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State To Maintain Control Of Breathitt County Schools

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- The Kentucky Board of Education is extending its management of Breathitt County's schools for up to three years. The state Department of Education took control in December 2012 after an audit showed mismanagement and financial issues. Members voted unanimously yesterday to keep the schools under state management until 2017.

McConnell, Grimes Blast Each Other With Words

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Owensboro, KY) -- The two candidates for U.S. Senate in Kentucky continue to blast each other with words. At yesterday's Red, White, and Blue Picnic in Owensboro, Alison Lundergan-Grimes and Mitch McConnell were given five-minutes each to speak to voters. McConnell criticized what he calls "the President's war on coal" and how it affects Kentucky…

Fayette County Schools Board Approves Tax Increase

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Fayette County, KY) -- Facing a 20-million-dollar budget shortfall, the Fayette County Public Schools board is giving the green light to higher tax rates next school year. Real estate and personal property taxes will increase to 71-point-nine-cents per 100-dollars of assessed value. The new rate will amount to an extra 23-dollars a year for the…

Mitt Romney Campaigning For McConnell In Kentucky

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- Mitt Romney is coming to Kentucky to raise money for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. According to the "Herald Leader," Romney will be in Lexington on October 2nd for a fundraiser hosted by Alliance Resource Partners CEO Joe Craft and his fiancee, former Bush administration appointee Kelly Knight. According to the latest Bluegrass…

Morgan County Judge-Executive Admits To Kickback Scheme

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Morgan County, KY) -- The chief executive of Morgan County is pleading guilty to pocketing more than 120-thousand-dollars in a kickback scheme involving construction projects. Tim Conley broke down with emotion Tuesday as he admitted to rigging bids for bridge building contracts. Conley, who is running for a fourth term as judge-executive, is reportedly going…