With nearly 40% completion of new facilities at the Hope's Wings Domestic Violence Shelter, Jennifer Lainhart, director of the center, said the construction is paid for entirely.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear proposed spending increases for public education from kindergarten through college and for health care in a state budget plan that avoids cuts and counts on limited new revenues from taxes on cigarettes and sports betting.


Many Madison Countians cheered and shook the hands of members of the Madison County Fiscal Court after they declared themselves a Second Amendment Sanctuary county, making them the 48th county in the commonwealth to do so.

Local leaders were recently briefed on the progress of Berea's economic development efforts, which are designed to bolster existing businesses and industries, help cultivate small businesses, and create conditions to attract new retail and industrial operations to Berea.


The latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows three out of four Kentucky adults support taxing electronic cigarettes, which is the only tobacco product in the state that isn't already taxed.

The most important legislative opponent of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky said Friday that there is a "narrow path forward" for it. Senate President Robert Stivers said that the day after a medical-cannabis bill was filed in his chamber.

Situated along one of the street corners in Berea's artisan village district is Weaver's Bottom Craft Studio. The store, which is owned and operated by Mary Colmer, sells a variety of self-made artisan pieces ranging from weaved cloth to corn husk dolls.

Officials with the city of Richmond and Kentucky Utilities (KU) sat down to discuss and understand several technicalities in moving forward with a new version of a 20-year lease renewal agreement at a special called meeting Monday.


FRANKFORT — School choice advocates in Kentucky renewed their push Monday to create scholarship tax credits for private schools, a proposal that some public school supporters and the state's new governor oppose.

FRANKFORT — There was a dip in Kentucky’s unemployment rate in December compared to the previous month, according to the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.


Gas prices in the greater Lexington area have risen 11.4 cents per gallon in the past week, according to GasBuddy price reports. Prices are averaging $2.48 per gallon and are 9.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, but are 44.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Every day, Kentucky Blood Center needs more than 400 donors to donate blood so that local patients' lives can be saved. Patients need blood for a variety of reasons - cancer treatments, premature births, car accidents, diseases, surgeries and more. Local blood donors are the reason why Kentu…


It's been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining t…

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