• Kentucky 2014 highway fatality figures released

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased in 2014 after a record low in 2013.
    Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) preliminary figures from a Jan. 16 report indicate 667 people lost their lives on Kentucky roadways last year, up from 638 in 2013. However, it was the second lowest total since 1949, when 573 fatalities were recorded.

  • Public Service Commission closes review of LG&E/KU customer service

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has ended its heightened scrutiny of the consumer service operations of Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) because the two companies have completed the improvements recommended in the final report of a management review completed in September 2011.
    In a letter sent to the two utilities, the PSC said all 20 of the recommended actions have been completed, ending the need for further progress reports tied to the review, known as a focused management and operations audit.

  • Hanover receives recognition

    Staff Report
    For the fourth consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has included Hanover College on its list of the country’s best values in private education. The New York-based publication’s annual list ranks 100 liberal arts college and 100 private universities.
    Citing Hanover for its high first-to-second-year retention rate, Kiplinger’s also noted the College’s low average student debt at graduation, good student-to-faculty ratio, excellent on-campus resources and overall great value.

  • Kentucky Chamber reports on state’s 2014 economic performance

    Staff Report
    The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has released a report on the state’s economic conditions, with detailed county-by-county employment data and summaries of the nine economic regions of the state. The study, conducted by Dr. Paul Coomes, the Chamber’s senior economic advisor, looks at the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on job and payroll growth since the bottom of the 2008-09 national recession. Download the full report at kychamber.com/2014economicdata.

  • Hope Clinic receives grant

    LAGRANGE, Ky. – Hope Health Clinic announced last week that it has received a $10,000 CVS Health Community Grant. The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Health, as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on smoking cessation and prevention. The support from CVS Health will help Hope Health Clinic to offer smoking cessation classes over a period of two years. Patients will be connected with a wellness coach to help assure continued success with smoking cessation.

  • Kentucky Horse Park open Friday through Sunday in holiday weeks

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Horse Park will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24-25), and again New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 31–Jan. 1).  The park is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season, so the park will also be closed as scheduled on the Mondays and Tuesdays in those holiday weeks (Dec. 22-23 and 29-30).  

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  • Louisville church voted out of KBC

    BOWLING GREEN – A Louisville church has been voted out of the Kentucky Baptist Convention after deciding to perform same-sex marriages and to ordain individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
    Messengers from Southern Baptist churches across Kentucky voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to sever ties with Crescent Hill Baptist Church.
    Greg Faulls, vice chairman of the KBC’s Committee on Credentials, made the motion to “disfellowship” the church, saying he did so “with great sadness and brokenness of heart.”

  • Expansion of Baptist Health La Grange Infusion Center complete

    La Grange, KY (November 11, 2014) – After launching chemotherapy services in early 2014, Baptist Health La Grange recently completed an expansion of space occupied by the physicians and staff of the CBC Group: Consulting in Blood Disorders and Cancer, a part of Baptist Medical Associates.
    The Center, located on the second floor of the Physician Office Building at Baptist Health La Grange, was renovated with patient comfort and staff convenience in mind.

  • Couch elected to DC’s NADO Bd of Directors

    Washington, DC - Jack Couch, Executive Director of the Kentuckiana Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) in Louisville, Ky., was elected to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2014-2015 Board of Directors on August 26, 2014 at NADO’s annual business meeting.