The Associated Press

Pages

Arts
7:03 am
Fri January 17, 2014

KY First Lady Sponsors Art And Essay Contest

A contest sponsored by first lady Jane Beshear is inviting students around the state to submit original art work and essays.

The Governor's Mansion Centennial Visual Art and Essay Contest has a deadline of March 14 and a first prize in essay and art categories of $100.

Read more
Government
4:59 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Felons Voting Rights Proposal Clears Ky. House

Credit Wikimedia Commons

A bill seeking to amend Kentucky's Constitution to restore voting rights for non-violent felons sailed through the state House Thursday.

Unlike past years, the proposed ballot issue may have a chance in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer says it may be an issue "whose time has come," with some changes.

Read more
Culture
6:41 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Federal Judge Reviews KY Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal judge in Louisville is weighing the fate of Kentucky's ban on same sex marriages as similar laws around the country are overturned.

Two cases brought to force the state to recognize same sex marriages have been fully briefed and submitted to U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II.

Among the filings were decisions by federal judges in Oklahoma and Utah striking down laws in those states. Heyburn isn't bound by decisions in other federal districts.

Read more
Arts
6:39 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Local Memorial Service Planned For Phil Everly

A memorial service is this weekend for Phil Everly near Central City, where the Everly Brothers entertained for years at a homecoming benefit.

The Central City Tourist and Convention Commission said the service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Merle Travis Center in Powderly with music from cousins of the Everly Brothers and a tribute band.

Phil Everly died January 3 at 74. With his brother, Don Everly, the duo had 19 top 40 hits between 1957 and 1962.

Read more
Government
6:35 am
Thu January 16, 2014

KSP Adds To Air Fleet

Credit wikipedia.com

Kentucky State Police have expanded their aircraft fleet at no upfront costs to the state.

A former U.S. Air Force jet was acquired through a military surplus program.

State Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown said yesterday that the state will incur some costs to convert the plane from military to commercial use.

Read more
Government
6:33 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Haslam To Combat Meth Production

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is planning to announce legislation today that seeks to combat methamphetamine production in his state.

Haslam's office noted that 268 children were removed from their homes last year due to meth-related incidents, and nearly 1,700 meth labs were seized.

Read more
Government
6:18 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Sustainable Military Pay Office Gets Grand Opening At Ft. Campbell

A new Fort Campbell Defense Military Pay Office aimed at conserving energy will conduct a grand opening tomorrow at 10 a.m.  

Army officials say the new facility will serve as a showcase for sustainability.

Read more
Government
6:16 am
Wed January 15, 2014

KSP Conducting Missing Children Poster Contest

Credit wikipedia.com

Fifth grade students from around Kentucky are eligible to compete in the National Missing Children's Day Poster contest.

The contest is sponsored by the U.S. Justice Department. Kentucky State Police will select one nominee from the state to participate in the national competition.

Read more
Politics
6:15 am
Wed January 15, 2014

KY House OKs Benefit Companies

Credit Kentucky Senate courtesy Commonwealth of Kentucky

The Kentucky House has passed a bill to allow the formation of benefit corporations — a new class of companies focusing on social progress as well as profits.

The measure cleared the House on a 58-34 vote yesterday and goes to the Senate.

Read more
Government
6:13 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Edelen Pushes Breach Notification Law

Credit wikipedia.org

A bill backed by state Auditor Adam Edelen and a bipartisan group of lawmakers would require state and local government agencies to notify Kentuckians when their personal information is breached.

The bill's backers said yesterday the measure has drawn more than 60 House co-sponsors.

Read more

Pages