Murray, KY – Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo will be in Murray tonight as part of his bid for the U-S Senate. Mongiardo will meet with local media and first District supporter at Pagliai's restaurant. Mongiardo faces Attorney General Jack Conway in the democratic primary. Both are running for the seat currently held by Republican Jim Bunning, who is retiring.
Lexington, KY – Kentuckians fought on both sides during the American Civil War. Their sacrifices will be recognized next year when the Commonwealth marks the conflict's 150th anniversary. Today Governor Steve Beshear formed the Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. The Commission, according to Beshear, will be underwritten by the federal government.
"A little over a million dollars from the Federal Transportation monies that will fund the commission and help fund some of those programs."
Madisonville, KY – In a WKMS News story yesterday regarding the Madisonville/Hopkins County Humane Society meeting we reported Magistrate Tim Rigg's did not ask for Humane Society President Judy Lacy to resign. However, today's Madisonville Messenger reported the contrary. Chris Taylor has more on the inconsistency.
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Education Department has a new associate commissioner to complement recently appointed Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. Hiren Desai assumed his duties yesterday. Desai had served in the Kentucky Finance and Administrative Cabinet. He will oversee the Education Department's finances, budget, and human resources.