Juneteenth A Holiday In KY

Juneteenth A Holiday In KY Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed a proclamation recently recognizing Juneteenth and said he will encourage lawmakers to pass a bill next year to recognize it as a state holiday.Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free 155 years ago. On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen.…

Convicted Felons To Vote In KY

Convicted Felons To Vote In KY Tuesday’s primary will be the first time more than 175,000 ex-cons who live in Kentucky will be able to vote since being incarcerated.Over the weekend, Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted about the executive order that he signed back in December saying it “was a priority of ours, it was…

Kentucky Gets Environmental Grants

Kentucky Gets Environmental Grants Dozens of projects across Kentucky are in line to receive more than $4.7 million in grants to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste taken to landfills and improve household hazardous waste management.Gov. Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman said in a news release the…

Sentencing Date For Rand Paul Attacker

Sentencing Date For Rand Paul Attacker A new sentencing date has been set for a Kentucky man who tackled U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, breaking several of the lawmaker’s ribs.Rene Boucher was scheduled to be resentenced on July 27 on a count of assaulting a member of Congress, the Bowling Green Daily News reported.Boucher had…

Carol Barr Funeral

Carol Barr Funeral A funeral service for the wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, who died unexpectedly this week at the age of 39, will be held today in Kentucky at 11 am. Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr will be laid to rest at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, a day after a visitation service…

State Representative Booker In Eastern KY

State Representative Booker In Eastern KY State Representative and Democratic candidate for Senate Charles Booker will be holding two separate rallies in Eastern Kentucky ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.The Louisville Representative has seen a surge in the weeks leading up to the primary, a race Amy McGrath led by wide margins up until then.As…

Kentucky’s Aunt Jemima

Kentucky’s Aunt Jemima Quaker Oats recently announced they are retiring the Aunt Jemima brand and logo.The woman who inspired Aunt Jemima was native to Kentucky.Debra Faulk is an actress with the Kentucky Humanities Chataqua series. She portrays Nancy Green, a Kentucky woman born into slavery.Green gained financial freedom and used the money to help…