KY House Passes State Budget

KY House Passes State Budget The Kentucky House passed its version of a new two-year, $23 billion state budget.The GOP-crafted spending plan drew bipartisan support in clearing the House 86-10 Friday. It is still heavy on education, however, it takes the money and spreads it out in further places.Some lawmakers said funding needs would…

KY House Passes Two-Year State Budget

KY House Passes Two-Year State Budget The Kentucky House overwhelmingly passed its version of a new two-year state budget Friday, but some lawmakers said the unwillingness to tap into more revenue sources would shortchange many of the state’s pressing funding needs. The GOP-crafted spending plan drew bipartisan support in clearing the House 86-10, even…

Kentucky Confirms First Coronavirus Case

Kentucky Confirms First Coronavirus Case Kentucky has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday. The positive test came back Friday afternoon and the patient, whose age was not given, was in isolation at a hospital in Lexington. The governor said he had declared a state of emergency to…

Hazard Opens Complaint Page

Hazard Opens Complaint Page The city of Hazard is asking residents to report nuicance properties. maintained. Sove of the conditions that decliare the property a nuicanse accord to city code 94.03 include dangerous trees or stacks that can fall or get blown over; An accumulation of rubbish which endangers the public health, welfare, or…

Paul Propused Cuts Instead of More Money

Paul Propused Cuts Instead of More Money By an overwhelming vote of 96-1, the Senate has approved an eight-point-three-billion-dollar coronavirus emergency spending bill. The lone no vote was cast Thursday by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. He opposed the measure after an amendment he introduced to offset the spending with cuts elsewhere was shot…

Free Fitsness Center For Schools

Free Fitsness Center For Schools Kentucky has been selected for thethe National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils 2020 DON’T QUIT! Campaign. Kentucky educattors are encouraged to visit www.natgovfit.org and download the nomination form to nominate their school for a fitness center. The NFGFC will deliver a state-of-the-art DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center to three Kentucky…

Owensboro Helping Tonrado Victims

Owensboro Helping Tonrado Victims Owensboro residents are reaching out to help Nashville tornado victims. Nonprofit Shepherds Hands is working with the community to collect needed items for the homeless the Nashville area. Owensboro native Michael Grimes co-owns a live music venue in Nashville that received significant damage in the storm. He has been working…

Animal abuse

Animal abuse The Kentucky Senate is advancing legislation that would allow veterinarians to report the abuse of animals under their care. Current law prohibits veterinarians from reporting the abuse of animals they care for unless they have permission from the owner or are under court order. Kentucky is the only state that restricts veterinarians’…

The Battle Over the School Board

The Battle Over the School Board A bill aimed at undoing Gov. Andy Beshear’s overhaul of the Kentucky state school board won initial approval Thursday, threatening to move conflict between the new Democratic governor and Republicans looking to diminish his power further out into the open. The measure, which passed a Senate committee, would…