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Two Congressmen Aerial Review Mountaintop Mining Sites

Posted: 07/26/2008 - ... U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.) and U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, (D-Wash.) twice flew over the mining sites in West Virginia and Kentucky, squeezing a meeting with Appalachian residents in between.

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Former Fletcher Aide Resigns Post In State Senate

Updated: 07/21/2008 - Bill Nighbert, a former state transportation secretary for former Gov. Ernie Fletcher, has resigned his post as a top aide in the Republican-controlled Senate

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State Nursing Home Inspector Fired

Posted: 07/19/2008 - ... Moses Young, an assistant director in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Office of Inspector General, was fired May 21 after an internal investigation into Young's relationship with an owner of a Covington nursing home

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Beshear Begins Series Of Town Hall Meetings

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The tour starts Thursday in the tiny community of Virgie in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky. Beshear said he is especially interested in hearing suggestions on how state government can continue to provide services amid tight budget constraints.

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Beshear Appoints Donor Convicted Of Misdemeanor

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed a campaign donor convicted in 1990 of misdemeanor attempted jury tampering to two state boards including one for Kentucky crime victims.

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Scorsone To Run For Judgeship

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Scorsone, who's a Democrat, spent 12 years in the state house and is completing 12 years in the senate.

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New Laws Aim To Protect Ky. Children

Updated: 07/13/2008 - .... Under one of the most publicized new laws, people in positions of authority over children face felony criminal charges for having any form of sexual contact with the minors they oversee.

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Scholars Choose McCain In Mock Election

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The Secretary of State's office oversaw the votes of 1,075 incoming high school seniors who are studying this summer on college campuses.

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N. KY. Legislator Aiming For Run For House Whip

Updated: 07/06/2008 - ... Arnold Simpson (D-Covington), is spearheading an effort to keep the federal government from sticking locals locals with the $3 billion cost of replacing a bridge that spans the Ohio River to Cincinnati.

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Ky. Highway Contractors Benefit From Lack Of Competition

Posted: 06/29/2008 - ... Courier Journal analysis shows Eastern Kentucky contactor Leonard Lawson won 20 contracts in 2006, 2007 totaling $87.6 million ... Lawson defends amount saying product superior at fair market price

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Kentucky Transportation FBI Probe Widening

Posted: 06/28/2008 - ... few details have leaked out to pinpoint exactly which activities or individuals the Federal Bureau of Investigation is targeting.

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