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Ex-Kentucky Personnel Secretary Pleads Guilty To Kickbacks

Apr 19, 2016
LRC Public Information

A former high-ranking state official whose criminal charges were an embarrassment for Kentucky's former governor and current attorney general has pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge.

AP

Gov. Matt Bevin is ordering his finance secretary and a private law firm to launch an investigation into his predecessor’s administration, alleging it allowed an atmosphere of greed and corruption to flourish.

Saving Stories: Jackie's Triumph Meant The Eventual Death Of The Negro Baseball League

Apr 19, 2016
baseballhall.org

In this episode of Saving Stories we hear from Effa Manley, a powerful co-owner of the Newark Eagles of the Negro Baseball League.  She says the integration of Major League Baseball in 1947 hastened the demise of a business she and other black entrepreneurs helped create and sustain.

Associated Press

Despite his status as a leading Republican figure, Kentucky’s senior senator has stayed on the sidelines during his party’s volatile primary season, but the GOP heavyweight offered a hint of his thoughts on the race over the weekend.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington's Living Arts & Science Center celebrated its grand re-opening Monday.

Central Kentucky's Craft Beer Boom This Week On The Business Side

Apr 18, 2016
bizlex.com

Move over bourbon, you've got company!  This week Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington managing editor David Nichols about the rise of micro breweries in Central Kentucky and how a new law passed by the legislature paves the way for even more growth.

For 12-years a quaint church in Central Kentucky has brought some of the biggest names in show-business to Richmond. This weekend they’ll host their final show with a comedic legend .

Josh James / WUKY

The state budget arrived on the governor's desk just under the wire late Friday night as lawmakers pushed through priority legislation before the midnight deadline.

Budget Coasts Through Both Chambers, Heads To Governor

Apr 15, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a two-year operating budget on the last day of the legislative session.

Josh James / WUKY

Final passage of the state's $22 billion spending plan looms large on the last day of the 2016 legislative session, but a number of other bills wait in the wings.

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