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Kentucky businesses urged to prepare for influx of solar eclipse visitors

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:05:46 GMT

Thousands and thousands of tourists and visitors are expected to be in Kentucky for the August 21 total solar eclipse. Hopkinsville is among the top eclipse viewing sites in the country, when the eclipse sweeps across ten Kentucky counties and 14 states.

Great-Day-Live 8 mins ago 2:06 p.m."Brew-grass" music is a family tradition for Gary Brewer and thea

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:57:00 GMT

"Brew-grass" is bluegrass music that run through the instruments of Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers. The local family band is made up of Gary Brewer, his sons Wayne and Mason, his dad Finley, and a banjo and fiddler.

John's Bumper Bluegrass Package in Ireland, 4-16 July 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:45:23 GMT

Yesterday we hoped to be able to give dates in Ireland for the wealth of US talent that will be here in the first half of July - so thanks once again to John Nyhan , who has organised the tours for three of the four US acts, for this news. John writes: With such young bluegrass talent performing in Ireland between the 4th and 16th of July, you could nearly call it 'The Future of Bluegrass Tour'.

Oklahoma officials, others dispute California climate claim

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:47:03 GMT

Officials from Oklahoma and more than a dozen other states have sent two letters to California's insurance commissioner, asking that he stop pressing insurance companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry, saying it only confuses consumers and unnecessarily brings politics into the insurance market. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has said the investments may be risky due to a move from fossil fuels to renewable energy because of climate change.

Guilty until proven innocent

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:28:54 GMT

In 2015, the majority of Kentuckians in 106 counties voted for a governor they believed would change the trajectory of the state for the better: Matt Bevin. Voters were tired of the political status quo - unfunded pensions, deep-seated political corruption, false promises, and thousands of jobs lost to neighboring states.

New Kentucky's Elegy vs. old Jefferson Davis debate

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:04:03 GMT

If you are a native Kentuckian and haven't read J.D. Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy," you should. Vance's bestseller deftly relays his analysis of how hillbilly culture encourages "social rot."

Tropical storm Cindy threatens 'life-threatening' floods along...

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:04:02 GMT

Tropical storm Cindy is drenching the northern Gulf Coast and could leave behind more than a foot of rain in some areas before lifting northward toward Tennessee and Kentucky - where the deluge will continue. The National Hurricane Center warns that the storm "could produce life-threatening flash flooding" along the northern Gulf Coast, unloading widespread rainfall amounts of six to nine inches, and isolated totals over a foot.

What makes Kentucky Kentucky? Here are some ideas. What are yours?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:41:37 GMT

By Tom Eblen, Columnist Lexington Herald-Leader As we celebrate our 225th year as the 15th state in the union, the Kentucky Historical Society is sending people to communities from Pikeville to Hickman to ask a simple question: What makes Kentucky Kentucky? This "listening tour" is based on a premise that seems especially true in Kentucky: The better you understand the past, the better prepared you are to face the challenges of the present and future. "We want to know what people love about Kentucky and what problems they're facing in their communities," said Patrick Lewis, a society historian.

KYTC Crews Painting Lines on Kentucky's Main Roads

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:13:43 GMT

You may have noticed that the painted lines on the Hwy 41 strip and Twin Bridges look a bit brighter. That's because The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet does their best to re-paint those lines, and others, along Kentucky's main roads every year.

Police in Kentucky: Man overdosed on heroin while driving

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:13:42 GMT

Jeffersontown police Major Lee Meredith tells WLKY-TV that Anthony Jenkins was arrested Monday on several charges, including operating a motor vehicle under the influence and possession of a controlled substance. Police received a call Monday morning reporting that Jenkins was driving recklessly and nearly struck several cars.

Police officer files whistleblower lawsuit after demotion

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:14:21 GMT

A police officer in Kentucky has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against his department, saying he was demoted for challenging police leadership and sharing information with local government leaders. News outlets report Raymond "Jimmy" Harper sued the Louisville Metro Police Department on Monday.

Signs seeking information about boy's killing taken down

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:18:10 GMT

Signs seeking information about the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy have been taken down in a Kentucky community, prompting concern from the victim's family. Local news outlets report that at least five signs asking people to call Louisville Metro police with tips about the May killing of Dequante Hobbs Jr. have disappeared within a week of their June 13 installation.

LEX 18 Digital Conversation: Miss Kentucky Laura Jones

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:17:17 GMT

On July 2, 2016, Laura Jones, Miss Danville, was crowned Miss Kentucky 2016. She is the daughter of Tom and Pamela Jones of Fisherville in Spencer County and the second oldest of seven children.

No d j vu a " control rogue doctors prescribing Suboxone

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:32 GMT

There's no mistaking Kentuckian's heroin and opioid addiction is a public health crisis. There are not enough spots in urban detox and inpatient treatment centers.

AG Andy Beshear sues Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin over education board reorganizations

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:33:33 GMT

AG Andy Beshear sues Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin over education board reorganizations Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's reorganization of education boards challenged by Andy Beshear Check out this story on Attorney General Andy Beshear said Tuesday afternoon that he is filing a lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin over his reorganization of the state's education boards. "The governor could have avoided this lawsuit simply by following the law," Beshear said in a statement.

Arcade Fire and Michael Kiwanuka open triumphant first day of INmusic ...

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:01:21 GMT

The Canadian band slammed Donald Trump and the London soul singer mellowed out at the Croatian festival, held the by the placid waters of Lake Jarun. Rounding off day one at INmusic festival, Zagreb, Croatia, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler took the opportunity to criticise President Donald Trump, telling the crowd: "We're starting to get organised in the US because we're not gonna out up with another four years of this garbage."

Ex-Kentucky Star Rex Chapman Talks Opioid Epidemic

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:01:20 GMT

Imagine if every day in America, 171 people died from the Ebola virus. Or if every month, there were eight crashes involving 747 airplanes.