In USA Today column, a Princeton professor suggests that if Republicans are serious about running government like a business, Kentucky should be shut down as an economic loser. He makes a good point, but that isn’t it.
Terry Boyd recently sold the Woodford County apple orchard bearing his name. He now has more time to devote to his passion, which is scuba diving and free diving in the Florida Keys. Free diving is the practice of taking a deep breath, holding it and then diving without scuba tanks.
The Lexington council voted Thursday to approve an ordinance that would prohibit panhandlers and pedestrians from approaching cars at most major intersections and also passed an ordinance that would add more teeth to the city’s vicious dog ordinance.
A Frankfort Realtor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. William Richard “Rick” Pulliam III, 44, principal broker for RE/MAX Bluegrass Realty in Frankfort, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove in Frankfort. Pulliam is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 20 in Frankfort.
The AFL-CIO and Teamsters Union filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court Thursday challenging the constitutionality of a new law that prohibits unions from requiring employees to pay dues in a unionized workplace.
The Lexington council agreed Thursday to make changes to Mayor Jim Gray’s proposed budget that included adding money for 12 additional EMTs, $4.5 million to design and build an extension between Citation and Winburn Drives as well as additional $150,000 for pedestrian safety improvements.
The Lexington History Museum has struggled over the past five years after it had to leave the former Fayette County courthouse in 2011. It is believed to be the only local museum in Kentucky to have a “virtual museum.” Still, it needs additional funding and professional staff to catalog its collection that includes more than 300 boxes.
Rita Creech, 46, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal facilitation to commit attempted robbery and wanton endangerment, Commonwealth’s Attorney David Smith said. She was initially indicted on a charge of complicity to attempted robbery.
A former Pulaski County preacher pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of murder in the 2013 shooting deaths of three people at a Danville pawn shop. In exchange for the plea, Kenneth Allen Keith, 51, former pastor of Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside, began his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
In Fayette County and all Kentucky public schools, marijuana/hashish use and possession was the number one law violation committed by students on school property in 2015-16. The Kentucky Center for School Safety on May 1 released its 2015-16 School Safety Data Report.
Gil Peñalosa, a respected city design consultant, says on a visit that if Lexington and other cities were designed for kids and old people they will be more livable for everyone. That would include safer walking and biking that would reduce traffic congestion.
The fate of two controversial Confederate-era monuments on the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse is still up in the air nearly 18 months after an arts review board recommended the statues of John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan be moved from downtown Lexington.
A consortium of community, business and nonprofit leaders has committed $55,000 to erect historical markers and interpretative signs commemorating and celebrating the history of Lexington’s black community.