Kentucky Press News Service

Two running to replace Richards in House

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
Just hours after state Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, announced he would not seek re-election to the seat he has held since 1976, two candidates announced their intention to run for the District 20 seat. Democrat Patti Minter, a history professor at Western Kentucky University, and Republican Ben Lawson, who works at Van Meter Insurance, said Monday they intended to run for the seat being vacated by Richards. 2018-01-09T09:51:28-05:00

Danville chamber gets on board with Louisville to offer group insurance to members

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce has added a membership benefit that has attracted numerous local businesses to join: a health insurance program. 2018-01-09T09:23:32-05:00

Man saves mother-in-law, dog from Vine Grove blaze

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
Michael Regan knows waking up Monday morning when he did likely was a matter of life and death. Regan, who works as a gate guard at Fort Knox, woke up around 10:50 a.m. following a work shift. When he looked behind his Highland Avenue home in Vine Grove, he saw what he believed to be dense fog. Then Regan looked in the direction of his mother-in-law’s home next door and saw “smoke coming out of the roof.” 2018-01-09T09:16:45-05:00

Improper bonus, unpaid advance. Eastern Kentucky sheriff’s office has big deficit.

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
The Breathitt County sheriff paid an improper bonus of more than $5,982 to an employee, contributing to a deficit that the sheriff needs to pay more than $40,000 to erase, according to a report released Monday by state Auditor Mike Harmon. 2018-01-09T08:58:06-05:00

Louisville-based restaurant chain settles sexual harassment lawsuit with 15 women

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
Louisville-based Indi's Fast Food Restaurant settled a $340,000 federal lawsuit after 15 female employees, some of them teenagers, accused managers of long-standing sexual harassment. 2018-01-09T08:47:02-05:00

Rape, sodomy and bribery charges to be dismissed against former UK board chair Miles

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
On Monday, the attorney general's office filed a motion in Daviess Circuit Court to dismiss an indictment against former University of Kentucky board chair Billy Joe Miles, who was charged with rape and sodomy. His trial was set for Jan. 16. 2018-01-09T08:38:27-05:00

$25M condo complex planned for downtown Owensboro

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
Jagoe Homes plans to move into downtown Owensboro in a big way this year. This fall, the company plans to break ground on a $25 million to $30 million condo complex that will stretch along Veterans Boulevard from Allen to St. Ann streets. 2018-01-09T08:19:18-05:00

Owensboro Democrat files for House seat he lost in 2016

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
Democrat Jim Glenn, who held the 13th District state House seat for 10 years before being defeated in 2016, has filed to run for for the position. Glenn, a professor of economics, finance, marketing and management at Owensboro Community & Technical College, was defeated by D.J. Johnson, a retired Army officer and general manager of Owensboro Car Wash Inc. 2018-01-09T08:09:18-05:00

ACLU says McCracken Bible class 'resembles Sunday school'

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky on Friday sent a letter to the Kentucky Department of Education raising "serious concerns" with how Bible Literacy classes are being taught in public schools statewide. 2018-01-09T07:57:36-05:00

Farewell, Kentucky

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
If a recent national study is to be believed, more of our fellow Kentuckians are bidding it farewell, at least in 2017. United Van Lines’ annual report on state-by-state migration trends revealed that Kentucky ranked eighth out of states that had more people moving out than moving in. Of the number of Kentuckians on the move, nearly 55 percent said their reason was due to job opportunities elsewhere. 2018-01-09T07:49:18-05:00

Food City to bring Starbucks to Pikeville

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
Pikeville Food City will begin renovations in February and with that renovation comes a new opportunity for local coffee lovers. Store Manager Tim Collins said he is currently hiring 20 employees for his store’s new Starbucks kiosk, in order to get the coffee flowing to his customers. 2018-01-09T07:46:24-05:00

Dueling Barrels GM looking to honor history, tell Pike story

January 9, 2018 - 10:44am
Danny Branham was named the first general manager of Alltech’s downtown Pikeville venture, Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery, in December. Branham spoke recently about the excitement innovation has brought to the area and the work Dueling Barrels is doing to tell the story of the area. 2018-01-09T07:39:58-05:00

Jeff Hoover resigns as Kentucky House Speaker, does not give up House seat

January 8, 2018 - 7:43pm
After a week of drama hanging over the Capitol, state Rep. Jeff Hoover formally resigned as Speaker of the Kentucky House Monday. “The one thing I believe I am most proud of, is I believe people know that I am honest and I’m a man of my word,” Hoover said before handing a letter to a page that said, “I hereby resign as Speaker of the House to become effective if accepted by the members of this body.” 2018-01-08T19:10:10-05:00

Bill would ban drivers from taking, posting car wreck pictures with their phones

January 8, 2018 - 7:43pm
Kentucky motorists could not use their phones to take video or photos of car wrecks — or post them to social media — as they drive past crash sites under House Bill 149, filed Friday by freshman Republican Melinda Gibbons Prunty of Belton. Under the legislation, passengers in passing cars could take video or photos, and drivers would be free to park and do the same. But drivers would not be allowed to play photographer while they operated a vehicle, or else they could face a fine of up to $500 and up to 30 days in jail. 2018-01-08T19:06:52-05:00

State Rep. Darryl Owens will not run for re-election in 2018

January 8, 2018 - 7:43pm
Longtime state lawmaker Darryl Owens announced Monday that he will not seek re-election after serving more than a decade in the Kentucky House. Owens, a western Louisville attorney, was first elected in 2005 but he has held various roles in his more than four decades of public life. 2018-01-08T19:05:14-05:00

Judge orders lawyers for Rick Pitino, University of Louisville to discuss settlement

January 8, 2018 - 7:43pm
A judge has ordered the attorneys in Rick Pitino's lawsuit against the University of Louisville Athletic Association to discuss a possible settlement in the case. Documents filed Monday show U.S. Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay ordered the attorneys to meet with each other no later than Feb. 8. 2018-01-08T19:02:59-05:00

Medical cannabis, vision bills on Rep. Sim's list

January 8, 2018 - 1:42pm
State Rep. John Sims outlined two bills that constituents can expect to see from him while the session is in — a medical cannabis bill and a vision bill for elementary aged students. 2018-01-08T13:29:05-05:00

Lexington woman competes in new season of tattoo TV series to win $100,000

January 8, 2018 - 1:42pm
Lexington tattoo artist Rachael Head will be one of 24 contestants on the new series of Spike TV’s “Ink Master,” a tattoo competition show that ends with one contestant being told they have what it takes to be “Ink Master.” Head is one of the owners of Black Rose Tattoo. 2018-01-08T13:20:29-05:00

Ashley Judd a prominent presence at the Golden Globes

January 8, 2018 - 1:42pm
Ashley Judd never took the stage at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony, but her presence was certainly felt in numerous cutaway shots on NBC and social media, where she was praised as launching the anti-sexual assault and harassment movement that dominated the evening. 2018-01-08T13:17:19-05:00

Incentives helping new Henderson County aluminum industry get running

January 8, 2018 - 1:42pm
When Hansens Aluminum begins production here — hopefully in 2019 — it will mean 90 jobs at an average hourly wage of $20.21, not including benefits. It also means that the 75,000 square-foot facility, to be built on 10-acres within the Henderson County Riverport Industrial Park, will join this area to a global automotive industry thanks to Hansens' reach as an international supplier of aluminum components. 2018-01-08T13:14:33-05:00

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