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Trump Names, Shames GOP Senators as Health Bill Hangs by Thread

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:48:55 GMT

With the latest Republican-only Obamacare repeal proposal hanging by a thread, President Donald Trump took to his favorite bully pulpit on Saturday to chide lawmakers who've announced their opposition or are on the fence. Trump directed tweets at Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona.

Writers must write

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:22:33 GMT

I am not delusional about my writing. I know there are many, many others who do it better than I. It doesn't look like I'm ever going to be a full-time writer or make a lot of money at it.

Lawsuit seeks to stop billboards near new Ohio River bridge

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:06:57 GMT

Government officials have asked a judge to halt construction on seven billboards near a newly opened bridge connecting Kentucky and Indiana. The Courier-Journal reports the River Ridge Development Authority has sued Outfront Media, the Indiana Department of Transportation, local landowners and the town of Utica, Indiana, over a plan to allow seven new billboards just north of the Lewis and Clark Bridge.

Louisville mayor pushes $30 million plan for soccer stadium

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:26:05 GMT

The mayor of Kentucky's largest city wants to spend $30 million to help build a 10,000-seat soccer stadium. The Courier-Journal reports Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the city will spend $25 million to buy the land for the stadium and another $5 million for infrastructure improvements.

CAPTURED: Escaped inmate from Fulton County Detention Center back in custody

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:00:18 GMT

He is facing charges in Ohio, and will then be extradited to Kentucky to face charges related to his escape from the Fulton County Detention Center. He is currently being held in the Hamilton County Jail in Ohio.

Update on feasibility study -

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:49:00 GMT

Daily Enterprise Magistrates Jim Roddy and James Howard hear a request for the county to apply for a grant to complete U.S. 421 to the Virginia state line. Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley brought the court up to speed on a feasibility study to determine if a Wellness and Recreation Center is possible for the county.

Maryland's Bail Reform Is a Warning for Would-Be Moralizers

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:20:48 GMT

Reformers on the left and right who worry about mass incarceration have argued lately for kicking private bail bonds out of America's criminal-justice system. New Jersey virtually eliminated cash bail earlier this year, instructing judges to decide whether to release defendants based on their risk factors.

Whata s Goina On

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:03:56 GMT

To place an event in the "What's Goin' On" section, email:; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1512 Hwy. 421 South, next to Sazon Mexican restaurant.

Muhammad Ali's boyhood home attraction closes in Kentucky

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:47:33 GMT

The owners who bought and restored Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in the boxer's hometown of Louisville are closing the tourist attraction. The modest shotgun home where Ali was known as Cassius Clay opened as a museum-style attraction just days before the boxer's death in June 2016.

Adopt-a-Highway program accepting entries for contest

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:13:46 GMT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking the Commonwealth's art teachers and students to get started on this year's Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest and submit their entries before the deadline on Oct. 31. The Adopt-a-Highway Program's Art Contest is held annually to increase public awareness about the damaging effects of litter, change attitudes and behaviors about littering and educate Kentuckians about the Adopt-a-Highway program. The contest is divided in to four age groups: 5-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18.

UK Gluck Center Welcomes Dr. Carrie Shaffer

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:31:12 GMT

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, in Lexington, recently welcomed Carrie Shaffer, PhD, as an assistant professor of microbiology. Shaffer completed her undergraduate degree at UK, graduating with a bachelor's of science in agriculture biotechnology, and earned her PhD from Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, in microbiology and immunology.

Is Infrastructure Spending Good for the Economy? It's Complicated.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:50:41 GMT

Kentucky and Indiana just spent $1 billion on a big new bridge over the Ohio River. It's the kind of high-cost, low-benefit infrastructure spending that makes America worse off.

Kentucky YMCA's Y-Corps active in community service

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:25:12 GMT

Recently, a group of Kentucky teens with the Kentucky YMCA's Y-Corps team got a dose of local history and engaged in an impactful service project in the Between the Rivers region.

Jobless rates increase in 85 Kentucky counties

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:25:11 GMT

Kentucky officials say unemployment rates rose in 85 of the state's 120 counties between August 2016 and August 2017. The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics says Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 3.5 percent.

Superintendent releases statement on threat made at McLean Co. High School

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:20:37 GMT

Our Administration takes this kind of behavior very seriously and has investigated the situation. There were no weapons or anything of that nature found from that threat.

SKCTC hosts congressional delegation -

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:06:36 GMT

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College welcomed the Congressional Staff Network on Workforce and Economic Security on the Middlesboro campus recently. These special guests heard from community and business leaders about eastern Kentucky challenges and outlooks for the future.

Auto supplier adding 113 jobs at western Kentucky plant

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:38:06 GMT

Automotive frame manufacturer Metalsa Structural Products is adding the jobs in Owensboro with a $36.5 million expansion to produce a new line of stamped and welded components. Bevin's administration says the $36.5 million at the Owensboro facility will include investment in robotic welding cells, assembly line robots, infrastructure and building expansions to accommodate the new production line and additional warehouse space.