• Fate of health coverage could rest on the outcome of the governor’s election


    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

    The fate of health coverage for about half a million Kentuckians could rest on the outcome of the Nov. 3 election for governor. Democrat Jack Conway wants to stick with the state’s embrace of federal health reform while Republican Matt Bevin does not.

  • Ky. launches education, awareness campaign on baby sleeping deaths



    Seeking to give his wife a break from their fussy newborn on that fateful night in 2010, Sam Hanke took their 3-week-old son, Charlie, and cuddled him on his chest while lying on the couch watching television.

    Hanke and the infant fell asleep, but Charlie never woke up.

    “When I woke up, he was gone,” said Hanke, a pediatric cardiologist who lives in Northern Kentucky and works at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

  • Hundreds expected to attend craft festival


    Landmark News Service

    Melvin Greene and his family have spent years building their business at craft shows across Kentucky and surrounding states. Now the family hopes to see others gain exposure through a local festival that’s expected to draw hundreds of visitors to Owen County.

    Greene’s family business, Greene’s Country Crafts, began as a small shop behind his residence about 18 years ago.

  • Veterans can get free prostate cancer screenings at state fair

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Kentucky’s male veterans should not miss the opportunity to get free prostate cancer screening at the Kentucky State Fair, which opens Thursday.

    Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, has long been a strong advocate of prostate cancer screening for all men, and particularly veterans, a news release said.

  • Fancy Farm 2015

    By Cheyene Miller

    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications


    FANCY FARM, Ky. – The political speaking at this year’s annual Fancy Farm Picnic featured the usual barbs traded between Kentucky politicians with the notable exception of the Republican candidate for governor.

    Instead, Matt Bevin bemoaned the combative nature of the events  and called for unity to solve the state’s problems.

  • Service for AT&T, other carriers restored after outage in Kentucky; cut cable blamed

     By Karla Ward

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    AT&T mobile customers and some customers of other wireless carriers were without cellphone service for hours Tuesday during an outage that affected Kentucky, Tennessee and parts of surrounding states.

    Buddy Rogers, spokesman for the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, said it was his understanding that the outage began when a fiber-optic cable was cut in Western Kentucky, near the Tennessee line.

  • Obama plan for power plant limits draws fire in Kentucky

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The Obama administration on Monday announced a plan to further curb heat-trapping gases from the nation’s power plants.

    Already, supporters and opponents of the plan have been vocal.

    Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, has vowed to continue fighting the president on the plan saying it will have a huge negative impact on Kentucky’s coal industry.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge construction recognized

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – An innovative, joint project by Kentucky and Indiana to replace a deteriorating Ohio River bridge with minimal disruption of river navigation and cross-river traffic has been singled out for a prestigious transportation award.

  • IRS collection scam reported in Kentucky
  • Northern Kentucky needle exchange inching forward

    By Terry DeMio

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Needle-exchange programs could be set up in Boone, Campbell, Kenton and Grant counties – if city and county officials approve them.

    The Population Health and Clinical Services committees of the Northern Kentucky District Board of Health are scheduled to meet Thursday to talk about protocols for syringe-exchange programs at its regional health centers.