April 17, 2014

Subscriber Login



Online Subscription

Online Subscription Options

Newsflash
Flu level raised to widespread in state Print E-mail

Public health urges vaccination for Kentuckians

Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week that the influenza (flu) activity level in the state has increased from regional to widespread. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

Read more...
 
Fight brewing over state's minimum wage Print E-mail

By Scott Wartman, The Kentucky Enquirer

As the General Assembly began its session last Tuesday, Republicans and Democrats appeared poised to spar on raising the minimum wage in Kentucky.

Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, has made raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 the top priority in the House this session, which will last until April 15.

Stumbo said that 600,000 Kentuckians work in minimum-wage jobs. The Legislature last raised the minimum wage in 2007.

Read more...
 
Energy efficiency can reduce home heating costs Print E-mail

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) says consumers can limit the impact on their home heating bills by taking steps to reduce energy consumption.
“As temperatures plummet, energy usage and home heating bills inevitably rise,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said. “But a few simple steps can help limit the effect.”

Since weather - not price - is the dominant factor in determining energy usage, the best weapon consumers have to manage their energy costs is to take steps to reduce consumption, he said. Those measures can be as simple as turning down the thermostat a few degrees, Armstrong said.

Read more...
 
Kentucky highway fatalities decline in 2013 Print E-mail

Preliminary figures indicate a 64-year low

Highway fatalities in Kentucky declined in 2013 to their lowest level in 64 years.

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) preliminary figures indicate 635 people lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during the year, down from 746 in 2012. It was the lowest total since 1949, when 573 fatalities were recorded.

Read more...
 
Be sure to apply for Earned Income Tax Credits Print E-mail

Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is encouraging more Kentuckians to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable federal tax credit for low and middle income working individuals and families.

Read more...
 
Legislative perspective on Kentucky General Assembly Print E-mail

Just as the cold snap stretched across much of the United States early last week, things began heating up in the Capitol as the General Assembly returned to begin the 2014 Regular Session.

It promises to be a busy 60 working days, and since it is an even-numbered year, our top priority will be adopting a budget to run state government for the next two years.

Read more...
 
KSP urges parents to be aware of internet predators Print E-mail

The Kentucky State Police used their latest episode of KSP-TV to warn parents about the dangers of Internet predators. The video shares an inside look at the agency’s Electronic Crimes Branch and the intricate work that takes place to protect children from online predators.

Read more...
 
KSP checkpoints for January Print E-mail
Read more...
 
Steffen announces his campaign for the 24th Senate District seat: Campbell County native serves as elementary school principal Print E-mail

JASON STEFFEN

Jason Steffen, a Campbell County native and elementary school principal, is announcing his campaign for the Kentucky 24th Senate District seat that covers Campbell, Pendleton and Bracken counties.

Steffen, 37, a Democrat who grew up in Fort Thomas and lives in Southgate, is the principal of Mary A. Goetz Elementary in Ludlow. This is his first campaign for elected office.

Read more...
 
Support for smoke-free law in Kentucky continues to grow; 7 in 10 favor a ban Print E-mail

According to the 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP), nearly 7 in 10 Kentucky adults (65 percent) favor a statewide smoke-free law, while fewer than 3 in 10 (29 percent) oppose such a law. Support for a law has consistently increased since the Kentucky Health Issues Poll first started asking the question in 2010. Northern Kentuckians are similar to the Commonwealth in support for a smoke free law. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have comprehensive smoke-free laws; Kentucky does not.

Read more...
 
«StartPrev11121314151617181920NextEnd»

Page 11 of 81