Former KY House Speaker Won’t Seek Re-Election

Former KY House Speaker Won’t Seek Re-Election Kentucky’s former House speaker says he won’t run for reelection in 2020, capping a long legislative career tarnished by his involvement in a secret sexual harassment settlement.Republican state Rep. Jeff Hoover said in a statement that it will be the right time for him to give up…

Welcome Center Closes for Demolition

Welcome Center Closes for Demolition A Kentucky welcome center is closing this week for demolition, and a new facility is expected to be completed next fall.The state Finance and Administration Cabinet said the Whitley County Welcome Center at the 1.5 mile marker on Interstate 75 in southeastern Kentucky will close Friday.The welcome center was…

Bring Your Bible To School Day

Bring Your Bible To School Day Thursday is Bring Your Bible To School Day, and Gov. Matt Bevin is doing his part to make sure Kentucky students are aware.Bevin tweeted a video Tuesday, along with a caption that read, in part: “The Judeo-Christian principles that are bound in this book are timeless, containing an…

Governor Bevin Proposing Military Tax Exemption

Governor Bevin Proposing Military Tax Exemption Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he’ll push to exempt military veterans’ retirement from state taxation if he wins a second term in November. It’s part of the Republican incumbent’s comprehensive tax proposal.Bevin, a former Army officer, promoted the tax break during a Louisville-area campaign event where…

Blackjewel Miners Being Re-Trained

Blackjewel Miners Being Re-Trained Blackjewel miners packed up their protest site, but they are still waiting for their money after their last paychecks from the bankrupt company bounced three months ago.Many of the miners have gone back to school for free with help from Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP).The Department of Labor…