• 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.

  • Beshear announces funding to increase substance abuse treatment for women

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that Kentucky will receive up to $3 million in federal grants over three years to provide expanded substance abuse treatment for opiate-dependent pregnant and postpartum women from the Bluegrass and Cumberland regions of the state.

  • KOHS, KSP launch ‘Move Over’ campaign to protect those who protect us

    Every day on our roadways, emergency responders and public safety personnel put their lives at risk to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth. In an effort to protect those who protect us, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is joining the Kentucky State Police (KSP) to promote the message: Move Over.  It’s the Law.

     “Our vision is to create a safe transportation system for all Kentuckians,” said KOHS Executive Director Bill Bell. “That includes our men and women of law enforcement, emergency services and public safety.”

  • Local search dog teams aid in Johnson’s efforts


    Landmark News Service

    Members of Owen County’s Commonwealth Canine Search & Recovery team and the Grand Paws Search Dog Association are expected to respond to Johnson County, Ky. Thursday to aid in the search of five missing people following flooding to the area Monday.

    The five people remained missing following flash flooding that destroyed about 150 homes and damaged several hundred others.

  • Body recovered in Johnson Co. flood debris identified as man who tried to save others


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The fourth drowning victim found after recent flooding in Johnson County reportedly helped several family members to safety before being swept away while trying to rescue his grandmother.

    Searchers found the body of Scott Johnson, who went by Scott Free, on Friday night, according to authorities and a family member.