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LaRue Co. deputy shoots suspect

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:43:03 GMT

Kentucky State Police confirm they are investigating after a LaRue County deputy shot a suspect behind a home on Gray Road off Valley Creek Road near the LaRue and Hardin County line. According to police, the deputy attempted to pull over the suspect, who had several warrants, including a theft charge.

How the Kentucky Education Commissioner position came about

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:54:54 GMT

The shakeup with the Kentucky Education Board has many wondering what impact, if any, the changes will have on local school districts. Concerns are swirling in Jefferson County where some fear the resignation of Dr. Stephen Pruitt immediately following Governor Matt Bevin's appointment of seven new board members will lead to the accelerated development of charter schools or a state takeover.

EU says US tariffs are 'distorting' global trade flows

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:15:20 GMT

In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 file photo, a worker manufactures metal parts in an auto parts factory in Rui'an near Wenzhou city in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Chinese exporters of goods from electronics to motorcycle parts are scrambling to insulate themselves from U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed tariff hike.

Former Richmond Firefighter Arrested On Multiple Sex Charges

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:40:47 GMT

City officials confirm that Shane Allen was arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a victim under 12 years of age, rape and sodomy. Allen was taken into custody and has been lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

Kentucky GOP House leader: Lawmakers still have 'strong' relationship ...

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:40:46 GMT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Kentucky's top House Republican insisted Wednesday that state lawmakers have a "pretty strong" relationship with Gov. Matt Bevin even after the General Assembly voted to override the governor's vetoes of tax and budget bills last week.

Viva Il Pappy : The Pope Enjoys The Gift Of Kentucky Bourbon

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:40:45 GMT

Father Jim Sichko of Kentucky was invited for a special audience with the Pope. As part of the Papal Missionaries of Mercy, Sichko has visited with the Holy Father previously.

Primary election drawing near

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:45:07 GMT

The primary election is almost upon us, leading up to the general election in November with all Harlan County offices on the ballot. A total of 51 candidates have filed for 19 Harlan County offices.

RESUME Kentucky GOP is now party of tax and spend

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:32:35 GMT

Last Friday Kentucky's Republican-dominated Legislature overrode Gov. Matt Bevin's vetoes of two measures imposing a half-billion dollars of new taxes on Kentuckians and spending it for political ends.

Kentucky lawmakers earmark mineral taxes to fund Louisville's botanical gardens

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:32:34 GMT

Anyone with any information on the individual's identity is asked to call the Shepherdsville Police Department at 921-1000, or via the tip line at 215-1588. Anyone with any information on the individual's identity is asked to call the Shepherdsville Police Department at 921-1000, or via the tip line at 215-1588.

The Kentucky Board of Education called a special meeting on Tuesday, April 17.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:57:42 GMT

Seven new members were sworn in to the Kentucky Board of Education on Tuesday. With the addition of those members, the board is entirely made up of those appointed by Gov. Bevin.

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt resigns under pressure

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:15:16 GMT

Stephen Pruitt was selected as education commissioner in 2015, just two months before Matt Bevin won the Kentucky governor's race Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt resigns under pressure Stephen Pruitt was selected as education commissioner in 2015, just two months before Matt Bevin won the Kentucky governor's race Check out this story on Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt gives an autograph to Sue Sweeney, a science teacher from Owen County, while he waits on the board to determine his fate.

Possibility of Arizona teacher strike creates some confusion

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:54:47 GMT

Arizona teachers on Tuesday began weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests - a vote that's raising questions about how an unprecedented strike could play out across the state's education system. The walkout vote comes after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey offered teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020.

Four Wildcats in Final ESPN 100 Rankings

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:35:53 GMT

Point guard Immanuel Quickley comes in at 23rd in the country, and shooting guard Tyler Herro comes in at 28th. The new rankings place Kentucky second in the 2018 class rankings behind Duke, who have the top three players in the class as well as 17th ranked Tre Jones, ranked as the top point guard in the 2018 class.

Bevin Appoints Heiner To Kentucky Board Of Education

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:42:43 GMT

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner announced his resignation as Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet today to accept an appointment as a member of the Kentucky Board of Education. "I am grateful for Sec. Heiner's skilled and selfless leadership of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet over these past two and a half years," said Gov. Matt Bevin.

Less than week left to register to vote in Kentucky primary

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:46:45 GMT

The deadline to register is April 23. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says county clerks' offices statewide will accept online and paper applications until 4 p.m. local time on the deadline.

Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau is now offering the...

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:04:15 GMT

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is recommending hepatitis A vaccinations for everyone in six counties associated with an outbreak of the illness. The affected counties are Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd.

Statues Honoring Sergeant Reckless Placed On Kentucky Horse Park Grounds

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:25:00 GMT

LEXINGTON, Ky A very special addition to the Kentucky Horse Park has finally been placed on the grounds. The statue honors Sergeant Reckless, who was not just a horse, but a Marine.