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Farm is providing some relief for community with vegetable stand

With many families still shouldering the financial burden of coronavirus layoffs and cutbacks, a versailles farm offers a unique way to ease some of the pressure.

Tax hike will pay for repairs on century old Kentucky school

The wooden frame of a K-12 Kentucky school complex is so worn; administrators say they need a new building.

Los Angeles teachers are ready for first strike in 30 years

Teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make it the nation’s second-largest school district, are ready to strike Thursday over a contract dispute that follows teacher walkouts in other states that emboldened organized labor after a critical defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel.

Hoover says retiree pay cuts ‘highly unlikely’

Kentucky's Republican House speaker says it is highly unlikely lawmakers would approve a pay cut for retirees as part of a proposal to rescue the state's troubled public pension plan.

LEXserv billing comes home; saves $400,000 a year

LEXserv bills will now be processed in Lexington, a move that will save the city about $400,000 a year, while also creating six new jobs.

House votes to permanently increase police incentive pay

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would permanently increase annual incentive pay for police officers.

Court: Kentucky Must Pay Relatives Who Care for Foster Kids

A federal appeals court has ruled that Kentucky must pay relatives who foster a child just like it pays adults who are licensed foster parents.

Bill Seeks Higher Pay for Police, Firefighters

Rep. Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, has recently co-sponsored a bill to increase pay for police officers, firefighters, and volunteer firefighters.

Kentucky Agency to Pay Test Fees for Qualifying Students

The Kentucky Department of Education says it will underwrite the cost of Advanced Placement exams for students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. Education officials say it's part of an effort to increase access to the rigorous coursework.

21 US states, including KY, sue to block expansion of overtime pay law

A coalition of 21 states is suing the U.S. Department of Labor over a new rule that would make more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay.

Daycare teachers at Bracktown Learning Academy protest over non-payment

A group of teachers at Bracktown Learning Academy on Newtown Pike refused to work today, claiming they hadn’t been paid this pay period, and that this isn’t the first time this has happened.

Commissioners continue talking about Richmond PD pay raise

Talks about giving Richmond Police officers more money weren't more than that Tuesday as commissioners decided on another meeting date to help them decide on a proposal.

“Ellis Coalition” pushes for higher wages for Richmond police

A group in Richmond gathered in front of city hall city Tuesday night to push for a pay raise for police officers.

Kentucky judge suspended without pay for 180 days

An eastern Kentucky judge accused of a long list of belligerent behavior has been suspended without pay for about a half year.

Ford to transition up to 500 workers to higher pay

Ford Motor Co. is moving several hundred U.S. hourly workers into a higher pay bracket after surpassing a cap on the number of lower-wage workers it can hire.

KSU: 70 Percent of Dropped Students Return to School

Kentucky State University has reported that 452 students who were dropped for nonpayment have been re-enrolled in classes.

Kentucky State University’s Plan To Pay It Forward

Raymond M. Burse, Kentucky State University's President, will launch 100 Days of Pay It Forward Frankfort at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at KSU's Alumni Stadium.

Lexington Mayor Promises to Reimburse Coal Severance Funds

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced Tuesday that coal counties will be paid back $2.5 million in severance funds that were used by the state to update Rupp Arena.

Stanford Police Looking for Suspected Walmart Thieves

Police in Stanford need the public's help in finding the individuals pictured here.

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Mercer County delays in-person classes, online begins Sept. 3

Superintendent Dennis Davis had to cast the tie-breaking vote after the four-member board was split 2-2, according to The Harrodsburg Herald.

Madison County pushes back start of school; will begin virtually

The Madison County Board of Education reluctantly on Thursday night voted to push the start of school to September 2, and begin the school year with online learning only.  

Lexington woman questions her positive coronavirus test

A Lexington woman says she believes her rapid coronavirus test was a false positive.

Application deadline set for FCPS Virtual Learning Academy

FCPS students who want to commit to a full semester of online learning only, must apply by noon, Tuesday, August 18.