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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Pipeline plan would affect 750 water crossings

    By James Bruggers
    The Courier-Journal

    More than 750 rivers, streams, wetlands and ponds across Kentucky would be affected by the proposed construction of the Bluegrass Pipeline, according to documents that developers submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Churchill Downs to take more from each bet

    By Gregory A. Hall
    The Courier-Journal

    Churchill Downs will take a bigger cut from each bet when its spring meet starts later this month — a move that could add $8 million to its revenues and increase purses by a similar amount.
    The increase, which takes effect with the start of spring racing on April 26 and includes the Kentucky Derby, means gamblers who cash a winning ticket will collect less money.

  • Tobacco is state's biggest health challenge, commissioner says

    By Chuck Mason
    Bowling Green Daily News

    The single biggest factor affecting public health in Kentucky is tobacco, according to the state’s public health commissioner.

  • State fire training center in Campbellsville closes

    By Leslie Moore
    Central Kentucky News-Journal

    They learned how to navigate a collapsed building, manage the scene of an airplane crash and how to rescue someone trapped under ice. But Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue's firefighters will have to rely on mostly in-house training now that State Fire Rescue Training Area 14 has closed.

  • Correction, April 16

    A cutline on page B1 of the April 9 edition should have identified Jeremy Morris as the Marion County baseball player at bat against Pulaski County.

  • Legislative session wraps up

     It has been a quiet two weeks at the capitol as the legislators have been away during the veto days. The session will end after the last two days, which are April 14-15. I have enjoyed seeing buds on trees and flowers starting to come out of the ground with these sunnier and warmer days. Soon we will be into Derby season, looking at summer plans and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of our state.

  • General Assembly ties up a few loose ends

     Traditionally, the last day of a legislative session is set aside just to consider any vetoes the governor may make. Recently, however, the General Assembly has also used the time to wrap up a few lingering issues, and this year is no different.

  • Teenage drinking

     Teenage drinking.

    It’s a problem.

    It always has been, and it most likely always will be.

  • Republican state representative candidate: J. Alex LaRue

     J. Alex LaRue, 61, has been married to his wife, Iris, for 41 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

    LaRue graduated from LaRue County High School in 1970, then studied for two years at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and for two years at the University of Kentucky. At UK, he majored in accounting with an emphasis in economics.

  • Republican state representative candidate: Richard Treitz

     Richard Treitz, 59, lives just outside of Summersville in Green County. He is single, but he has relatives throughout the state.

    Treitz graduated from Ballard High School and attended Vanderbilt University for two years. In his professional life, he's worked in the fields of seismic engineering and telecommunications, and he is currently working in the health and wellness industry.

    1. Why are you running for state representative?