Park Achieves Fundraising Goal

Park Achieves Fundraising Goal A proposed nearly 10-acre private park in downtown Lexington has achieved a key fundraising goal- surpassing $12 million in donations.“Families across Lexington realize the importance of this park and want to be a part of it,” said Allison Lankford, executive director of Town Branch Park. “Their generous donations have fueled…

Feedback On Education

Feedback On Education Kentucky officials are seeking final feedback on a plan to guide career and technical education in the future.Based on initial feedback, the Kentucky Department of Education revised its draft of the Carl D. Perkins State Plan, also known as the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.Stakeholders have…

Grant Funding For Flooded Counties

Grant Funding For Flooded Counties Governor Andy Beshear and the Energy and Environment Cabinet announced that $500,000 in grant funding is available to 12 counties in Southeastern Kentucky for flooding cleanup.The 12 counties that declared a state of emergency after the recent flooding qualify for the grant money. This includes Bell, Clay, Harlan, Hickman,…

Boats Deliver Groceries And Water

Boats Deliver Groceries And Water Monday, officials in Leslie County county took a boat out to deliver food and water to the people trapped.”Fortunately we haven’t had any medical emergencies,” said John Newell, District 4’s Magistrate.Newell and two others loaded up the boat late Monday morning. The boat was released at the entrance to…

Breathitt County Budget Passes

Breathitt County Budget Passes Monday the Breathitt County budget, as proposed, passed by a 3-2 vote. “I’m happy and I think the citizens of Breathitt County will be happy and we can all get back to normal,” said Sheriff John Hollan. Judge Noble objected to the increase in the budget because he believes the…

Driving Down The Cost Of Insulin

Driving Down The Cost Of Insulin Looking to protect people with diabetes from being overwhelmed by high drug costs, a House committee approved a bill Thursday to cap out-of-pocket costs for many Kentuckians relying on insulin.The measure cleared the House Health and Family Services Committee without opposition and goes to the full House next.…

University Trustees Appointments Cancelled

University Trustees Appointments Cancelled A key Kentucky lawmaker said Friday that former Gov. Matt Bevin’s four last appointments to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees were out of compliance with state law.Senate President Robert Stivers, a Republican from Manchester, tells the Lexington Herald Leader that the Senate will be unable to confirm Republicans…