A Kentucky House panel has reviewed state tax credits tied to private investments for businesses in the Commonwealth. A leading state economic official also spoke of future business growth in eastern Kentucky.
Legislation focusing on slowing gang recruitment across Kentucky got widespread support in a House committee on Wednesday. The measure calls for tougher penalties and longer sentences for those convicted of crimes tied to gangs.
Kentucky Habitat for Humanity is launching a three-year initiative aimed at accelerating construction of affordable housing. Habitat is joining about 50 non-profit housing providers. The formal announcement of the 2020 Housing Vision project came Monday at the state capitol.
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has named a veteran law enforcement officer to head the Division of Police. A packed city hall lobby welcomed the news that Lawrence Weathers will be the city’s new police chief.