smith.
As Northern Kentucky authorities struggle with reducing the number of children jailed for truancy and other behavior not illegal for adults, a report issued Thursday outlines a plan that has reduced that number in other regions of the state. Kenton County has jailed more children for that type of behavior during the last eight years than any of Kentucky's other 120 counties, according to the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice.
The rows of tobacco and corn growing on land across from Kentucky Speedway will be replaced next year by rows of cars. This week the speedway bought a large tract near Ky. 35 in Gallatin County from Jo Wischer. The 84-year-old Florence resident did not say Thursday how much the speedway paid for the "couple hundred acres," but said she knows how it intends to use the property. "The speedway will be taking care of parking with it," Wischer said.