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Kentucky governor looks for last-minute boost from Trump

Kentucky governor looks for last-minute boost from Trump

Bill Stephens

November 4th, 2019

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is getting the campaign finale he wants — an election-eve appearance with President Donald Trump just hours before Kentucky voters choose between him and Democrat Andy Beshear. The Monday evening rally at Rupp Arena in Lexington reinforces […]

Prepare to ‘fall back’ by checking home carbon monoxide detectors

Prepare to ‘fall back’ by checking home carbon monoxide detectors

Bill Stephens

November 2nd, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 1, 2019) – As we turn back the clocks on November 3 and temperatures continue to fall, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Kentucky Department for Public Health would like to remind residents to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. […]

Pence gives boost to Bevin; Beshear touts police endorsement

Pence gives boost to Bevin; Beshear touts police endorsement

Bill Stephens

November 2nd, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER and DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Attempting to turn the Kentucky governor’s race into a referendum on impeachment, Vice President Mike Pence urged voters Friday to register their disgust with the “endless investigations” of President Donald Trump by reelecting […]

Mom sentenced to 5 years in connection to baby’s death

Mom sentenced to 5 years in connection to baby’s death

Bill Stephens

November 2nd, 2019

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Kentucky woman to five years in prison in connection to the death of her infant son. The Kentucky New Era reports Judge John Atkins handed down the sentence on Wednesday to Desiree Catlett, whose 9-month-old son […]

Kentucky authorities: Pilot of small plane dies in crash

Kentucky authorities: Pilot of small plane dies in crash

Bill Stephens

November 1st, 2019

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(Information from: WPSD-TV, http://www.wpsdlocal6.com) PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say the pilot of a small plane has died in a crash not far from a regional airport. News outlets report Airport Authority Board Chair George Bray confirmed a plane downed near the Barkley […]

KENTUCKY DOWN BALLOT RACES

KENTUCKY DOWN BALLOT RACES

Bill Stephens

November 1st, 2019

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3 Republican incumbents running in down ballot state races LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three Republican incumbents are running for re-election in the statewide races for commissioner of agriculture, auditor and treasurer. Their Democratic opponents are each first-time candidates for the offices. In the race for […]

Bevin promotes school-choice efforts during Louisville stop

Bevin promotes school-choice efforts during Louisville stop

Bill Stephens

November 1st, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has promoted school-choice efforts as a way to uplift urban neighborhoods as he campaigned in Kentucky’s largest city. Venturing into a Democratic stronghold, Bevin said Thursday in Louisville that every child and parent “deserves a choice and […]

ELECTION 2019-KENTUCKY GOVERNOR-THE LATEST

ELECTION 2019-KENTUCKY GOVERNOR-THE LATEST

Bill Stephens

October 30th, 2019

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The Latest: Bevin touts support for gun-ownership rights LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has touted his staunch support for gun-ownership rights while speaking out against a so-called red-flag proposal to restrict firearms for people perceived as threats. The governor received an award […]

Quarles Warns of Goblins at the Gas Pump

Quarles Warns of Goblins at the Gas Pump

Bill Stephens

October 30th, 2019

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Department Has Caught 33 Skimmers Since Inspections Began in 2016 FRANKFORT (Oct. 30, 2019) – This Halloween week, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles warns Kentuckians to beware of goblins at the gas pump as criminals try to steal sensitive credit card information from Kentuckians.  “During this […]

Bevin, Beshear square off in combative televised debate

Bevin, Beshear square off in combative televised debate

Bill Stephens

October 29th, 2019

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear have wrangled over casino gambling, education funding and pensions in a combative debate. Their Monday night showdown on Kentucky Educational Television comes barely more than a week before the Nov. 5 election. […]

AAA: There’s No Trick to Halloween Safety

AAA: There’s No Trick to Halloween Safety

Bill Stephens

October 29th, 2019

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Tips to ensure October 31st remains a treat for everyone Halloween is a fun night for children across the country — but unfortunately, it can also be very dangerous. AAA East Central advises parents, motorists, and adults who are choosing to celebrate the holiday to take […]

Bevin touts economy; Beshear vows to undo Bevin decisions

Bevin touts economy; Beshear vows to undo Bevin decisions

Bill Stephens

October 25th, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin touted Kentucky’s economic performance under his leadership Friday while Democratic challenger Andy Beshear promoted his plans to swiftly reverse the incumbent’s decisions on health care and education if he’s elected. During a […]

KSP Offers Halloween Safety Tips

KSP Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Bill Stephens

October 25th, 2019

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HENDERSON, Ky, (October 25, 2019) – Trick-or-treaters, parents, motorists and homeowners all play an important role in keeping Halloween safe. Troopers with the Kentucky State Police offer the following tips for a safe and enjoyable Halloween. FOR MOTORISTS Stay alert for increased pedestrian and bicycle […]

Kentucky governor highlights national issues in campaign

Kentucky governor highlights national issues in campaign

Bill Stephens

October 18th, 2019

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By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state where the president’s popularity surpasses his own, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin launched into an impassioned defense of Donald Trump while standing near a placard displaying one word: Impeachment. The press conference prop spoke […]

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases September 2019 unemployment report

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases September 2019 unemployment report

Bill Stephens

October 17th, 2019

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Editor’s Note: Preliminary September and revised August labor market information are included in this release. FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2019) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary September 2019 unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky […]