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Regional

  • Second blast delayed at Milton-Madison Bridge

    The demolition of a second section of the old U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge will be demolished at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

    That decision came Tuesday afternoon after officials called it off indefinitely but then decided to proceed with it on Thursday, instead of on Wednesday as originally planned.

  • UK, U of L to launch joint MBA degree program for executives

    By Linda B. Blackford

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The University of Kentucky and University of Louisville are working to develop a joint masters degree in business administration for executives.

    The 17-month program would be aimed at preparing mid-level executives for senior leadership, said David Blackwell, dean of UK’s Gatton School of Business and Charles Moyer, dean of U of L’s College of Business. The plan was announced Monday at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Summit in Louisville.

  • State closes fiscal year with $70 million surplus

    Kentucky Press News Service

     

    FRANKFORT – Thanks to slowed spending by cash-strapped state agencies, as well as a small bump in General Fund revenues, state Budget Director Jane Driskell announced Friday, July 19, that Kentucky state government closed the 2012-13 fiscal year with a General Fund surplus of $70.6 million.

  • State food prices fall, led by ice cream

    By Janet Patton

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Food prices in Kentucky in all six food groups fell in the second quarter, according to the Kentucky Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey.

    It was the first across-the-board decline in more than five years, according to Farm Bureau. The average of $112.70 for 40 basic grocery items was the lowest total since 2010.

    Prices fell $3.57, or 3.1 percenta, from the same list in the first quarter of the year, and they were down 0.3 percent from the second quarter of 2012.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge salvage operation hits a few snags

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Salvage operations to retrieve tangled sections of steel from the navigational channel continued more than a day after a 700-foot section of the 1929 Milton-Madison Bridge was blasted into the Ohio River last week.

    Salvage crews had obtained a permit from the U.S. Coast Guard to close the navigational channel on the Madison side of the river to commercial traffic for a 24-hour period for the purpose of removing the steel truss from the river bottom.

  • Gardening experts encourage milkweed planting to help monarch butterflies

    By Cheryl Truman

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    PARIS — Here’s your problem, Kentucky gardeners: You’re not growing enough milkweed.

    True, milkweed generally is not a showy plant, and a name that ends with weed isn’t the kind of moniker that sets gardeners’ hearts aflutter. Milkweed is not generally stocked by the big-box stores, because gardeners generally want big, showy blooms.

  • Officials want more info on proposed pipeline, Owen judge says

    By MARY ALFORD

    Landmark News Service

    Officials from several Kentucky counties are meeting the Bluegrass Pipeline project with skeptic eyes.

    Owen County Judge-Executive  Carolyn Keith said officials simply want more information on the proposed pipeline that would transport natural gas liquids from areas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the northeast United States as well as to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Ethics watchdog group calls Kentucky governor ‘a clown’

    From The State Journal

    A recent report by a Washington watchdog group has listed Gov. Steve Beshear among the worst governors in the United States and categorized him as a clown.

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C., released the report earlier this week, assessing U.S. governors on corruption, transparency, partisan politics, pressuring public officials, cronyism, self-enrichment, scandal and mismanagement.

    Beshear ranked seventh on the list for his involvement in the coal industry.

  • KU offers tips to help beat the heat, save energy in sustained heat waves

    As temperatures continue to rise across the Commonwealth, so can customers’ energy use.

    Although Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric Company’s power system continues to successfully meet customers’ increased energy demand, the companies encourage customers to take simple energy efficiency steps to help lower energy consumption during a heat wave.

  • Open testing set for Kentucky Speedway

    The Sept. 20 ZLOOP 150 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event will mark the tour’s 20th Kentucky Speedway appearance since making its debut on the venue’s 1.5-mile tri-oval in 2000.

    The series will prepare for its Bluegrass State return — it’s been since 2009 — with an open test Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with an hour break for lunch at noon. Media are welcome to attend the session.