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Flu level raised to widespread in Kentucky -

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:12:44 GMT

The Kentucky Department for Public Health , within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services , is raising the influenza level in the state from "regional" to "widespread." Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

Fort Knox to stop recognizing Kentucky driver's licenses as valid ID to enter post

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:57:28 GMT

Kansas, led by coach Bill Self, is positioned to be ranked Number One when the Jayhawks visit Kentucky Jan. 28. If Kansas ascends to Number One on Monday, the Jayhawks will be the season's fifth team to be ranked in the top spot in the AP Top 25 this season. If Kansas ascends to Number One on Monday, the Jayhawks will be the season's fifth team to be ranked in the top spot in the AP Top 25 this season.

One of Kentucky's Last Two Remaining Abortion Providers to Close Down

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:57:27 GMT

As of January 27, the state of Kentucky will have only one remaining legal abortion provider. The EMW Women's Clinic in Lexington is closing, news that was first reported in a Friday post on the Kentucky National Organization for Women Facebook page.

How Kentucky's non-compliance with Real ID licenses may cause you real problems

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:04:38 GMT

By Jack Brammer Lexington Herald-Leader-via Kentucky Press News Service FRANKFORT - Kentucky's decision to ignore federal security regulations for driver's licenses will begin inconveniencing residents in coming weeks, and the pain is expected to become widespread by early next year. Beginning Jan. 30, Kentuckians no longer will be able to use their driver's licenses to enter the two military bases in the state -- Fort Knox and Fort Campbell.

Lexington abortion clinic to close at end of January Read Story Staff

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:04:07 GMT

The Kentucky National Organization for women announced the news on Facebook Friday, Jan. 13. They said in part on Facebook : "It is with extreme sadness and deep regret that I write to tell you , that EMW WOMEN'S CLINIC, Lexington will close January 27th."

Yarmuth on Affordable Care Act's possible repeal

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:16:14 GMT

With the Affordable Care Act possibly on the chopping block, community leaders are assessing the consequences of the law being repealed. Congressman John Yarmuth held a public forum on Sunday to discuss the impact of the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Kentucky's Medicaid expansion.

Once upon a time an invite to the US Presidential Inauguration was an honour, not a battle cry

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:33:42 GMT

Illustrious contralto Marian Anderson performed for two presidents with opposing ideologies. So did opera singer Jessye Norman.

New officers approved to lead OKI

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:58:40 GMT

New officers approved to lead OKI Gary Moore, Kris Knochelmann officers of transportation planning organization. Check out this story on The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors Jan. 12 approved the appointment of new officers to lead the transportation planning organization for 2017.

Rand Paul discusses Obamacare replacement plans

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:25:07 GMT

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday unveiled the broad strokes of his Obamacare replacement package, a measure he again said Republicans must pass "on the same day as we do repeal." "We've had six years to complain and we have complained - I've been one of those complaining about Obamacare," he told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

Nicholas McMain, 31

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:40:25 GMT

Nicholas McMain, 31-years-old, is charged with Criminal Mischief and Burglary after attempting to rob an Ohio County home, according to Kentucky State Police. When the homeowner came outside to help, McMain ran into the man's home.

Why such hostility toward a promising policy?

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:22:03 GMT

The Elizabethtown Independent School Board recently became the first local education oversight body in Kentucky to express collective hostility toward giving parents the option of a different type of public-school experience for their children. It passed a resolution claiming a charter-school policy "unilaterally takes critically needed funds from local school districts and redirects them to charter schools, thereby debilitating the significantly underfunded system of funding for public education for all Kentucky schools."

An incredibly productive early legislative session

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:47:53 GMT

On Saturday, January 7th, I signed seven new bills into law. I want to extend my gratitude to the General Assembly for their hard work in getting these bills passed.

Why Utah is one of the best states to fall in love

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:17:45 GMT

A new study out of Michigan State University ranked Utah as the second-best state to find love . It trailed only Mississippi in the rankings, but sat above Wisconsin, Vermont and Alaska within the top five, according to a press release on the study.

Legislative Update: Sen. Max Wise - 13 Jan 2017

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:02:40 GMT

By State Senator Max Wise, 16th District: Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties Pro-business and pro-life measures highlighted a fast-paced and productive first week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. We witnessed history as my friend Jeff Hoover was sworn in as Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, the first Republican Speaker under a Republican majority in 95 years.

Ex-Paintsville mayor sentenced to prison for theft, bribery

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:18:14 GMT

A former eastern Kentucky mayor has been sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of theft of federal funds, aiding and abetting and bribery. Media outlets report that 70-year-old former Paintsville Mayor Bob Porter was also ordered Thursday to pay a $4,000 fine.

State lawmakers' retirement benefits revealed to public

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:43:38 GMT

Reps. J. R. Gray , D-Benton, and Mike Harmon, R-Junction City, talk on the House floor in Frankfort during a past legislative session.

Kentucky Legislature Moves to Lock Out Unions

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:21:49 GMT

Seyfarth Synopsis: This weekend Kentucky became the 27th state to pass right-to-work legislation, eliminating the right of unions to collect compelled-dues payments and providing a significant boost to employers hoping to operate union-free. On Saturday, January 7th, Kentucky's Governor signed Kentucky House Bill 1 into law, making Kentucky the 27th state in the country to adopt right-to-work legislation and the last state in the South to pass such a law.