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Bowling Green Will Not Raise Property Tax

Posted On September 03, 2014

(Bowling Green, KY) -- Commissioners in Bowling Green are not going to raise property taxes. The fee of 26-cents per 100-dollars of assessed property value will remain the same this year. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Meisel said the tax has not been increased in more than a decade.

CVS Stores Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Posted On September 03, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- CVS stores in Kentucky are no longer selling tobacco products. All stores nationwide emptied their shelves yesterday in an effort to focus on the company's partnership with more than 40-health systems. Analyst Skip Snow said healthcare is going retail. There are more than 35 CVS drugstores in Kentucky.

State House GOP Unveils “Handshake With Kentucky”

Posted On September 03, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- The state Republican Party is unveiling their political platform called "Handshake with Kentucky." A spokesman says if the GOP gains control of the State House this fall, they'll make economic growth and job creation their priorities, including the approval of "right-to-work" legislation. Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo responded by claiming the work…

New Madisonville Fire Chief Sworn In

Posted On September 03, 2014

(Madisonville, KY) -- Madisonville has a new fire chief. Greg Brasher was sworn in Tuesday morning at the city council chambers, replacing Steve Stolz, who retired. Brasher is a 20-year veteran of the fire department.

18-Year-Old Drowns In Adair County

Posted On September 03, 2014

(Adair County, KY) -- A drowning in Adair County has claimed the life of an 18-year-old. Officials say David Hernandez-Garcia was fishing with friends Tuesday at a pond in Columbia and fell out of his kayak. He was taken to a local hospital, but transferred to University of Kentucky, where he was pronounced dead.