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KY Faces Budget Shortfall

KY Faces Budget Shortfall

Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear faces a budget shortfall that could exceed $1 billion as he prepares a two-year state spending plan to submit to lawmakers in early 2020, according to a memo from outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration.The memo from Bevin’s budget director, John Chilton, points to additional funding needs for pensions, corrections, Medicaid and employee health benefits and projects only modest revenue growth to help pay for the state’s budget needs.




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KY Shop With A Trooper Event

KY Shop With A Trooper Event

Kentucky State Police, Post 10 had their annual ‘Shop with a Trooper’ event on Thursday in collaboration with Barbourville Walmart and Forcht Bank.Troopers spend the entire year getting ready for the day they get to take 22 kids to shop for clothes and toys with $120 to spend. It takes donations and support from the entire community.




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KY Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

KY Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

Newly elected Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Christopher Shea Nickell will be sworn in during a formal ceremony in Frankfort next week.Nickell, who was elected in November to fill the vacancy resulting from Justice Bill Cunningham’s retirement in February, was sworn in Nov. 24 in Paducah by Cunningham. His investiture ceremony is set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Supreme Court Courtroom in Frankfort. Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. will administer the oath of office.




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Breathitt County Schools Move To State Assistance

Breathitt County Schools Move To State Assistance

The Kentucky Board of Education (KDE) voted Wednesday to approve Commissioner Wayne Lewis’ recommendation that Breathitt County Schools move to state assistance.This will move superintendent and local school board authority from the commissioner back to the local board and superintendent.”Of course it’s exciting to see that you’ve improved and that you’ve moved our district in the direction you want them to go,” said Breathitt County School Board Chairperson Ruschelle Hamilton.No Kentucky districts remain under state management following this action.The schools have gone through four or five audits in the past several years.




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Adding To KY Natural Areas Registry

Adding To KY Natural Areas Registry

The Abbey of Gethsemani has been added to the Kentucky Natural Areas Registry, officials said.The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves said in a statement on Wednesday that it was recognizing the abbey’s historic stewardship of more than 1,500 acres of land in Nelson County.The designation is voluntary and is designed to recognize stewardship and awareness of the ecological significance of a property, state officials said. Landowners don’t relinquish any rights, but agree to protect the area as best they can.




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Beshear Faces Budget Shortfall

Beshear Faces Budget Shortfall

Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear faces a budget shortfall estimated to exceed $1 billion as he prepares a state spending plan to submit to lawmakers early next year, according to a memo from outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration.The memo from Bevin’s budget director, John Chilton, said additional funding will be needed for pensions, corrections, Medicaid and employee health benefits.




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