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  • More Kentucky Adult Education programs earn performance funding

    From the KPA News
    Content Service

    Frankfort - The Council on Postsecondary Education Monday announced that 29 county Kentucky Adult Education programs have earned a total of $343,501 for demonstrating excellent performance in the 2011 fiscal year. This year’s total represents an increase of five programs that demonstrated excellent performance from one year ago.

  • Survey shows more than half of manufacturers plan to hire 2012

    Fifty-eight percent of Kentucky manufacturers surveyed for the recently conducted 2011 Annual Manufacturing Wage and Benefits Survey said they are planning to hire between one and 19 employees in 2012, up one percent from last year’s results. The annual report, sponsored by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Department of Workforce Investment and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), was released on Oct. 31.

  • Beshear, Galbraith, Williams vie for the governor’s mansion

    James Roberts

    Landmark News Service

    Three candidates are seeking the governor’s seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal sent questionnaires to all three candidates. Below are their responses. Their answers are posted in their entirety at www.cknj.com.

    Steve Beshear

  • Conway, P’Pool face off in the attorney general race

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P’Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P’Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general’s office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Treasurer candidates promise more with fewer dollars

    ERIN L. MCCOY

    Landmark News Service

  • Trimble considers Sunday wine sales

    The Sunday sale of wine is a step closer to reality in Trimble County.

    Trimble County Fiscal Court on Monday approved the first reading of an ordinance allowing the sale of wine at the Little Kentucky River Winery south of Bedford.

    Hours for Sunday sales would be from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. if fiscal court adopts the ordinance following a second reading during its next meeting on Nov. 21.

  • New winery opens on the Little Kentucky in Trimble

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    Landmark News Service

    When David and Teresa Weyler first bought 475 acres along the Little Kentucky River in Trimble County back in 2003, the Louisville couple planned mostly to use the property for hunting.

    But after delving into the history of their newly acquired house at 3289 U.S. 421 South, just about 3 miles south of the Bedford city limits, they decided to renovate the dilapidated property that once belonged to Bessie Hunter and do something more with it.

  • Sparta man indicted for filing false tax returns

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) jointly announced today that an indictment was unsealed yesterday charging a Sparta, Ky., man with filing false tax returns.

    The indictment alleges that Meredith L. Lawrence, 61, filed false tax returns in 2005, 2006, and 2007. According to the indictment, Lawrence’s income was greater than he reported on his returns.

    Lawrence was arraigned yesterday and entered a plea of not guilty to each count of the indictment. Trial is scheduled for December 21, 2011.

  • Most Kentuckians aren’t going to vote on Nov. 8

    From The State Journal

    Without a hot race to motivate voters, Kentucky is caught in a political malaise that will drive down turnout on Nov. 8, the state’s chief election officer predicted Monday.

    Secretary of State Elaine Walker said she expects between 25 and 28 percent of the state’s registered voters to decide whether to re-elect Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear or replace him with one of two challengers, Republican David Williams or Independent Gatewood Galbraith.

  • Beshear announces 45 new jobs in NKy.

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced Johnson Controls Inc. will expand its Northern Kentucky automotive battery operation, creating 45 new jobs.

    The company’s $24.2 million investment will increase the plant’s square footage to accommodate additional production lines and warehousing space.