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Regional

  • Vietnam Wall replica in Carrollton this weekend

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is returning to Carroll County Sept. 7-10.
    An opening ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Afterwards, the wall will be open for viewing 24/7 until the closing ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Carrollton National Guard Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery will provide around-the-clock security for “The Moving Wall.”

  • Hurricane Harvey

    FRANKFORT — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles released the following statement Monday:
    “The people of Kentucky stand with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Even though land separates us, we are one people. When I started the Kentucky Hunger Initiative to identify solutions for food banks in our state, we learned a lot about the specific needs facing Kentucky. However, we know hunger is not limited by geographical boundaries. Food banks in Houston are working hard to feed hungry people during this time of crisis.

  • Tips on helping Texas in the wake of the hurricane

    Kentucky Press News Service
    Arlington, Va. – The Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people to help as much as they can in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who need it most.

  • White nationalist group planning rally in Lexington to oppose moving statues

    By Bill Estep and Beth Musgrave
    The Lexington Herald Leader
    White nationalists are planning a rally in Lexington to oppose the planned removal of two Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse and considering a potential lawsuit aimed at blocking the move, a leader in the movement said Tuesday.
    Matthew Heimbach, chairman of the Traditionalist Worker Party, said his group and others allied under the umbrella of the Nationalist Front are discussing plans for the rally.

  • Donors contacting Lexington to get Confederate statues moved, Mayor Jim Gray says

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said Sunday the city has already received offers from people willing to donate money to pay to move two Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County courthouse on Main Street. Those offers come just one day after Gray announced he wants to move the controversial statues.

  • Louisville police presence ‘disturbing and antagonistic,’ BLM group says

    By Thomas Novelly
    The Courier-Journal
    Louisville police officers are facing criticism from local activists groups and others for using tactics that heightened tensions at a Black Lives Matter march Sunday.
    “It escalated quickly. The police started driving their cars in front of us. Then they said, ‘It’s time to get our bats,’” said Democratic State Rep. Attica Scott, D-41. “The closer we get to the East End, it became more of an issue.”

  • Check out the lineup for this year’s Kentucky State Fair free Turf Concert Series

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Fair announces the lineup for its Turf Concert Series, which runs throughout the fair, Aug. 17-27. The series features a wide range of musical artists and there’s a different concert every night, for a total of 25 bands. All shows are free with paid admission to the Kentucky State Fair.
    Thursday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. — “Elvis Extravaganza” Tribute to the King plus Tribute to “The Statler Brothers”
    Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. — Ginuwine and TONY! TONI! TONÉ!

  • What’s new at the state fair?

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Fair opens today and runs through Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Kentucky Exposition Center and is the largest summertime attraction in the Commonwealth. The 11-day celebration stays true to its 113-year heritage, while each year offering fairgoers exciting new experiences, food, music, animals, exhibits, entertainment and more.
    ·New Kentucky State Fair App
    Fairgoers can make the most of their experience with the Fair’s new app, free on Google Play and the App Store:

  • Supreme Court of Kentucky adopts Open Records Policy for court system’s administrative records

    FRANKFORT, Ky. ― The Supreme Court of Kentucky has approved an Open Records Policy that guides how the public accesses the administrative records of the state court system. The seven Supreme Court justices voted unanimously to adopt the policy, which will take effect Aug. 15, 2017.
    This is the first Open Records Policy for the Administrative Office of the Courts, the operations arm of the court system. The policy is in the form of an Administrative Procedure of the Court of Justice, which carries the weight of law under the Kentucky Constitution.

  • Bevin suggests possibility of two special sessions on public pensions and tax reform

    By Joe Sonka
    Insider Louisville
    Uncertainty grew over the weekend concerning the anticipated special legislative session tackling tax reform and Kentucky’s troubled public pension system this fall, as Gov. Matt Bevin suggested Friday that it might only cover pensions, leaving tax reform to a subsequent session.