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Conway Demands Copycat Website Be Taken Down
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 6:32 AM
A website similar to Kentucky's health insurance exchange site has been taken down and no longer appears in Google search results after action by Attorney General Jack Conway. The website was similar to Kentucky's official health insurance exchange site, and Conway's office said Tuesday that some consumers trying to find the Kentucky site were landing at the copycat site instead and being given ...
Traffic Deaths Down in Kentucky
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 6:26 AM
Heading into the final month of the year, Kentucky's traffic death count was lower than the same time a year ago. Kentucky State Police say 586 people lost their lives on the state's roadways through Dec. 1 of this year, based on preliminary statistics. That's 98 fewer than the total reported for the same period in 2012. State police say that of the 451 motor vehicle fatalities, 225 victims ...
State Encourages New Ways of Using Old Tires
Monday, December 02, 2013 7:25 PM
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is offering grants to schools and other organizations that want to use rubber mulch from shredded tires as bedding on playgrounds and athletic fields. The goal is to dispose of Kentucky's ever-growing supply of discarded tires. Agency spokeswoman Ricki Gardenhire said the Division of Waste Management in Frankfort will be taking applications through ...
US Chamber Promotes McConnell in TV Ad
Monday, December 02, 2013 4:13 PM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will spend more than $180,000 to run a TV ad across Kentucky over the next 10 days promoting Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell as a champion for the state's coal industry. The business organization describes McConnell in the 30-second ad, which begins airing Tuesday, as ``a fighter'' who opposes U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policies that harm ...
WATERS: Does Plan B Exist for KY's Economy?
Sunday, December 01, 2013 12:00 AM
Frustrated by intense opposition experienced by his ideological soul mate in the White House, Gov. Steve Beshear claims in a New York Times op-ed that Obamacare – the biggest expansion of government power and control in decades – is good for Kentuckians’ health and their pocketbooks. Beshear supports his assertion by citing what was “concluded” in a recent study ...
Army Cuts Number of Paratroopers
Saturday, November 30, 2013 11:39 PM
The U.S. Army is capping parachute positions at 49,000 soldiers as part of its overall cutback and reorganization of the military by 2020. As a result, a Pathfinder unit at Fort Campbell, Ky., and multiple paratrooper units at Fort Bragg, N.C., are seeing soldiers taken off of jump status. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Don Peters says 24 units accounting for 2,600 soldiers are being removed from ...
KY State Police Launch Holiday Enforcement Drive
Monday, December 02, 2013 6:43 AM
Kentucky State Police troopers across the state will be looking at data to see where highway crashes involving injury or death most often occur. Sgt. Michael Webb says a new enforcement campaign known as "Operation Holiday Lights: All Night, Every Night" involves having posts look at when and where crashes are prevalent and schedule heavier patrols in those spots. Police are using traffic ...
Former Senate President Files to Keep Judicial Job
Monday, December 02, 2013 6:33 AM
Former Senate President David Williams has filed candidacy papers to seek election to the judicial seat Gov. Steve Beshear appointed him to last year. Williams, a Republican, filed the papers last week. Beshear, a Democratic, appointed Williams circuit judge in the 40th District of southern Kentucky in October 2012 even though the two had been longtime political rivals. Williams regularly ...
Allegations Shock Potential KY Governor Candidate
Saturday, November 30, 2013 9:00 AM
Agricultural Commissioner James Comer is battling accusations of generating a division among the state GOP with a speech he delivered in a Somerset business meeting last week. In a guest editorial appearing in the Commonwealth Journal, Rep. state Sen. Chris Girdler accuses Comer of making "petty and paranoid comments" to a local Chamber of Commerce. Girdler says it's an attempt to ...
LBL Small Game Hunting Season Opens Sunday
Saturday, November 30, 2013 4:00 AM
Hunting season is open at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area for small game starting Sunday. Hunters ages 16 and older need an LBL hunter use permit and an appropriate state license and are required to observe LBL rules and applicable state laws regarding hunting zones and safety precautions. The LBL small game and waterfowl hunting information sheet is ...
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