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Ford and UAW reach local contract agreement at Kentucky Truck plant, averting threat of a strike

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement on a local contract at the company’s largest and most profitable factory, averting the threat of a strike. The union said last week said that nearly 9,000 workers at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville would walk picket […]

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Cintas Corporation has acquired SITEX

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cintas Corporation has acquired SITEX, a Henderson-based, family-owned supplier of uniform and facility service programs. “They’ve built a successful company with a well-earned reputation for delivering outstanding customer and employee experiences. We look forward to welcoming SITEX’s customers and employees to Cintas in the coming months.” SITEX was founded by the Sights family in

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Gov. Beshear, Officials Break Ground on First EV Charging Station in Southeastern US Supported by Federal Program

RICHMOND, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2024) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear joined Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator Shailen Bhatt and several state and local officials at Circle K in Richmond to break ground on the first electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station in the southeastern United States built with federal funds from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

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Kentucky House passes bills allowing new academic roles for Murray State and Eastern Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two universities wanting to carve out ambitious new roles to help overcome shortages of doctors and veterinarians won overwhelming support from the Kentucky House on Thursday. The House passed separate bills that would allow Murray State University to create a school of veterinary medicine and Eastern Kentucky University to offer medical

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Gov. Beshear Provides Team Kentucky Update

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2024) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman provided an update on economic development; the Kentucky National Guard; grants to support veterans; free GED testing; and a record year for the Kentucky Lottery. Economic DevelopmentGov. Beshear announced exciting momentum within the state’s agritech sector as Bosch Berries, an international grower and

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As some call for his ouster, McConnell pushes back on GOP critics: ‘They’ve had their shot’

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of negotiations and delays, the Senate on Thursday voted to move forward on legislation that would provide wartime aid to Ukraine and Israel. While far from a final vote, it was a momentary victory for Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, a strong supporter of the aid for Ukraine, in particular, despite a growing number

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First Lady Britainy Beshear Invites Kentuckians To Shop & Share

While stocking up for Super Bowl parties at select Kroger, Food City and Starbucks locations, Kentuckians can purchase items to support domestic violence survivors FRANKFORT, Ky.  – As part of her longstanding commitment to support survivors of intimate partner violence, First Lady Britainy Beshear has invited Kentuckians to participate in the annual Shop & Share

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Super Bowl LVIII Viewers Reminded ‘Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk’ 

Kentuckians encouraged to plan for a safe ride home FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Regardless of who Kentuckians choose to root for during Super Bowl LVIII, state officials are cheering on fans to make responsible choices behind the wheel. For those hosting a Super Bowl viewing party or attending one on Sunday, Feb. 11, fans have an

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KSP arrested Warren County man on charges related to child sexual exploitation

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Corey James Jarboe, 29, on charges related to child sexual exploitation offenses.  Jarboe was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect using electronic means to procure

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Kentucky House boosts school spending but leaves out guaranteed teacher raises and universal pre-K

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Republican-led Kentucky House endorsed higher spending for education in its two-year state spending plan on Thursday but left out two of the Democratic governor’s top priorities — guaranteed pay raises for teachers and access to preschool for every 4-year-old. The budget measure, which won 77-19 House passage after hours of

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Spread Love this Valentine’s Day with a Kentucky State Police Trooper Teddy Bear

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2024) – The Kentucky State Police is announcing the Trooper Teddy Bear Valentine’s Day sale, offering the public an exclusive opportunity to spread love while supporting the agency’s outreach program. Starting today through Feb. 14, customers can purchase the heartwarming bears at a special price of $20, down from the regular price

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Democratic lawmaker promotes bill aimed at improving student transportation across Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation allowing school districts to expand fleets transporting students to school and home was promoted Monday as a way to fix bus systems hampered by long routes and too few bus drivers. Democratic Sen. David Yates, the bill’s lead sponsor in the Republican-led Senate, said improving student transportation is a nonpartisan

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UPDATE: Missing Princeton girl found; father in custody

**UPDATE** Missing child, Lela Black, has been located safely. Byron Black has been taken into custody. PRINCETON, KY – (January 29, 2024) – On Sunday, January 28, 2024, at approximately 2 p.m. Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 2 received a call from the Princeton Police Department requesting assistance with a death investigation on Center Street in

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Police looking for Henderson County Detention Center inmate who escaped over the weekend

HENDERSON, Ky. – Kentucky State Police are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Henderson County Detention Center his weekend. KSP Post 16 received a call from the Henderson County Detention Center in Henderson at approximately 9:10 p.m. Friday regarding an escaped inmate. Preliminary investigation reveals Tylee Thompson, 33, of Cincinnati, escaped on foot

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