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Future Uncertain For Kentucky Broadband Network

9 hours ago

Frustrated with repeated delays costing taxpayers millions of dollars, the Kentucky Senate has voted to effectively end a project that would bring high-speed internet capability to one of the poorest states in the country.

Bruce Schreiner / Associated Press

Hundreds of Kentucky teachers flexed their political muscle with a rally Wednesday outside the state Capitol, seeking to bury a proposed pension overhaul and win more state education funding from lawmakers.

Office Of Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth

A former Secret Service agent who says he is a Republican candidate for secretary of state in Kentucky has apologized for a tweet about U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth that alluded to him shooting the congressman.

UK Now

This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Nathan Vanderford, assistant professor in the UK College of Medicine and director of the CTOP Program which recruits UK students from Appalachian counties to pursue oncology-related careers.

Ky. Senate Reveals Its Two Year Spending Proposal

Mar 20, 2018
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Judges and circuit court clerks could get their first raises in more than a decade, but only if lawmakers pass an overhaul to the public pension system that has prompted fierce opposition from public workers.  The Republican-controlled state Senate unveiled the first part of its two-year spending proposal Tuesday. It would make at least $8.2 million available for raises to judges and circuit court clerks, which are both elected positions in Kentucky.

Judges Would Get Raises Under Senate Budget Plan

Mar 20, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky Senate is proposing raises for the state's judges and circuit court clerks, but only if lawmakers pass an overhaul to the public pension system that has prompted fierce opposition from public workers.

Ky. Senate To Reveal Two Year Spending Proposal

Mar 20, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

The Republican-controlled Kentucky Senate is preparing to reveal its two-year state spending plan.  The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee will meet twice on Tuesday to debate two-year spending plans for the state's executive, legislative and judicial branches.

4 People Injured When Trains Collide, Derail In Kentucky

Mar 19, 2018
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Two freight trains collided and derailed shortly before midnight, injuring four people and igniting a fire that forced nearby residents to evacuate, authorities said Monday.


24/7 Wall Street recently ranked Kentucky as the fifth least business friendly state due in large part to an undereducated work force.  This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets reaction from Dr. Jay Box, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.  Dr. Box also shares the results of a recent system-wide economic impact study.

Kentucky Child Marriage Ban Headed To Governor's Desk

Mar 17, 2018
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

A bill that would ban most child marriages in Kentucky is now headed to the governor's desk.  The state House of Representatives unanimously approved Senate bill 48 on Friday. It would ban any marriage in Kentucky if one of the parties is 16 or younger. Seventeen-year-olds can still get married, but they would need approval from a judge and their parents.


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