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Therapy dog lifts spirits of cancer patients

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:13:45 GMT

There are few things that can distract Dewight Blanton during hours-long treatments of chemotherapy at the Norton Cancer Institute clinic in Jeffersonville. Television and books help pass the time and meals break up what is sometimes up to seven hours of treatment.

Recent rain didn't ease risk of forest fires in Kentucky

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:13:44 GMT

They say seasonal restrictions on outdoor burning are in effect. The agency asks Kentuckians to wait until conditions change before doing any outdoor burning.

Kynect is out; Kentuckians to start using

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:07:30 GMT

Kentuckians who receive health insurance through the kynect program will soon be using the federal exchange to sign up for coverage. Next Tuesday, those purchasing a Qualified Health Plan during the open enrollment period will do so on the website

More than 400,000 visitors flood Kentucky's Ark Park

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:50:34 GMT

More than 400,000 visitors flood Kentucky's Ark Park Bill Nye says its science is 'absolutely wrong', but that's not stopping the Ark's fans. Check out this story on A Noah's Ark attraction built by Christians who say the biblical story really happened is now open in Kentucky.

Kentucky Native Talks About Producing Hit NBC Shows

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:26:47 GMT

Kentucky's connection to NBC's hit shows America's Got Talent and The Voice are not limited to those on stage. Dave Moisan, Jordan Smith, and the men of Linkin Bridge are all Kentuckians who gained national attention with their singing talents on NBC.

Kentucky College of Optometry welcomes inaugural class - 3:39 pm updated:

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:03:36 GMT

After more than three years of planning, the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry has welcomed its inaugural class of 65 students. "The KYCO Office of Student Affairs received an impressive number of applications from qualified candidates across the country.

Artwork stolen off wall at Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:11:47 GMT

Artwork showing Muhammad Ali in a classic pose, in white trunks and red boxing gloves, was stolen from the Muhammad Ali Center in a brazen theft.

EKSC awarded grant to purchase littleBits by Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative -

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:48:03 GMT

Big Sandy Community and Technical College's East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium was recently awarded $1,000 through the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Mini-Grant Program to help bring littleBits to the EKSC. littleBits empower students to learn from an innovative invention-based platform with color-coded electronic bits that snap together with magnets.

BWW Feature: 2016-17 SEASON at Kentucky Shakespeare

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:28:14 GMT

We used to look forward to the summer because it brought Kentucky Shakespeare to the C. Douglas Ramey stage in Central Park, but Producing Artistic Director Matt Wall ace has expanded the life of the company to all four seasons. The formal announcement of the 2016-2017 season emphasizes this by actually coming close to the end of the run of its "first" production.

Barr, Kemper meet in hard-hitting debate

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:05:14 GMT

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and Democratic challenger Nancy Jo Kemper sparred Monday night over issues ranging from health care to Donald Trump's fitness to lead America's foreign policy in a hard-hitting televised debate, two weeks from Election Day. Kemper, a pastor, went on the offensive at the start of the hour-long debate, accusing the two-term Republican congressman of running a TV ad in Kentucky's 6th District that took her words from a television interview out of context.

Paddling Strokes - " New Named Fish on the Neches River

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:55:42 GMT

The Spotted Bass is also known as Kentucky Bass or Redeye. Although very similar to a black, largemouth bass, the Spotted Bass has several anatomical landmarks identifying its species.

Woman angered by too-small portion size sues KFC for $20 million

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:58:00 GMT

A New York woman is accusing KFC of advertising Kentucky Fraudulent Chicken according to a suit recently filed against the fast food giant. Anna Wurtzburger, a 64-year-old retiree, ordered a $20 bucket of fried chicken over the summer and was appalled that the bucket was not overflowing with poultry.

Change the culture of secrecy: Pledge transparency

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:23:22 GMT

A recent S&P Global Ratings survey declares that the commonwealth where Lincoln was born now has the nation's worst pension crisis, a distinction previously held by neighboring Illinois, known as the Land of Lincoln. The only ones who can ultimately apply the prescription needed to fix what S&P describes as a $31.2 billion shortfall will be the 138 members of the Kentucky General Assembly, which makes addressing the pension deficit the numero uno issue in the current political campaign.

Sunrise to Go: Monday, Oct. 24

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:52:40 GMT

The workers voted overwhelmingly Friday to approve a new labor agreement. Their major issues were with scheduling, the number of temporary workers hires and a two-tier pay scaled that paid new hires 25 percent less than base employees.

Giants' 4 interceptions key in 17-10 win over Rams in London

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:50:47 GMT

A tour bus and a semi-truck crashed on a highway in Southern California early Sunday, killing at least seven people, the California Highway Patrol said. A tour bus and a semi-truck crashed on a highway in Southern California early Sunday, killing at least seven people, the California Highway Patrol said.

Meggitt expands carbon brake manufacturing capacity

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:32:31 GMT

With the expansion, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems moved its wheel-and-brake maintenance and repair operations from Akron, Ohio to Danville, Kentucky. Meggitt ribbon cutting in Danville, Kentucky, opening the expanded carbon brakes facility.

2 Louisville men killed in northern Kentucky accident

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:33:15 GMT

Boone County Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Tom Scheben says in a news release that the accident occurred Saturday night in Hebron.