Celebrating Lincoln’s Birthday

Celebrating Lincoln’s Birthday The town where President Abraham Lincoln was born will host activities next month to commemorate his 211th birthday.Ceremonies will be held on Feb. 12 in downtown Hodgenville, Kentucky, and at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, officials said.Local officials plan to attend the first ceremony, which will include a flag…

Concerns About Pension Contributions

Concerns About Pension Contributions The Herald-Leader reports that Governor Andy Beshear’s budget plan would result in tens of millions less in pension contributions than Kentucky Retirement Systems had expected.In public testimony Thursday, KRS Executive Director David Eager estimated the shortfall at around $83 million a year.Governor Beshear’s office challenged that figure, estimating the shortfall…

Gun Rally In KY

Gun Rally In KY Hundreds of people went to the state Capitol recently to stand up for gun rights.They said they wanted to stand up for the Second Amendment and are concerned about more laws banning or restricting guns. Many people brought their guns with them, flocking to the area between the annex and…

Changes To Cellphone Use In KY

Changes To Cellphone Use In KY It is possible that Kentucky will move to hands-free phone use in cars.Bill sponsor Rep. James Tipton, R-Taylorsville says he wants to save lives and property.”With more people on the highways, with more people on their phones, it is more dangerous now,” said Mike Kier, who drives on…

Mining Accident Death Report

Mining Accident Death Report Two dozen people died in mining accidents in the U.S. last year, the lowest nationwide total ever recorded, according to the Department of Labor.Among them were 11 deaths in coal mines, including four in West Virginia and four in Kentucky, according to data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.…

Immigration Discussion In Kentucky

Immigration Discussion In Kentucky A Republican-backed bill to ban sanctuary policies by most public agencies in Kentucky started advancing after an emotional hearing Thursday. Opponents predicted the measure would spread fear among immigrants despite assurances that there’s no cause for concern.The measure – plunging Kentucky lawmakers into the immigration issue – cleared the Senate…

Controlling The Asian Carp

Controlling The Asian Carp Federal and state officials will use an experimental fishing method next month at Kentucky Lake in an attempt to reduce the infestation of Asian carp.The three-week joint effort by federal and state Fish And Wildlife officials and the Tennessee Valley Authority will begin on Monday.Officials said public boating access to…