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Grants Available for School Produce Program
Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:57 PM
The Kentucky Department of Education is taking applications for grants for a program that helps schools buy fresh fruits and vegetables to serve to students. The department says more than $2.9 million is available through the federal program for the 2015-2016 school year. The deadline to apply is June 8. The level of funding provided to a school depends on its ...
Officials Disagree on Mercury Levels in Fish
Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:15 AM
Kentucky officials are trying to get the lower half of the Ohio River removed from a list of state waterways that feature warnings against eating fish possibly contaminated with mercury. WDRB-TV reports the state's Division of Water submitted a proposal earlier this month to get 370 miles of the river off the warning list. That area stretches from Jefferson County ...
Fort Campbell to Train for Tornado Emergency
Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:12 AM
For one day next week, the training at Fort Campbell will include preparing for a weather emergency. The Army post says a weather-related emergency response exercise is set for June 2. Fort Campbell says it is partnering with off-post emergency services to practice how the post would respond to a real-life tornado touchdown. Fort Campbell officials say such full-scale exercises ...
KY Republican Primary Recanvass Set For Today
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 8:04 PM
UPDATE: State election officials have begun reviewing the results of Kentucky's Republican primary for governor. County boards of elections in eastern time zones began reviewing totals from electronic voting machines and absentee ballots at 9 a.m. Counties in the central time zone begins at 9:00 AM CST. Louisville businessman Matt Bevin leads state Agriculture Commissioner ...
Rand Paul Blames GOP Hawks for Rise of ISIS
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:52 PM
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group. The freshman senator from Kentucky, who supports a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, says the GOP's foreign policy hawks, in his words, "created these people." The Islamic State group, commonly referred to as ISIS, has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East and in ...
Ag Commissioner Nominee Proposes Western KY Office
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:55 AM
Democratic nominee for agriculture commissioner Jean-Marie Lawson Spann says she wants to locate a regional office for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in western Kentucky if she's elected. She said in a news release Tuesday that no decision has been made about a location for the office other than it would be one convenient to everyone in the region. The release said the office is ...
No Additional Recanvass Requests Following Primary
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5:39 AM
No other candidates have requested a review of Kentucky's primary election results. Tuesday was the last day candidates could ask the secretary of state to review the voting machines and absentee ballots in all of Kentucky's 120 counties. A competitive Republican primary yielded two such challenges, one for governor and the other for agriculture commissioner. Matt Bevin leads James Comer ...
McConnell: 2016 Goal is to Maintain GOP Majority
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:28 PM
Mitch McConnell says he expects to maintain but not grow the U.S. Senate's Republican majority next year. The Senate majority leader said Tuesday the GOP's chances of gaining seats are "pretty slim" because Republicans must defend 24 seats compared to the Democrats' 10. Plus, Republicans will field candidates in several states dominated by the presidential election, including New Hampshire, ...
Bevin, McConnell Joint Appearances Have to Wait
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:23 PM
Kentucky Republicans waiting to see U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell put his arm around his political nemesis Matt Bevin will have to wait a little longer. Bevin canceled an appearance at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Tuesday where McConnell, the Senate majority leader, was the scheduled speaker. And McConnell has said he will not attend the state Republican Party's Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday ...
Beshear Leading Trade Mission to Canada
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:51 AM
Gov. Steve Beshear is leading a trade mission this week to Canada, which is Kentucky's largest trade partner. The governor's office says more than a dozen Kentucky small businesses will be matched with Canadian businesses and distribution networks during the trip. The Kentucky companies represent a variety of industries. The meetings are aimed at allowing Kentucky companies to form ...
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