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Regional

  • McConnell, Grimes avoid firm answers on the issues

    By Brenton Ward, Cheyene Miller, Tyler Spanyer, Ben Tompkins and Megan Ingros

    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Coal, jobs, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were the major subjects of Monday night’s debate between Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • Spread the facts on breast cancer, not just in October

    The Kentucky Standard

    Your bra is not giving you breast cancer.

    Your deodorant is not giving you breast cancer.

    Coffee is not giving you breast cancer.

    Mammograms are not giving you breast cancer.

    In a large percentage of cases, your genes aren’t even giving you breast cancer.

  • Waiting shows the tough job moms face every day

    Years ago, my friend Becky in Texas excitedly announced that her son was “only” smoking pot.

    She asked, “What kind of a mom gets excited because her kid is ‘only’ smoking pot?”

    The kind of mom whose kid had been doing cocaine and other hard drugs.

  • Kentucky Connected wins award for I-71 corridor study

    By KENNY COLSTON

    Landmark News Service

    The Carroll County Fiscal Court is joining five other county governments in being honored for their participation in Kentucky Connected, a public-private partnership focusing on education, transportation and economic development in the region.

    The group received the 2014 Spirit of Kentucky award and was honored at the annual Governor’s Local Issues Conference in Louisville last week. Gov. Steve Beshear and Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder presented the award.

  • GOP vows to cut taxes, fight Medicaid expansion

    By Tom Loftus

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky House Republicans vowed Tuesday to cut taxes and fight the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare if they win a majority in the chamber in this November’s elections.

    Other priorities of the House GOP — blocked by the Democratic majority during recent sessions — will be passage of a so-called ‘Right to work’ bill and the establishment of panels of healthcare experts to review medical malpractice allegations before they go to court.

  • Mitch McConnell declines to discuss his campaign manager’s resignation

    By Bill Estep

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    SOMERSET — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declined Tuesday to discuss the resignation of his former campaign manager, Jesse Benton, who quit last week as questions swirled about his role in a federal bribery case in Iowa.

    McConnell and his camp had reportedly avoided questions about the issue over the weekend, but McConnell stopped to talk with reporters Tuesday afternoon after a speech to the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Milton Fire and Rescue earns safety award

    Milton Fire and Rescue was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013. The award was given by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. 

  • Kentucky Lottery campaign tells where money goes

    By Sheldon S. Shafer

    The Courier-Journal

    The Kentucky Lottery, for the first time, is running ads explaining that nearly all of its profits are used to support educational programs, due to a new regulation lifting a restriction on advertising where proceeds are distributed.

    Where lottery money goes is “a huge, huge question” that seems never to be sufficiently answered in the public’s mind, Kentucky Lottery spokesman Chip Polston said in an interview Monday. The question is nearly unending, he said.

  • NASCAR tripleheader weekend returns to Kentucky Speedway

    Sparta, Ky. – For the fifth time in the tracks history, NASCAR’s elite drivers will battle on the roughest track in NASCAR July 9-11, 2015 for three action-packed nights of racing when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), Nationwide Series (NNS) and Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) visit Kentucky Speedway.

    “We are thrilled to maintain our position as the only mid-summer tripleheader weekend on the NASCAR schedule and we will again host the Nationwide Series for a return visit in September,” General Manager Mark Simendinger said.

  • Kentucky legislature goes to Northern Kentucky on Thursday

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Have a beef with the Kentucky General Assembly or want to tell them what a great job they’re doing?

    If you’re in Northern Kentucky today, you won’t have to go far.

    Legislators from around the state will come to Northern Kentucky to hold public meetings and tour the region for Developers’ Day.