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Lt. Gov. Hampton Sues Gov. Bevin

This week in Kentucky politics, Lieutenant Gov. Jean Hampton filed a lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin for firing two of her staffers. The University of Louisville announced a deal to try and buy the struggling Jewish Hospital system with a …

Honoring a teenage hero

Faced with a life-or-death emergency, we all would like to think we could step up and do the right thing. But unless you’re in the moment, when moments matter most, how you react is unknown. Looking at a burning home …

Film studio breaks ground in Horse Cave

Dozens of community members and state officials came to witness the groundbreaking for the first film studio in Hart County. In a lot donated by the Bale family, Branscombe Richmond, an advisory member of the Southern Kentucky Film Commission who …

‘Benefit Concert for Coal Country’ announced

Six Eastern Kentucky musicians will come together for a special concert in Prestonsburg this month to help coal miners who were laid off and were not paid after Blackjewel went bankrupt. The ‘Benefit Concert for Coal Country” will begin at …

West Kentucky counties part of disaster designation

The federal government has designated parts of far western Kentucky and all of Illinois as natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by extreme weather, including excessive moisture, flooding and flash flooding that occurred starting Sept. 1, 2018, …

17 injured in Greyhound bus wreck in Kentucky on I-75

Seventeen people were taken to hospitals Thursday after an accident involving a Greyhound bus on 1-75 in Rockcastle County, a Facebook post from the Mount Vernon Fire Department said. The accident involved a Greyhound bus and a commercial vehicle on …

Hickman commissioner dies in accident

Hickman City Commissioner Phillip Williams died Thursday morning in a single-car accident at the intersection of Ky. 125 and Ky. 166. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash. Williams was into his seventh two-year term, serving on the …

Kentucky PTA sues to block activist from seeing local spending records

An outspoken advocate for Louisville’s public schools wants to know how parent teacher associations in Jefferson County are spending their money. The Kentucky PTA sued to block her. Now, a Louisville judge is asking Attorney General Andy Beshear to intervene.…

Lexington company on path to add 103 jobs

A Lexington company that distributes technology, electronic, network and security products throughout the world plans to add 103 full-time jobs at an investment of $4.23 million, Gov. Matt Bevin said Thursday. The project will create a centralized, Kentucky-based sales team …

People hurt by explosion matter more than ratings

The modern 24-hour news cycle can be heartless. The constant focus on whatever is the biggest, most shocking thing happening right this moment all too often has a dehumanizing effect on the actual people affected by whatever news item is …

Racist attack on Cameron beyond the pale

Kentucky attorney general candidate Daniel Cameron is a personable and intelligent man who has come a long way in 33 years of life. Cameron is a respected attorney and previously worked closely with U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as legal …