More Visitors In Kentucky

More Visitors In Kentucky Kentucky tourism officials say more people visited the state in 2018 and spent more money.Officials say visitor trips to and within the state topped 71.6 million last year and visitor spending rose to nearly $7.6 billion, up nearly 4% over the prior year and a 21% increase since 2013.The figures…

Filling A Vacancy

Filling A Vacancy Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has set a special election to fill a House of Representatives vacancy for a seat in parts of two Kentucky counties.Republican Rep. Diane Murray St. Onge (AHNJ’) resigned effective Monday to move to California. She has represented parts of Kenton and Boone counties since 2013.The special election…

Beshear Pushing Kitchen Table Agenda

Beshear Pushing Kitchen Table Agenda Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has released a plan aimed at producing more Kentucky jobs tied to farm technology and advanced manufacturing.The proposals released Wednesday are part of what Beshear calls his “kitchen table agenda.” Beshear’s plan includes starting “business accelerators” and expanding access to credit to recruit agritech…

Loosely Displaying In God We Trust

Loosely Displaying In God We Trust A new state law requires Kentucky public schools to display the motto “In God We Trust,” and one school district has responded with framed copies of a $1 bill.Fayette Superintendent Manny Caulk told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Wednesday that all schools in the district have been provided the…

Screening Student Athletes For Heart Ailment

Screening Student Athletes For Heart Ailment Baptist Health Corbin and the mCORE Foundation recently screened Corbin Independent student-athletes for underlying heart conditions.Baptist Health staff say sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, is the leading cause of death in student-athletes each year.The American Heart Association reports that 1 in 100 kids have an underlying heart condition…

Discussing Blackjewel Operations

Discussing Blackjewel Operations Two state lawmakers will be in Harlan this morning.Senator Johnny Ray Turner and Representative Angie Hatton plan to discuss a pre-filed bill to close the loophole that allowed Blackjewel to get by without paying a bond when beginning operations.That bond would have helped pay the wages of miners who lost their…