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Danville, Versailles, Lexington residents among those named to state boards

Residents named to everything from the arts to unemployment.

State: Jump in coronavirus cases a ‘serious concern’

Big jump has state expresing worries.

Kentucky House Republicans unveil state spending plan

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

UPDATE: Former UK softball player killed in rollover crash

The Woodford County Coroner's Office says 21-year-old former UK softball player Brynlee Bigelow died in a rollover car crash Tuesday night on I-64.

Officials to use new method to corral Asian carp in Kentucky

Federal and state officials will use an experimental fishing method next month at Kentucky Lake in an attempt to reduce the infestation of Asian carp.

Kentucky distillers set modern-era bourbon production record

Bourbon production flowed at a record pace in Kentucky last year.

Kentucky’s Court of Appeals appoints first female clerk

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Court of Appeals has appointed its first female clerk. Rebecca Combs Lyon assumed the post Oct. 1. She's worked with...

Education initiative for law enforcement recruits announced Tuesday

The Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training is launching a new initiative that will allow basic training recruits to earn an associates degree.

State releases county unemployment data for July 2019

Unemployment rates rose in 99 Kentucky counties between July 2018 and July 2019.

New state office building in downtown Frankfort officially named

A new state office building was officially named during a ceremony in downtown Frankfort on Tuesday.

State Budget Office Releases Final Details on BudgetSurplus

On Thursday the Office of the State Budget Director released the results of the budget surplus for the year.

All clear after bomb scare at Bluegrass Station

Emergency crews and the FBI are investigating reports of a possible explosive device at Bluegrass Station on Briar Hill Road. 

Kentucky House to vote on pension bill, would cost system $1 billion

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would let some public universities and other agencies leave the state's already struggling pension system, but would cost the system up to $1 billion.

State Passes new Social Studies Standards

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - The State Board of Education unanimously passed new Social Studies standards Wednesday. Rebecca Ingram was one of the teachers who sat...

Company says aluminum mill construction remains on schedule

A private company trying to build an aluminum mill in the Ashland area, in part with taxpayer money, has extended its fundraising deadline.

Obama education chief: Exits exams won’t ensure success

An education secretary from President Barack Obama's administration says high school exit exams will not benefit Kentucky students unless the state provides more resources for public schools.

Kentucky earns high marks on report card for Black students

Kentucky received the fifth highest score in the nation on a new report card that assesses how well the state is serving its Black students at public four-year universities.

Kentucky hosting event spotlighting issues for older adults

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say a regional conference is planned in the state to spotlight issues that promote healthy aging. The state Cabinet...

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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.