12.5 billion dollars.  That’s the estimated economic impact that Kentucky’s Tourism Industry had on the state’s economy in 2013.

Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Paul Blanton says the number of highway fatalities in the state this year is the lowest since 1947.

Champion Ham Sells For $350,000 At State Fair

Aug 22, 2013
Rick Howlett

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- A first-time buyer has stepped forward with the winning bid for this year’s Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham. The ham is auctioned at the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau ham breakfast, with the proceeds—and the ham—donated to charity.

This year’s top bidder was the Yum Brands Foundation, the charitable arm of the Louisville-based fast food company.   Proceeds from the 350-thousand dollar sale will go to the Fund for the Arts.

Kentucky Roadway Fatalities Down From A Year Ago

Jun 11, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police say the statewide highway death toll is down from a year ago. Through last Sunday, preliminary statistics show 251 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roads in 2013. That's 79 fewer than during the same period a year ago.

State police say that of the 201 motor vehicle fatalities this year, 99 victims were not wearing seat belts.

They say 21 of the 31 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets.

Beshear To Meet With Legislative Leaders Next Week

Jun 8, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear is expected to meet next week with House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers to try to work on a plan to resolve legislative redistricting.

The governor made that announcement on Friday. He said he is confident that the issue will be resolved in a special session sometime this year.

Rolex Competition Under Way at Kentucky Horse Park

Apr 26, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Andrew Nicholson of New Zealand guided Calico Joe to the best score on the first day of dressage competition at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. 

American Becky Holder, who is no stranger to the Kentucky Horse Park course, rode 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Can’t Fire Me into second place.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – If you’ve got a medicine cabinet full of outdated or unwanted remedies, now would be a good time to clean it out because Lexington is having another Med Toss event later this month. 

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to come out, drop off some un-needed or un-wanted medications, a chance to protect the environment as well and keep the medications from entering our water stream," said Lieutenant Scott Blakely with Lexington Police.

Blakely added that citizens who participate could be helping to save a life.