University Of Kentucky Wage Increase

University Of Kentucky Wage Increase The University of Kentucky has announced a $2 increase in the starting wages for regular employees.University President Eli Capilouto says the increase from $10.40 to $12.50 an hour is “the right thing to do.” The increase would begin on July 1.It’s one of several improvements in benefits for employees…

New House Minority Floor Leader In Kentucky

New House Minority Floor Leader In Kentucky Kentucky House Democrats made history Friday by selecting state Rep. Joni Jenkins as their top-ranking leader, making her the first woman to serve as the party’s floor leader in the chamber.Jenkins, who was first elected to the House in 1994, will succeed Rocky Adkins as the House…

Food Stamp Indictment

Food Stamp Indictment The owner of a market in an eastern Kentucky county has been charged with food stamp fraud totaling more than $2 million.A federal grand jury indicted Billy Joe Goe, owner of Joe’s Meat Market in Owsley County, and his son Robert Goe on Thursday.The Herald-Leader reports both men face one charge…

Governor Beshear Won’t Follow Trump’s Order

Governor Beshear Won’t Follow Trump’s Order Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has turned down an offer from President Donald Trump’s administration to halt refugee resettlement.The Democratic governor wrote in a letter this week to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Kentucky has accepted refugees for more than three decades.Beshear said refugees in several cities…

Kentucky Cram The Cruiser A Success

Kentucky Cram The Cruiser A Success Kentucky State Police collected more than 236 tons (214 metric tons) of food for Kentucky families with the 10th annual “Cram the Cruiser” food drive.“Helping those in need is the core of what being a member of the KSP family really is – service to others,” Sgt. Josh…

Cumberland On A Water Alert

Cumberland On A Water Alert The mayor of the City of Cumberland has declared a state of emergency following an oil spill Sunday upstream from the city’s water supply in the Cumberland River.The Kentucky Division of Water is urging all customers of the city-owned water system to avoid any contact with the water supply…