Kentucky Government Newswire

Kentucky Government Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Kentucky Government.

Results 1 - 20 of 3,180 in Kentucky Government

  1. Crash on I-65 South in TN creates traffic queue into KYRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Columbia Magazine

    Crash on I-65 South in TN creates traffic queue into KY By Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer KYTC, District 4, Elizabethtown, KY BOWLING GREEN, K - A crash on Interstate 65 south just across the Tennessee State Line has created a large traffic queue backing up into Kentucky. It is not known how long the crash will impact traffic, but it is estimated a couple of hours.

    Comment?

  2. Commissioner Quarles names Tim Hughes deputy executive director of KDA's marketing officeRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | PressReleasePoint

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles announced that Tim Hughes of Frankfort will serve as deputy executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Office of Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion. As our leadership team continues to come together, we welcome Tim and his agricultural expertise and leadership to the Department, Hughes most recently came from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, where he led the Division of Biofuels since 2011.

    Comment?

  3. New push to increase age to buy cigarettes, tobacco productsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | WLKY-TV Louisville

    Currently you have to be 18 to buy cigarettes, chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes, but if the bill passes, you would have to wait until you're 21 years old. "I mean, you can do all sorts of things when you're 18. You can do the lottery, register to vote," nonsmoker Jonathan Sponel said.

    Comment?

  4. Lawmakers introduce new bill that would increase age to buy tobacco productsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | WLKY-TV Louisville

    RIGHT NOW YOU ONLY HAVE TO BE 18 TO B CIGARETTES, TOBACCO, OR E-CIGARETTES. BE 21. THINGS.

    Comment?

  5. Supervisor had disciplinary actions before Gynnya McMillen investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    New developments in the death investigation of a 16-year-old girl who died inside a Hardin County Juvenile center have been released. The employee suspended for not making checks on Gynnya McMillen has a history of work problems, including complaints of excessive force.

    Comment?

  6. Extra KYTC crews monitoring roadways, conditions expected to worsenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, KY It was a wild day of weather on Monday. Some parts of WAVE country even experienced white out conditions.

    Comment?

  7. KYTC crews treating roads in advance of winter weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | State Journal

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 road crews will be staying at work beyond their normal 4 p.m. ending time to prepare for winter weather expected to move into the area tonight. The weather forecast predicts intermittent bands of snow this evening across the Louisville area.

    Comment?

  8. News in BriefRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | Harlan Daily Enterprise

    The owner of two southern Illinois coal mines says it's cutting more than 200 jobs at those locations as well as additional positions at a Kentucky mine. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alliance Resource Partners LP announced the layoffs at its Hamilton and White County coal mines on Friday.

    Comment?

  9. New court ruling could mean possible parole for teen killersRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling could mean two men convicted of murders in Kentucky as teenagers could become eligible for parole hearings or new sentencing hearings. The Courier-Journal reports the court ruled Jan. 25 that its 2012 decision banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for virtually all juvenile killers must be applied retroactively.

    Comment?

  10. Contract awarded for U.S. 60/KY 80 reconstruction project in Trigg Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | KFVS12

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded a contract for reconstruction of a section of U.S. 68/KY 80 in western Trigg County, Kentucky. Governor Matt Bevin announced a $54 million contract for about 8 miles of new four-lane highway between Cadiz and Canton.

    Comment?

  11. Kentucky tops coverage gains as GOP looks to remake MedicaidRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | KLTV Tyler

    As Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to remake Kentucky's Medicaid program, a new national survey shows what's at stake: gains in insurance coverage matched only by one other state. Kentucky and Arkansas had the largest drops in the percentage of people without health insurance in the country, according to the Gallup-Healthways survey.

    Comment?

  12. Web Accessibility DevelopmentsRead the original story

    May 6, 2003 | Watersblogged

    Dave Fletcher reports today in Government and Technology Weblog , that Utah CIO Val Oveson has, in a memo to state agencies , "reconfirmed the State's commitment to website accessability standards. The Utah State Library is supporting the effort by providing third party assessments of agency compliance and training for agency personnel."

    Comment?

  13. Remains of woman, 62, are found scattered around rural Ohio eight...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Daily Mail

    Remains of mother, 62, are found scattered around rural Ohio eight months after she vanished as her neighbors who moved out the same day she disappeared are arrested The remains of Patsy Hudson, 62, have been found in at least three desolate places across Ohio, eight months after she mysteriously vanished The remains of a 62-year-old mother have been found in three desolate places across Ohio, eight months after she mysteriously vanished from her home. Patsy Hudson was last seen in Mansfield on July 4, the same day her neighbors, Walter Renz, 53, and girlfriend Linda Blehar, 57, moved out of the house next door.

    Comment?

  14. 2 bills to pass; 2 bills to killRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | State Journal

    House Bill 121, sponsored by Reps. Susan Westrom, D-Lexington, and Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, would make state highways safer and more welcoming for cyclists.

    Comment?

  15. Attention, Frankfort Critics: Your first impression won't be your lastRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | State Journal

    It seems we're not always rooted in reality when it comes to how we see ourselves versus how outsiders see us. A number of locals view Frankfort as a quaint, historic town and a hub for the bourbon industry - but outsiders largely don't, according to initial research.

    Comment?

  16. Attorney General: Avoid IRS Scams During Tax SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    The office of Attorney General Andy Beshear had a press release about IRS scams targeting Kentuckians during tax season. The press release is featured below, in it Beshear gives tips to avoid being scammed and explains things that the IRS would never do but that scammers might.

    Comment?

  17. Gov.-Elect Bevin announces Mac Brown to head transition teamRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 7 | Columbia Magazine

    Click on headline for complete list of Transition Team Members By Jessica Ditto Communications Director, Gov.-Elect Bevin's Transition Team Frankfort, KY - Today, Governor-Elect Matt Bevin, announced Louisville executive Mac Brown will serve as the chairman of his transition team. J. McCauley "Mac" Brown is one of the executives of Brown-Forman Corporation, a FORTUNE 1,000 company.

    Comment?

  18. I-75 in Rockcastle County reduced to one lane beginning July 27Read the original story

    Sunday Feb 7 | Columbia Magazine

    Northbound and southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane between the hours of 6pmET. to 12pmET Sunday through Thursday and from 6pmET on Thursdays to 7amET.

    Comment?

  19. Christian Co. man pleads guilty to child pornography chargeRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 7 | Columbia Magazine

    Christian Co. man pleads guilty to child pornography charge By Daniel Kemp, Deputy Communications Director KY Attorney General Jack Conway's office Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the guilty plea of 47-year-old Robert Walker, Jr. for possession and distribution of child pornography.

    Comment?

  20. Kentucky shows it's hard to roll back MedicaidRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Washington Examiner

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is Exhibit A when it comes to how politicking Obamacare is vastly different than actually managing it. The state's newly elected Republican governor, a Tea Party favorite, ran last year on a platform of rolling back Kentucky's Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act and dismantling its online marketplace, called Kynect.

    Comment?