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UK seeks more input on reopening planning

Status report offers more detail, input sought

Kentucky House Republicans unveil state spending plan

House Republicans have modified a proposed pay raise for Kentucky teachers.

West Virginia plan: Companies pay $1.25B to end opioid suits

Communities in West Virginia say they would end most of their lawsuits filed as a result of the opioid crisis.

City of Lexington activating its emergency winter plan

The city of Lexington is responding to the cold weather by activating its emergency winter plan.

Beshear offers plan for Kentucky’s public schools

Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear says he wants to reduce class sizes.

Kentucky Democrats put forth pension fix plan

Democratic leaders in the Kentucky House are making a play for bipartisanship with new state pension repair proposals.

US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

U.S. officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats.

Emergency weather plan activated in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – According to city officials, the Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Emergency Weather Plan has been activated due to the...

Officials prepare for severe weather going into Election Day

Election day is Tuesday and as people get ready to head to the polls, election officials have their eyes on the sky making sure they're prepared for any severe weather that may roll through overnight.

Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

Vice President Mike Pence has announced plans for a new, separate U.S. Space Force as sixth military service by 2020

Federal program to help employers with tough hires

The Kentucky Career Center has a new plan to help employers hire hard-to-place applicants, such as those with substance abuse problems or a criminal record.

Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent

Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.

Hidden River Cave expansion includes large swinging bridge

HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) - Work has begun on an expansion plan at Hidden River Cave in south-central Kentucky that will include a large...

Radioactive waste plan causes a stir in Estill County

People in Estill County discussed the future of a nearby landfill Monday night that has been at the center of a controversy after it was discovered radioactive waste was illegally dumped there years ago.

Coalition comes out against Gov. Bevin’s proposed budget

38 organizations from a variety of sectors came together at the capitol Thursday morning calling on Governor Matt Bevin to rethink his proposed budget bill.

House GOP unveils plan to avert government shutdown

House GOP leaders have unveiled a plan to avert a government shutdown next weekend and keep the government open through Dec. 22.

Progressive groups hold protest against GOP Tax Plan

With the senate expected to vote on a federal tax reform bill soon, critics of the proposed plan are taking to the streets calling for its defeat.

Kentucky educators announce pension reform plan

Leaders from several Kentucky education groups have announced a pension reform plan that they say is a sustainable approach.

Kentucky legislators and state employees react to pension plan

Governor Bevin said he is confident this is the right plan. Still, not everyone agrees.

Appalachian summit set for August 4 in Pikeville

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System plans to participate in the Shaping Our Appalachian Region summit next month.

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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.