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The first two years of any graduate program can be tenuous at best. Now imagine if you’re a first-generation college student from say, Appalachia, or someone from an “underrepresented group.”  The University of Kentucky has announced a new program to help doctoral STEM students who fit that criteria navigate those often choppy waters.

Louisville Lawmakers Vote To Raise Minimum Wage

Dec 19, 2014

Louisville has become the first city in the South to raise the minimum wage, joining 20 others across the country.

KSP Collects 232,011 Lbs. Of Food Statewide

Dec 19, 2014

A holiday-season food drive by Kentucky State Police has brought in 232,011 pounds of food statewide.  State police Commissioner Rodney Brewer started the "Cram the Cruiser" program in 2010 to assist needy families. Since that time, he says the state's lead police agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across Kentucky.

Conway Calls For Stiffer Heroin Penalties

Dec 18, 2014
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Kentucky's top prosecutor joined other law enforcement officials on Thursday to call for higher penalties for heroin dealers and better treatment options for overdose victims.

Kentucky Jobless Rate Hits Six Year Low

Dec 18, 2014

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent in November, the lowest rate in more than six years.

Concerned Fayette County Public School parents are mobilizing to shape the redistricting debate, but the chairman of the committee responsible for recommending new boundary lines says the work is still in preliminary stages.

More people are bringing banned items in their carry-on luggage because they don't want to pay to check their bags.  That means longer delays for you.

Mick Jeffries

Workers began installing the first of two antennas for a pair of new FM stations at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Newtown campus this week.

This week we hit the road and headed to the spot that's been named one of the most beautiful small towns in America...Bardstown, Kentucky!

Grimes Mum On 2015 Plans

Dec 17, 2014

Secretary of State and former Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes isn’t committing to any races in 2015 just yet.