• Federal refunds delayed to Feb. 15 for taxpayers claiming two tax credits

    Kentucky Press News Service

    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service Thursday reminded Kentucky taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) to plan on a refund delay until Feb.15.

    A recent federal law change aimed at making it easier for the IRS to detect and prevent refund fraud requires the IRS to hold the refund of any tax return claiming either the EITC or ACTC until Feb. 15. By law, the IRS must hold the entire refund not just the portion related to these credits.

  • Republicans takes control of Kentucky House

    By Tom Loftus

    The Courier-Journal

    The Republican Party took over the last Democratic bastion in the south Tuesday, winning control of the Kentucky House of Representatives, and winning it by a wide margin.

    Among Democrats to fall under the Republican onslaught was House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who for more than 30 years has been a Democratic power in Frankfort. Stumbo was defeated in his bid for re-election to the House’s 95th District Tuesday by Republican challenger Larry Brown.

  • Trump carries Kentucky in 2016 presidential race


    The Courier-Journal

    Republican Donald J. Trump trounced Democrat Hillary Clinton in Kentucky.

    The Associated Press called the race for Trump moments after the polls closed in the Western part of the state.

  • Officials call Itron announcement ‘devastating’


    Landmark News Service

    A sign hanging on the side of Itron’s Owenton location touts the company as one of the Cincinnati Enquirer’s 2016 ‘top work places,’ but for 450 employees, only a memory of their job will soon remain.

    The global company announced its decision to close its Owenton facility Thursday morning, a move that local officials believe will have a devastating impact on the community.

  • Bevin to fix pay disparity for state highway maintenance crews

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Flanked by a platoon of statewide highway maintenance crews dressed in high-visibility gear, Gov. Matt Bevin Monday said he was fulfilling his promise to increase the pay of over 2,600 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet employees.

  • LG&E, KU plan $2.2B investment, want rate hike


    The Courier-Journal

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company Tuesday plan to invest $2.2 billion in their electric and natural gas system to improve safety, reduce outage times and enhance service, though such improvements likely mean higher rates for customers.

  • Ky. Speedway to add additional layer of asphalt to its race track

    Kentucky Speedway announced it is adding another surface course layer to its racing surface in preparation for the 2017 season. Work will be done in October.

  • Acreage reporting dates upcoming

    In order to comply with Farm Service Agency program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Carrollton office to file an accurate crop certification report for 2017 by the applicable deadline.

    The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for the Carrollton Office:

    Nov. 15, 2016 - Grass certifications. (Ex: alfalfa, mixed hay and mixed pasture)

    Dec. 15, 2016 - Small grains including wheat, oats, barley

    Jan. 2, 2017 - Honey

    Jan. 15, 2017 - Peaches and canola

  • Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton recognized

    FRANKFORT - Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton was awarded the 2016 Role Model of the Year by the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of the Bluegrass on Friday at their 11th Annual Recognition Awards Luncheon.

    Each year the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of the Bluegrass asks their students to vote on one male and one female role model of the year. The students selected Lt. Gov. Hampton as one of their 2016 Role Models of the Year.

    Hampton was introduced by her relations manager, Cody Patterson, before he presented her the 2016 Role Model of the Year award.

  • A day after debate, McConnell refuses to say Trump’s name


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    DANVILLE - A day after the second presidential debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had nothing to say about Donald Trump.