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U.S. Education Secretary Cardona visiting Hazard Thursday

By: - January 18, 2023

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will travel to Hazard Thursday to spotlight new federal funding for Partners for Rural Impact, a “place-based partnership” founded by Dreama Gentry that works to create student opportunity and success in Appalachia. Accompanying him will be Geoffrey Canada, president of Harlem Children’s Zone and founder of the William Julius Wilson […]

Kentucky teachers can sign up for Holocaust education workshops offered by UK

By: - January 17, 2023

Teachers across Kentucky have the opportunity to enhance K-12 Holocaust education through a University of Kentucky-led training initiative, according to a news release from UK. Educators can register for online and in-person Holocaust education workshops, offered from late January through early June of 2023. Funded by a grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund (JHF), the UK-JHF Holocaust Education Initiative creates […]

Conservation officers investigating death of bull elk in McCreary County, reward offered

By: - January 16, 2023

Frankfort — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking information about the poaching of a bull elk in McCreary County. A news release from the agency last week said conservation officers began investigating after a department employee found the bull elk carcass on Jan. 13 near Middle Ridge Trail on Beaver Creek Wildlife […]

Jan. 15 deadline to sign up for health, dental insurance through state marketplace

By: - January 12, 2023

Jan. 15 is the deadline to enroll for health and dental insurance through the state-based marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. To see plan options, visit or call 1-855-459-6328. Kentuckians who don’t have coverage through another source, such as an employer, Medicaid, the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicare or TRICARE, can shop […]

UK names Danelle Stevens-Watkins interim dean of the College of Education

By: - January 9, 2023

University of Kentucky Provost Robert S. DiPaola has named Danelle Stevens-Watkins acting dean of the College of Education, effective Jan. 4. She succeeds Julian Vasquez Heilig who became the provost of Western Michigan University. Stevens-Watkins is a professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, as well as the university’s associate vice president for research, […]

Danville farm will expand beef marketing with USDA value-added grant

By: - January 9, 2023

In an ongoing effort to diversify the country’s meat processing and create new markets for smaller livestock producers, the federal government is distributing about $3.9 million of grant money and guaranteeing loans that total $5.7 million for more than two dozen projects in 15 states, including Kentucky. Danville farmer Dennis Spencer Guinn was awarded a […]

Alvarado bids Kentucky Senate farewell, special election May 16 to choose his successor

By: - January 6, 2023

The  special election to replace Republican state Sen. Ralph Alvarado of Winchester will be held May 16, the day of the statewide primary for governor and other statewide offices. A physician, Alvarado will become commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, Jan. 16. Republican Gov. Bill Lee appointed him to the post in November. On […]

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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife enlists ‘pawfect’ partners

By: - January 4, 2023

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Law Enforcement Division just got some “pawfect” additions.  Three sibling Labrador retrievers will be partnered with conservation officers in different Kentucky regions, Fish and Wildlife announced Tuesday.  The dogs are named Cosmo and River, sisters, and brother Gambit.  “In researching the various types of dog breeds that we could add to our […]

Gas-well cleanup opens 513 acres in Rockcastle River Wildlife Management Area to the public

By: - January 3, 2023

Federal funding to plug abandoned oil and gas wells has opened 513 acres in Pulaski County to hunters, anglers, wildlife watchers and other nature lovers, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The land, part of  the Rockcastle River Wildlife Management Area (WMA), is newly accessible to the public  thanks to an […]

Kentucky Supreme Court rejects Beshear’s claim that legislature wrongly curbed his emergency powers

By: - December 29, 2022

  Citing legislative immunity, the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected Gov. Andy Beshear’s claim that the legislature acted unconstitutionally when it curbed his emergency powers in 2021. The court ruled that the state Constitution grants lawmakers immunity from such lawsuits. The legislation in question was a response to Beshear’s COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Among […]

Brent Spence Bridge project to move ahead next year with $1.6 billion from feds

By: - December 29, 2022

Groundbreaking for long-awaited improvements to the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor, connecting Kentucky and Ohio, is expected late next year with “substantial completion slated for 2029,” Gov. Andy Beshear’s office announced Thursday. The project has been awarded $1.6 billion in federal grants, “giving the landmark bridge and corridor project the green light to move toward construction,” […]

Three dead after arctic front settles across Kentucky. Officials urge stay home.

By: - December 23, 2022

Following extremely cold temperatures and wind chills across Kentucky, three persons have died, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday.  In a morning news briefing, the governor said one of the victims died in a vehicle accident in Western Kentucky. The other was a person with insecure housing in Louisville. About an hour later, Beshear said in […]