KY Voter Turnout Better Than Expected

KY Voter Turnout Better Than Expected The Secretary of State’s Office says voter turnout for Kentucky’s primary election was higher than projected.A statement from the office says unofficial results show that nearly 20% of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary to choose nominees in the governor’s race and other statewide offices. Voter turnout…

PAW Patrol Live! Coming To KY

PAW Patrol Live! Coming To KY PAW Patrol Live! is coming to Lexington this fall.The live show will be at Rupp Arena Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6.Tickets go on sale Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m.PAW Patrol Live! will also be in Pikeville June 1-2. Tickets are still available. Source:…

KY Toyota Plant Catches Fire

KY Toyota Plant Catches Fire A fire broke out early Wednesday morning at the Georgetown Toyota plant.It happened just before 2:30 a.m.Details are limited at this time, but fire officials say no one was hurt.They described the fire as small.No word on a cause, or any damage. Source: MG News Return to…

Bevin and Beshear Win Primary

Bevin and Beshear Win Primary Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has cleared his first hurdle toward a second term, defeating three challengers to win the Republican nomination.Bevin beat three Republican challengers in Tuesday’s primary election. They were state Rep. Robert Goforth, William Woods and Ike Lawrence.Goforth carried much of Eastern and Southern Kentucky but, in…

Increased Park Fees Proposed

Increased Park Fees Proposed The Daniel Boone National Forest is interested in receiving comments on a proposal to increase recreation fees at 25 sites and to implement new fees at nine sites.The proposal would enable the agency to improve facilities and services at these sites and create prices consistent with comparable facilities on public…

AppHarvest Coming To Eastern KY

AppHarvest Coming To Eastern KY AppHarvest has announced it has closed an $82 million deal with Equilibrium Capital to build the company’s 60-acre greenhouse in Morehead, Kentucky.In addition, ValueAct Spring Fund has led the company’s Series A, with existing investor Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund also participating.Construction will begin immediately on the…

Time To Vote In KY

Time To Vote In KY Voters in Kentucky are casting ballots in a primary that will deliver an initial verdict on the job performance of Gov. Matt Bevin. The ally of President Donald Trump faces state Rep. Robert Goforth and two other challengers in Tuesday’s GOP primary. Democrats are choosing between candidates that include…

Confederate Statue Defaced

Confederate Statue Defaced A Confederate statue at a cemetery in Bardstown, Kentucky, has been vandalized with orange paint, similar to vandalism that’s appeared on a Confederate statue in Louisville.Bardstown police tell news outlets that the paint was splashed across the century-old statue sometime late last week.The statue features a Confederate soldier standing above a…

Students Combat Obesity And Poverty

Students Combat Obesity And Poverty Students at Pikeville High School recently helped secure a $10,000 grant through the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s Student Senate Community Challenge.The challenge for Pikeville’s students was to address issues of poverty and obesity in the community. So, the grant money was used to install outdoor exercise equipment for adults,…

Election Day In KY

Election Day In KY Candidates in Kentucky’s primary election are seeking party nominations in the governor, attorney general, secretary of state and other statewide races.More than 3.4 million Kentuckians are registered to vote, and Election Day polls are open today until 6 p.m. local time. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes projects 12.5 percent…