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Conservatives need balanced perspective on election

Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino once complained about Wildcat fans who were “consumed by (the University of) Louisville,” meaning a loss to their rivals in November leaves a permanent asterisk next to an entirely otherwise successful 30-win season...

Schwartz predicts 30 percent voter turnout on Election Day

Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz is hoping for a 30 percent voter turnout for next week’s General Election as voters head to the polls to cast their ballots for governor, attorney general, secretary of state and a handful of other statewide offices. During the 2015 gubernatorial...
Posted On 04 Nov 2019

Vice President Mike Pence visits Corbin, says ‘Kentucky and America needs four more years of Matt Bevin…’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stopped at a downtown Corbin restaurant Friday afternoon to campaign for incumbent Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. It was a capacity crowd at Shep’s Place, a restaurant and sports bar on Main Street, for Pence who was traveling with Bevin and...

Governor Bevin announces transportation funding for City of Barbourville, Knox County

During Wednesday’s Barbourville City Council meeting, Governor Matt Bevin announced $62,000 for the city of Barbourville for drainage replacement on Johnson Lane and $760,964 for Knox County in discretionary funding for area pavement improvements. The significant investment...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019
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Gov. Bevin, Congressman Rogers Announce Completion of Eastern Kentucky Rings of KentuckyWired Project

Speaking at the SOAR Summit in Pikeville today, Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers announced completion of the construction phase of the KentuckyWired project in Eastern Kentucky. The announcement is another major milestone for the KentuckyWired project which, when...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019
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Bevin, Rogers announce completion of first phase of KentuckyWired Project

Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers today announced a major milestone achievement for the Commonwealth’s high-speed fiber optic network – KentuckyWired. The first portion of the network, known as Ring 1A, is now complete and includes Louisville, Lexington and...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Overcorrecting pension systems creates greater problems

The Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees grabbed the wheel two years ago this month and abruptly overcorrected a pension system whose tires had dropped off a steep shoulder on the side of a road winding toward a very uncertain future for the commonwealth’s retirement...
Posted On 10 May 2019

Bevin discusses friendship with President Trump at Corbin fundraiser

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, center, visited the home of Terry and Marion Forcht, in Corbin, this past Saturday for a private fundraising event. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin revealed to supporters at a re-election fundraiser in Corbin Saturday that he frequently has 15 to 20-minute...

Bevin talks issues, but won’t announce re-election bid at local fundraiser

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks to supporters recently at a fundraiser at the home of Eric and Kathryn Baker, in Corbin. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin discussed a wide range of topics during a private local fundraising event last week in Corbin, but the one question he didn’t fully...

SOAR announces funding for regional wildlife center

The southern portion of the 54-county SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) area will see the area’s oldest abandoned surface mine become a new tourist attraction that could attract more than 600,000 visitors, annually. “It is an exciting time in eastern Kentucky,” said Gov. Matt...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016