Local/Regional News

The four big name candidates vying for the Republican nomination for governor in 2015 have their work cut out for them according to a new poll by Remington Research Group.

Blue Grass Airport saw an uptick in passengers in 2014, setting a new record for airport.

uky.edu

Expanding and growing partnerships will be the key to UK HealthCare’s success going forward… that’s according to Board of Trustees chair Oliver Gannon.

All 173 Kentucky School Districts Raise Dropout Age

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Kentucky's 173 public school districts have approved policies that increase the dropout age to 18 from 16.  The state legislature passed a law in 2013 giving school districts the option of raising the dropout age. Once 55 percent of districts did so, it would trigger a four-year deadline for everyone else to raise the age. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said districts beat that deadline by one year. The law does not apply to private schools.

Tourism Is Booming Along The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

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Kentucky Distillers Association

Tourism is booming along with production at Kentucky's bourbon distilleries.  The Kentucky Distillers' Association says the 18 participating distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour had nearly 725,000 visits from tourists last year. The record number was up 14 percent from 2013.

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Recently the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched an initiative called the $5M Cities Challenge, a national call for new ideas to make communities around the country more vibrant places to live and work. 

Lexington Fayette Human Rights Commission

A complaint has been filed that accuses the Fayette County school district of discrimination.  The Lexington-Fayette County Human Rights Commission Director Raymond Sexton told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the organization filed the complaint on behalf of employees who said they are victims of race discrimination.

Chase Cavanaugh

Lexington’s Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning recognized several Kentucky authors for its annual Writers Hall of Fame Wednesday. 

WUKY

A federal jury has convicted a Clay County man of illegally distributing prescription drugs that resulted in the death of a user. And while the verdict is not unusual, the case does mark a first for the eastern District of Kentucky.

Report Details LRC Management Problems

Jan 28, 2015
Legislative Research Commission

A performance audit of the Legislative Research Commission has blamed poor staff morale on outdated management practices, a lack of communication and decision-making that isn't transparent.

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