• Kentucky State Fair adds new technology, express lanes to ease traffic


    Insider Louisville

    Kentucky Venues has introduced a mobile application and made several changes that officials hope will ease traffic and improve the experience for those attending this year’s Kentucky State Fair.

    Gates open for the state fair at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17., with exhibits opening at 9 a.m. The final day of the Kentucky State Fair is Sunday, Aug. 27.

  • Wade the Cumberland tailwater to beat the heat

    The dog days of late summer slow everything down. The heat and humidity along with the long days make outside work sweaty and arduous.

    Fishing slows during the dog days as well. Catching game fish from a lake or stream during a 90-degree plus day provides a challenge that anglers often fail to conquer.

  • Ark Encounter agrees to pay safety assessment fee after lengthy debate with city of W’town


    Landmark News Service 

    The Ark Encounter has agreed to pay the 50-cent per ticket Williamstown safety assessment fee after a lengthy debate with the city council that has spanned weeks.

  • Jim Bunning, former senator, hall of famer, dies


    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Northern Kentucky’s pugnacious major league pitcher and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning died on Friday at the age of 85.

    The wave of condolences from the political and sports realm showed that in spite of his gruff demeanor - or perhaps because of it - the Southgate resident commanded respect.

    “Jim hit 187 batters in his career,” his friend and former legislative director Rick Robinson said. “He took that pitcher’s mentality to politics.

  • U of L studies how coal ash affects kids’ health

    A researcher at the University of Louisville is stepping up her study into whether coal ash from power plants may be making children in Louisville sick with a new study backed by federal research dollars.

    And she is looking for families that are willing to participate.

  • Lawmakers approve flurry of bills as end of legislative session looms



    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky legislators approved a flurry of bills Tuesday, March 14, as this year’s law-making session nears its end.

    Tuesday marked the 27th day of the 30-day legislative session. Lawmakers are to meet again Wednesday to consider bills and then are scheduled to wrap up the session March 29 and 30, when they will consider any vetoes issued by Gov. Matt Bevin.

    Here are some of the key bills that won approval Tuesday:

    Campaign finance

  • Beshear: Kentuckians protected against price gouging

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to report instances of price gouging to his office now that a state of emergency has been declared in Kentucky due to recent storms.

  • BBB warns to watch for ‘storm chasers’ who scam customers

    Spring and summer can bring severe weather leaving behind everything from hail-damaged roofs and siding to downed trees. Often, following the storms are thieves known as “storm chasers.”

    These scam artists present themselves as contractors able to fix the homeowners problems.

    They go town-to-town, door-to door, taking money for work, underperforming or not performing at all, and then move on to the next town often before the homeowners know they’ve been ripped-off.

  • NWS confirms tornado struck Henry County near Campbellsburg


    Landmark News Service

    Examples of damage from the powerful storm March 1, cropped up all over Henry County — broken trees, a

    compromised power grid, an old barn dropped on a fence line, an overhang ripped off a house’s front stoop —

    but the damage along Jones Lane in Campbellsburg looked different to one Henry County emergency management official who was on scene.

  • House gives final passage to bill providing students’ rights to express religious views

    Lexington Herald Leader

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky House gave final passage to a bill Monday that would give students the freedom to express their religious or political views in public schools and universities.

    Senate Bill 17, sponsored by State Sen. Albert Robinson, R-London, would affirm the constitution’s guarantee of religious freedom, supporters of the bill argued.

    “All this legislation does is put into law and recognize those constitutional facts,” said Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington.