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Bill Lets Governor Remove College Board Members
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:52 PM
A state Senate committee has approved a bill that clarifies when and how the governor can remove board members for public colleges and universities. Senate Bill 107 would allow the governor to replace board members if the board is out of balance racially or politically. The governor first must try to resolve the issue by letting terms expire and appointing new members. But if that would take ...
Bill Would Make Colleges Compete for State Funding
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:11 PM
Kentucky's public colleges and universities would have to compete with each other for shrinking state tax dollars under a bill that has cleared the state Senate. Senate Bill 153 would divide up more than $1 billion in state tax dollars to public colleges and universities based on a new formula, which would reward institutions for awarding more degrees in science, technology, engineering and ...
Bill Would Limit First-offense DUI Convictions
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:07 PM
A bill moving through the state legislature would restrict people to just one first-offense DUI conviction in a lifetime. State law treats DUI offenses on a sliding scale, with penalties escalating for each subsequent conviction. But if someone has two DUI convictions more than 10 years apart, both are treated as a "first offense." House Bill 261 would only let people be convicted of a ...
KY Ark Attraction Adding Biblical Truth Exhibit
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:57 AM
Kentucky's massive biblical attraction the Ark Encounter is opening a new exhibit that promotes the message of the Bible. The 510-foot wooden ark modeled after the biblical story of Noah opened in July. Since then, it has drawn large crowds to Grant County in northern Kentucky. The new exhibit is called "Why The Bible Is True." A release from the Ark Encounter says the new exhibit is composed ...
More Than 1.9 Million Vote in 2016 Election
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:56 AM
Kentucky's Secretary of State says the 2016 election was a record-breaker. 1,955,195 people cast a ballot in the 2016 General Election, a number Alison Lundergan Grimes says represents just over 59 percent of Kentucky's registered voters. She says 62.8 percent of Republican voters turned out, compared to 58.5 percent of Democrat voters and 45 percent of those registered as Independent or ...
McConnell Faces Questions About Replacing ACA
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:47 PM
Hundreds of chanting protesters gathered outside a Louisville-area hotel where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell heard from people defending the Affordable Care Act, including a businessman who credits it with helping him offer health insurance to his employees. The Kentucky Republican told the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday that congressional Republicans are working to ...
Bevins Pay Property Taxes, Penalties on Home
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:22 PM
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and his wife, Glenna, have paid their property taxes and nearly $2,000 in penalties for paying the bill late. WDRB-TV reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Chief Financial Officer Terri Geraghty said the payment totaling $11,080.03 was mailed in and was processed on Tuesday. The Bevins' Louisville home, which has an assessed value of nearly $700,000, had an ...
OPINION: News Media Continues to Lose Credibility
Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:01 AM
News Media Continues to Lose Credibility - By Richard Nelson Kentuckians' trust in institutional media may be at an all-time low. According to Secretary of State Alison Grime's Kentucky Civic Health Index released in January, less than half of Kentuckians trust the media. Even more surprising is an Emerson College Poll that found more Americans believe the Trump administration is more ...
McConnell Fields Protesters' Questions
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:11 PM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fielded a series of heated questions during his first speech in a tour of Kentucky during the congressional recess. McConnell did not answer questions about the deadly raid in Yemen or coal jobs continuing to disappear, and instead thanked the questioners for their "speeches." One woman shouted, "if you answer that, I'll sit down and shut up like ...
New Riverfront Dock Coming Together
Friday, February 17, 2017 11:00 PM
When entering Paducah's riverfront from Broadway, it's evident something "big" is happening right before your eyes. Piece by piece, the new 340-foot long transient dock is coming together. Once all the pieces of the frame and the infrastructure for utilities are assembled, the dock will be floated downstream to its permanent location. According to City Engineer and Paducah ...
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