• KU and LG&E bills to go down 6 percent

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission has reduced the total annual revenue of the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and of Louisville Gas & Electric. Co. (LG&E) by $203.8 million to reflect the reduction in federal corporate income taxes that took effect at the first of the year.

  • Adopt-a-Highway groups to give roads a ‘Spring Clean’

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Thousands of volunteers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Adopt-a-Highway program will give the state’s roadsides a “Spring Clean” from March 19-25 during the first cleanup outing of 2018.

  • Study aims to slow Asian carp

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife

    Researchers will experiment with a riverbed bubbler and sound system as part of the ongoing effort to slow the spread of Asian carp throughout the Mississippi River basin.

    European technology originally designed to steer migrating salmon back into main river channels will be tested below Barkley Dam in western Kentucky as an environmentally friendly way to block passage of Asian carp upstream.

  • PSC revamps required training for water district boards

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Newly appointed water district commissioners now will be required to receive training in key areas only through courses offered directly by the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC).

    In an order issued March 15, the PSC cited a need for more consistent and rigorous training for new commissioners, noting that a number of water districts recently have been found by the PSC to be in violation of basic statutory requirements governing issues such as financing and operations.

  • World TB Day is on March 24

    Lake Cumberland District Health Department

    March 24th has been designated World TB Day in order to raise awareness and support for worldwide TB elimination efforts. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB. TB has not disappeared - worldwide it still kills approximately a million people a year.

  • God is more than enough to get us through our daily struggle

    By William Holland

  • Our commitment to education and pensions

    By Daniel Elliott

    As we begin to enter the last few weeks of another historic session, I want to recap the amazing amount of work that has been done so far in the House chamber.

    An adoption and foster care overhaul has been passed, beginning the process to help every Kentucky child find a loving home. A curriculum that will teach kids how to get jobs and how to work with others flew through the House with flying colors, equipping all of our children with the most basic skill sets for the 21st Century.

  • Keeping the promise on pensions

    By Andy Beshear

    Kentucky Attorney General

    I am the product of a Kentucky public school education, and my mother worked as a public school teacher in Woodford County. I owe so much to the amazing teachers who helped me along my path.

    As attorney general, I work closely with social workers, law enforcement, and state and local public employees.

    I see firsthand the true commitment of these public servants. They leave their families every morning to help our families.

  • Helping feed hungry children this summer

    By Hilda Gay Legg

    USDA Rural Development Kentucky State Director

    As we near the end of another winter, many parents and children are already beginning to think about summer. Sadly, though, the thought for some parents is: “How will I feed my children?”

  • Road plan focuses on both old and new roadways, infrastructure

    By Rep. Daniel Elliott

    This week in Frankfort was a tremendous success. With the budget passed and awaiting Senate approval, the other representatives and I turned our attention to the road plan. The road plan is one of the most important pieces of legislation we pass every other year and this year is no different.