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Right-to-work: The Right Message for KY's Governor
Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 AM
Perhaps this could be followed by “Political Courage Month” in November, during which the governor digs his bully pulpit out of storage, dusts it off and places a reminder on it to “pound here in favor of right-to-work for Kentucky.” He would have the support of manufacturers, who strongly endorse a right-to-work policy for Kentucky because they can see – and ...
School Bullying Task Force Ready for First Meeting
Monday, October 20, 2014 2:00 PM
A state task force designed to address bullying in schools will hold its first meeting this week. Gov. Steve Beshear announced the creation of the Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force in September. Beshear says he expects the group to find solutions to make schools safer and free of bullying and harassment. The task force will analyze existing laws and policies as well as interview ...
Grimes, McConnell Hit the Road as Poll Favors GOP
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:21 AM
Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates hit the road next week as Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes campaigns with Bill Clinton, and a trio of Republican congressmen stump for Sen. Mitch McConnell. It's the third visit for Clinton, who won the state twice as a presidential candidate and remains popular with Kentuckians. But his visit comes after a new Gallup survey shows more Kentuckians lean toward ...
7th U.S. Death Linked to Polio-Like Enterovirus
Friday, October 17, 2014 5:36 AM
As CDC resources have been stretched in dealing with the Ebola crisis, a lesser-known virus has become widespread in the U.S. and is now linked to a seventh death, according to Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson. The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been detected “in specimens from seven patients who died and had ...
Stalled Policies Find New Life in KY Counties
Monday, October 20, 2014 2:00 AM
Kentucky's local governments are reviving a pair of proposals that have been bogged down at the state and federal level. The Louisville Metro Council's Democratic majority is trying to increase the county's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. In more conservative areas, Republicans have pushed back by trying to pass local laws that would weaken unions. The issues are playing ...
Corvette Museum Lays Out Plan to Repair Sinkhole
Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:35 PM
National Corvette Museum officials met on Wednesday with construction personnel and engineers to review the plan, process and timeline for fixing the sinkhole and repairing the Skydome building at the facility. According to a press release, Sunday November 9 will be the last day to see the sinkhole, before construction is slated to begin the next day. Officials say if everything goes ...
Appeals Court Rules in KY Electioneering Ban
Friday, October 17, 2014 6:25 PM
A federal appeals court has issued a ruling that will allow Kentucky to enforce its buffer zone prohibiting campaign activity on public property near polling places but not on private property. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday on a ruling by U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman, who said the state law violates First Amendment speech rights. He issued a permanent ...
Kentucky Agency Providing Ebola Preparedness
Friday, October 17, 2014 10:27 AM
No cases of Ebola have been reported in Kentucky, but the state Department for Public Health says it's working on several fronts to make sure hospitals, local health departments and other health providers are ready should any cases occur. Public Health Commissioner Dr. Stephanie Mayfield says there is concern among residents after identification of the first cases of Ebola in the ...
Survey Shows Jump in Retail Food Prices in KY
Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:05 AM
A new survey of Kentucky food prices says the rising cost of beef and pork products led to an overall 3.9 percent jump in retail food prices during the third quarter of the year. The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation's survey was conducted last month. It listed the total cost of 40 basic grocery items at $127, compared with $122.23 in the previous quarter. The Farm Bureau says ...
Hillary Clinton Campaigns for Grimes in Louisville
Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:27 AM
Alison Lundergan Grimes is getting some help from Hillary Clinton Wednesday night as she seeks to distance herself from President Barack Obama and defeat Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell. Clinton was the featured speaker at a boisterous rally in Louisville, the third time a Clinton has campaigned for Grimes this year. The event came one day after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ...
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