Beshear Talks About His Priorities

Beshear Talks About His Priorities Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is presented his budget plan to state lawmakers in a highly anticipated speech Tuesday night at 7 p.m., culminating weeks of work since his election.The Democratic governor said his spending blueprint for the next two years will reflect his values.Support for public education is expected…

New Veterans Nursing Home

New Veterans Nursing Home The Kentucky House voted unanimously to approve $2.5 million for design and preliminary work for a veterans nursing home in Bowling Green.The funding would be in addition to the $10.5 million in state bond funding allocated by the 2017 General Assembly, lawmakers said.The proposed 90-bed facility would be the first…

Addressing Animal Abuse

Addressing Animal Abuse Officials with the City of Prestonsburg hope to strengthen current laws in place for animal abuse.These laws will prohibit animal abuse, dogfighting and other animal-related issues.Sheena Maynard along with multiple other council members, drafted an ordinance to change the way animals are treated within city limits.”I mean, they feel the same…

Free Tax Assistance Available

Free Tax Assistance Available The IRS is strongly encouraging you to file your tax returns electronically and choose direct deposit for faster refunds. Filing electronically reduces tax return errors as the tax software does the calculations, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information.The IRS supports free online and in-person tax preparation options…

Location Of New Fazoli’s

Location Of New Fazoli’s We now know where a new Fazoli’s restaurant scheduled to open later this year in Pikeville will be located. City and company officials announced Monday night the location will be at 1302 South Mayo Trail near the entrance of the Kentucky Enterprise Industrial Park.It will be part of a new…

Funding Increase For Some KY Schools

Funding Increase For Some KY Schools Kentucky state colleges and universities will ask for their first funding increase since the 2007-08 budget, lawmakers were told.Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, said public colleges will seek a 6.2% increase next fiscal year and an 8.8% increase in the 2022 fiscal year…

Hiring Nurses And Doctors

Hiring Nurses And Doctors The University of Louisville plans to hire almost 400 nurses and doctors to increase access to local health care in its expanded system, an official said.UofL Health Chief Executive Tom Miller told the school’s Board of Trustees on Thursday that the move would improve access to care at former KentuckyOne…

Mine Reclamation A Concern

Mine Reclamation A Concern Kentucky officials are concerned that two bankrupt coal companies could abandon their environmental obligations.At a hearing this week in West Virginia, officials said Blackjewel LLC and Revelation Energy might leave Kentucky taxpayers with a bill for millions in mine reclamation costs, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Reclamation is a process of…

New Leader For KY Postsecondary Education

New Leader For KY Postsecondary Education The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has chosen a new chairman.He is Ben Brandstetter of Hebron. He replaces outgoing Chairman Sherrill Zimmerman of Prospect.Brandstetter is president of Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a national architectural and engineering firm.Kimberley Halbauer of Fort Thomas was chosen as vice chairwoman. Halbaurer is a…