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Vietnam Veterans Sought as Honor Guards
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:08 AM
Vietnam War combat veterans are being sought to stand guard over a traveling memorial that will visit Carbondale next month. The 80-percent scale model of the Vietnam Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., will be on display Sept. 11th to 14th on the practice football field south of the Southern Illinois University stadium. Mark Cosgrove, Vietnam Wall committee chairman, says he'd like three ...
Kentucky Gets $20 Million Grant for Energy Study
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:47 PM
Democrats and Republicans gathered Wednesday to celebrate a $20 million federal grant designed to move Kentucky to new forms of energy, a tricky subject in a state dominated by the coal industry. Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and U.S. Rep. Andy Barr joined Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and state House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins to announce a federal grant spread out among the state's ...
Albright Endorses Grimes for Senate
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:00 AM
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Albright was the first woman to become Secretary of State when former President Bill Clinton appointed her in 1997. She also served on former President Jimmy Carter's National Security Council. In a news release, Albright called Grimes one of the brightest young ...
Kentucky's Credit Rating Will Not Be Downgraded
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:37 AM
Moody's said it will not downgrade Kentucky's credit rating despite a recent federal bankruptcy decision that could cost the state nearly $1 billion over 20 years. The credit rating agency said Monday that Kentucky has enough resources to manage the added expenses caused by a judge's decision to let a private Louisville community mental health center leave the Kentucky Employees ...
Former Lawmaker Given Role in Governor's Office
Monday, August 25, 2014 4:33 AM
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed a former state lawmaker to be director of his office's legislative services. Beshear says his choice, Roger Thomas, has experience and knowledge of the legislative process that's ``second to none.'' He says Thomas' understanding of the General Assembly will be vital to achieve a successful legislative session next year. Beshear's office says Thomas will ...
Suggestions Sought for KY Education Standards
Monday, August 25, 2014 1:36 AM
Kentucky education officials want to tweak the state's English and math standards and they want help doing it. Officials unveiled a website on Monday where people can view the state's hundreds of English and math education standards. People can rewrite the standards or they can click a green thumbs-up icon, similar to Facebook's ``like'' button. State Education Commissioner Terry ...
Ford Adds Jobs, Invests to Make Lincoln MKC in KY
Monday, August 25, 2014 11:20 PM
Ford has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand. The company said Monday it added 300 workers and invested another $129 million in Louisville Assembly Plant, where Ford makes the Lincoln MKC and Ford Escape. Ford invested $600 million in 2010 to renovate the ...
Right-to-Work’s Hand Up Better than Govt Handouts
Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:00 AM
As a result of increased pressure achieved by a perfect storm of increasing competition from other energy sources along with the Environmental Protection Agency’s mandate that Kentucky reduce its CO2 emissions by 18 percent within the next 15 years, thousands of Kentucky coal miners – and myriads more who supply and serve them – have lost their jobs, many of which were ...
GOP Files Election Complaint About Grimes' Bus
Friday, August 22, 2014 4:30 PM
The Republican Party of Kentucky has submitted a complaint to the Federal Election Commission alleging Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes accepted prohibited campaign donations from her father's company. The complaint was hand-delivered to the FEC Friday morning. It alleges that Signature Special Event Services, owned by Grimes' father Jerry Lundergan, purchased a ...
State Dems Fire Back at McConnell on Ethics Charge
Saturday, August 23, 2014 3:12 AM
The battle between Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes continues, as the Kentucky Democratic party has filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee, shortly after state Republicans lodged a complaint with the Federal Election Commission. Democrats claim that soon after McConnell had breakfast with a top airline executive in the Senate Dining Room, the executive contributed to ...
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