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Free Meals At Five Madison County Schools

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Madison, KY) -- Free breakfast and lunch are being given to all 17-hundred kids attending five schools in Madison County. Spokesman Randy Neeley said the meals are authorized under the Community Eligibility Program. The hot meals will be served at Daniel Boone Elementary, Kirksville Elementary, Waco Elementary, Madison Kindergarten Academy, and Bellevue Learning Center beginning…

Owensboro Passes Smoking Ordinance

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Owensboro, KY) -- A new smoking ordinance that makes it illegal to light up in city parks or outdoor dining areas in Owensboro takes effect soon. The measure was unanimously approved on Wednesday and also includes any property owned by the city, but excludes existing stand-alone bars and e-cigarette vaping. The ordinance goes into effect…

Meijer Hiring 1,000 People In Kentucky

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- Meijer is hiring one-thousand new employees in Kentucky. The company announced Wednesday they'll beef up employee levels by nearly ten-thousand nationwide wide as the company continues to expand. The extra staff is also in preparation of the fall and holiday selling seasons. Online applications can be submitted at jobs.meijer.com.

KSU Dropping Students With Unpaid Bills

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- Kentucky State University is dropping a quarter of its students from enrollment for unpaid bills. President Raymond Burse says of the 645 students who are behind, some of them haven't paid in years and owe as much as 40-thousand-dollars. Burse says the dramatic step is the first of many sweeping changes to…

UK’s Historic Hamilton House To Be Demolished

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- A historic building on the campus of University of Kentucky is scheduled to be demolished today to make way for new dorms. The 1840s-era Hamilton House is a former residence hall, but has recently been used by students as a study center. About 40 protesters gathered in front of the home on…