Local/Regional News

Bird Sales Restricted Amid Flu Outbreak

Jun 11, 2015
Associated Press, Bethany Hahn

The state veterinarian has banned the sale of birds at flea markets and swap meets to protect Kentucky's poultry industry amid an avian flu outbreak.

Lexington Physician Sworn In As President Of AMA

Jun 11, 2015
Kentucky One Health

Lexington physician Steven J. Stack has been sworn in as president of the American Medical Association.  Stack is the second Lexington doctor to become president of the group in three years. Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist at the University of Kentucky, was president from June 2013 to June 2014.

Kentucky Environmental Education Council

Kentucky has unveiled a new specialty license plate that promotes the health and environmental benefits of outdoor recreation.

Ky. Tax Collections Fall But Not Enough To Threaten Budget

Jun 10, 2015
Wikipedia Commons

Kentucky collected less tax money in May, but the decrease was likely not enough to endanger the state's budget projections.

lexingtonky.gov

Mayor Jim Gray’s $22 million dollar budgeting recommendation for repairs to Lexington’s increasingly fragile former Fayette County Courthouse survived an Urban County Council vote Tuesday.

$40,000 Grant Will Help Feed Kentucky's Children

Jun 10, 2015

Kentucky’s Governor and First Lady are making it their mission to make sure no child in the Bluegrass state goes hungry this summer.

LRC Public Information

While employees making minimum wage in the executive branch of state government are cheering Gov. Steve Beshear’s decision to bump their pay to $10.10 an hour through executive order Monday, the change could be short-lived if the next governor decides to scrap the action.

Omni Architects

University of Kentucky art professors and students are getting their first glimpse of their new home base.

LFUCG

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council held a second public hearing Monday on a measure that would increase the city’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over the next three years.

AP

Taking a page from President Obama’s playbook, Gov. Steve Beshear is raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for some state employees through executive order. Beshear signed the order Monday during a ceremony at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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