Kentucky News Content Service

3:33pm

Wed October 16, 2013
State Capitol

Governor Critical Of McConnell As Debt Deal Maker

Just before the federal government declared default, the U.S. Senate announced Wednesday afternoon it reached a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and get the federal government working again. But the Senate must still vote on the measure and so must the House of Representatives. Only then can a bill emerge that President Obama must sign -- before midnight tonight.

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11:31am

Thu May 23, 2013
Business and the Economy

Unemployment up in Most Kentucky Counties

Unemployment rates decreased in 49 Kentucky counties between April 2012 and April this year, while 63 county rates rose and eight stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the state at 5.4 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 5.6 percent; Fayette County, 5.9 percent; Ohio and Shelby counties, 6 percent each; Daviess and Scott counties, 6.1 percent each; Franklin and Hancock counties, 6.2 percent each; and Boone, Henderson, Madison and Spencer counties, 6.3 percent, according to a state news release.

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10:34am

Mon May 20, 2013
The Commonwealth

`Click It or Ticket' campaign begins

Beginning today and continuing through June 2, Kentucky State Police will be participating in the “Click It or Ticket” national, seatbelt enforcement campaign. The federal highway safety initiative focuses on seatbelt and child restraint enforcement as well as driver education.

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10:17am

Fri May 17, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

List of Historic Places includes 15 proposed sites

Fifteen nominations to the National Register of Historic Places were approved today during a meeting of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board at Metro Development Center in Louisville.

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3:01pm

Thu May 16, 2013
Business and the Economy

Kentucky jobless rate drops to 7.9 percent

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent in April from 8 percent in March 2013, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary April 2013 jobless rate was .3 percentage points below the 8.2 percent rate recorded for the state in April 2012.

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10:19am

Thu May 16, 2013
Education

New law ramps up technical education

Gov. Steve Beshear on Wednesday signed House Bill 207 that unites the state’s two Career and Technical Education (CTE) systems under the guidance of Kentucky’s Department of Education. The goal is to create a unified, more relevant and efficient system to educate and prepare students for the world of work in a real-life setting, according to a news release from the governor's office.

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10:18am

Thu May 16, 2013
Education

Campuses confer estimated 61,472 degrees, credentials

Officials at Kentucky’s public and independent colleges and universities estimate that they have conferred 61,472 degrees and credentials during the 2012‐13 academic year, with historic levels continuing at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and professional practice doctoral levels. The Preliminary 2012-13 Degrees Report, issued today by the Council on Postsecondary Education, shows declines for research doctorates and in undergraduate and graduate certificates. A slight overall decrease of less than one percent is estimated for total degrees and credentials conferred this year since last year’s historic total.

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1:48pm

Wed May 15, 2013
All Politics are Local

Senate affirms 'Freedom to Fish' Cumberland River

Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate has passed bill which contains Sen. Mitch McConnell’s measure protecting access to critical Kentucky fishing waters, according to a news release from the Kentucky senator's Washington office.

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2:35pm

Tue May 14, 2013
Lexington/Richmond

Re-interment for exhumed remains at Eastern State Hospital

Credit Charles Bertram / Lexington Herald Leader

FRANKFORT – A ceremony of remembrance Tuesday marked the re-interment of the remains of 178 individuals that were exhumed in 2011 on the Eastern State Hospital Campus in Lexington, now home to a new Bluegrass Community and Technical College education facility.

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9:46am

Tue May 14, 2013
Business and the Economy

Door Manufacturer to open in Todd, creates 110 jobs

ELKTON – Local, state and company officials in gathered in Elkton Monday to announce Glass Door Solutions LLC, a newly formed company, plans to lease a facility, create 110 new, full-time jobs and invest more than $3.5 million.

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11:30am

Tue November 6, 2012
All Politics are Local

State Receives Complaints about Polling Problems

Frankfort - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, in her capacity as chair of the State Board of Elections and the Kentucky Election Integrity Task Force, said she and her staff are closely monitoring compliance today with the state's election laws.

