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FCPS, UK Closed Again Friday

3 hours ago
Alan Lytle

Thursday's record snowstorm has prompted Fayette County Public Schools and the University of Kentucky to cancel classes for Friday.  UK says only Plan B (essential) employees are required to report to work. UK HealthCare Hospitals and Clinics will remain open.

State's Jobless Tally Lower Than National Rate

3 hours ago

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent in January and has fallen below the national jobless rate.

The national unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in January.

Manoj Shanker, an economist with the state Office of Employment and Training, said Thursday that figures show Kentucky's jobless rate has been below the national rate for the past six months.

He says the last time Kentucky's unemployment rate was below the national average for such an extended period was in 1995.

Karyn Czar

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is thanking citizens for their cooperation as crews continue to dig the city out from Thursday’s record snowfall.

State Lawmakers Will Wait Until Monday To Resume Session

7 hours ago

State lawmakers have extended the 2015 legislative session after two historic snowfalls in less than a month forced them to miss four days of work.

LRC Public Information

Allowable campaign contributions for individuals could double under an amended bill that passed the Senate State and Local Government Committee Wednesday. 

Winter Storm Hits Kentucky With Heavy Snow

13 hours ago
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky has been walloped by a winter storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow across parts of the Bluegrass state.

UK Cancels Classes For Thursday

Mar 4, 2015

In response to the impending winter storm, the University of Kentucky has canceled classes for Thursday.

Beer Bill Passes Senate

Mar 4, 2015

Craft breweries have won a victory over Anheuser-Busch after the state Senate voted to force the beverage giant to sell the two Kentucky companies it owns that distributes its products.

Josh James / WUKY

Lawmakers entering the Senate State and Local Government committee passed by voting rights demonstrators on the way to their seats Wednesday. The decision not to vote on a measure restoring voting rights for most nonviolent felons led to vocal protests.                   

McConnell Tells States: Ignore EPA Carbon Rules

Mar 4, 2015
Associated Press

The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming.  In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should hold off on submitting plans to cut carbon dioxide from power plants, as the rule would require.

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