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11:27am

Tue November 6, 2012

3:25pm

Wed October 31, 2012
The Commonwealth

Derailment Fire Injures Workers, Forces Evacuation

Five contractors were hurt this afternoon, three of them seriously, when an explosion and fire occurred at the site of Monday morning's trail derailment in southwest Jefferson County. As a result, a mandatory evacuation within 1.2 miles of the derailment has been declared. And Louisville MetroSafe has asked all residents within a 5 mile radius of the derailment site to remain indoors as a precaution. They have been asked to close doors and windows and to turn off their residential heating and cooling systems. Also, residents are asked to bring their pets inside, according to an announcement from MetroSafe.

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12:40pm

Wed October 31, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

Freeze Warnings Issues for Tonight

The National Weather Service offices in Louisville and Paducah have issued freeze warnings for tonight and early Thursday. Most of the area affected is bounded by I-65 on the east and south of the Western Kentucky and Blue Grass parkways.

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2:17pm

Tue October 30, 2012
All Politics are Local

Grimes Predicts 62 Percent Voter Turnout for Tuesday

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state, predicts a statewide voter turnout for Tuesday's presidential election at between 62 and 64 percent. That could be a record turnout, she said. But the early onset of winter weather and its impact on Eastern Kentucky could affect turnout there, Grimes said.

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1:44pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Health and Welfare

10 Hospitals Become First in Trauma Care System

FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health designated the first 10 hospitals as part of the Kentucky Trauma Care System at a ceremony last week at the Kentucky Trauma Symposium in Lexington.

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12:47pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

Winter Conditions Continue in Southeast Kentucky

The National Weather Service office in Jackson said a winter storm warning remains in effect for Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties until 8 a.m. Wednesday. Above 2,000 feet, snowfall will continue through much of the day today and through tonight. Below 2,000 feet elevation, rain will mix with and change to wet snow this morning changing back to rain this afternoon.

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2:53pm

Mon October 29, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

Train Derailment Forces Evacuation of 34 Homes

Eight rail cars of a 39-car Paducah and Louisville train derailed early today in extreme southwest Jefferson County forcing the evacuation of 34 homes in the vicinity of Abbotts Beach Road and Katherine Station Road. At least one of the derailed cars resulted in a chemical leak into the air and a Level 3 Hazmat Alert has been issued. That's the highest level of hazmat alert.

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2:39pm

Mon October 29, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

Hurricane Sandy Brings Snow to Kentucky

The National Weather Service has downgraded the winter storm watch for southeast Kentucky to a winter weather advisory for snow - which runs from 10 p.m. today through noon Tuesday.The weather service's Jackson office said rain will mix with and change to snow tonight and then change back to rain by noon Tuesday. Snow accumulations of up to 2 inches are expected in low-lying areas and 2-4 inches in elevations above 2,000 feet.

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2:41pm

Fri October 26, 2012
The Commonwealth

Conway Announces Settlement with Pharmaceutical Firm

Attorney General Jack Conway Friday announced that Kentucky has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. paid kickbacks and engaged in off-label marketing campaigns to promote some of its drugs.

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12:25pm

Fri October 26, 2012
The Commonwealth

Falling Temperatures and Rain Expected in the Commonwealth

Indian summer is over. At least for now. A cold front will move through Kentucky today and cause temperatures to plunge into the 50s by noon and even lower tonight. And it will start raining this afternoon and could continue through about midday on Saturday. Upwards of three-fourths of an inch could fall in some places, according to the National Weather Service. Highs on Saturday will hit the mid-50s.

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4:34pm

Thu October 25, 2012
The Commonwealth

State Awards Homeland Security Grants to Projects

FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear Thursday announced $2.2 million in State Homeland Security Grants for 97 projects across the state that will be used for first-responder, communications and critical infrastructure equipment and training programs.

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