A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Emergency Preparedness: Disasters don’t plan ahead — but you can, and now’s the time to do it

In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Kentucky. Kentucky Emergency Management urges Kentuckians to “BE AWARE – BE PREPARED – HAVE A PLAN – MAKE A KIT.” Kentuckians face threats to their safety and property throughout the year; from tornadoes, flooding, straight line winds, lightning, winter storms, man-made hazards,...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Answering a few leftover questions from KET’s fall hunting call-in show

By Kevin Kelly Special to NKyTribune Viewers of “Kentucky Afield” television picked up their phones and took to social media last weekend to submit more than 200 questions for the annual fall hunting call-in show. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources wildlife biologists Gabe Jenkins and John Morgan, along with Sgt. Rufus Cravens of the department’s Law Enforcement Division, joined...

Thursday’s sales puts Keeneland’s gross over $300m for first time since 2008, runs through Satruday

With the sale of Hip 3313 during Thursday’s 10th session of the 12-day Keeneland September Yearling Sale, gross sales for the auction exceeded $300 million for the first time since 2008.   Thursday marked the final day of Book 5, with 255 yearlings sold for a total of $6,557,100, for an average of $25,714 and a median of $15,000.   With two session left in the sale, 2,261 yearlings have grossed...

Unemployment rates fall in 32 counties; Campbell’s is 3.9 percent, Boone and Kenton have 4.1 percent

Unemployment rates fell in 32 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three and rose in 85 counties between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.   
                    
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: EHD outbreak update shows reports of dead, dying deer now in 72 counties

In the past month the number of reports of dead and/or dying deer received by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) has ballooned to 2,967. The tissue and blood samples taken from fresh specimens in the field confirmed that the cause was Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), specifically the EHD-2 strain, according to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study in Athens,...

Keeneland Yearling Sale surpassing last year’s, selling 1455 horses so far for average of $187,834

The buoyant pace continued at Keeneland on Monday when gross sales of $273,298,000 through seven sessions of the 12-day September Yearling Sale surpassed total sales of $272,890,500 recorded during last year’s entire 13-day auction. Monday marked the first of the two-day Book 4. Keeneland sold 276 horses for $18,385,000, for an average of $66,612 and a median of $50,000. Cumulatively, Keeneland has...

Bevin participates in prisoner re-entry summit in D.C., says prisoner’s need to be assimilated into workforce

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Matt Bevin met Thursday with Trump administration officials in what he described as a prisoner re-entry summit with members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, and fellow Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas among the participants.    “The two people who really shepherded the process were Jared Kushner and Reed Cordish, who are involved in policy decisions at the White House,”...

Kentucky Downs pays out record $8.6 million purses, made possible by the track’s electronic games

Kentucky Downs paid out a record $8,619,000 in purses and Kentucky-bred purse supplements at its meet that concluded Thursday. The average daily purses of $1,723,800 for the five-date meet is the highest average in North America, made possible by the track’s historical horse racing operation that marries the sport’s parimutuel structure with electronic games based on the results of previously-run...

Actor Harry Dean Stanton, Kentucky native, dies at 91; most recent film about to be released

One of Kentucky’s favorite sons, Harry Dean Stanton, an actor with wide-ranging skills, has died of natural causes at age 91 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Stanton whose big breakthrough to fame was Paris, Texas (written by Sam Shepard) was known for his roles in Twin Peaks, Big Love, Repo Man and Pretty in Pink. He had a high profile role as a manipulative cult leader Roman...

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale enjoys bullish market; two fillies sell for $1m each on Thursday

The bullish market at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale continued to generate strong trade among a global contingent of buyers on Thursday, producing healthy results and the sale of two fillies for $1 million each. Keeneland sold 198 yearlings for a total of $47,231,000, an average of $238,540 and a median of $175,000 on Thursday, which marked the final day of the premier Week 1 portion of the...

Keeneland, Churchill form ‘historic partnership’ to build two new racing facilities in Corbin, Oak Grove

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) and Keeneland Association, Inc. (“Keeneland”) announced today an historic partnership to propose the construction of two new state-of-the-art racing facilities. One will be in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County), and the second will be in southwestern Kentucky in Oak Grove (Christian County). The proposed facilities will feature...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Regular cleaning of firearms will help protect your investment

With hunting season underway, rifles and shotguns are coming out of storage in gun cases or gun safes in preparation for trips afield. The question that every hunter needs to ask is: How long has it been since I thoroughly cleaned this firearm? Rifles and shotguns, purchased new or used — or inherited — represent a significant investment. Routine cleaning is needed to maintain best performance...

Scat Daddy sells for $950k to top Keeneland’s sale on second full day Tuesday; now into Book 2

The enthusiasm generated from selling eight $1 million-plus horses on Monday’s first day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale carried into yesterday, the opening session for Book 2. As the session neared the final hips, the top-priced yearling, a chestnut colt from the last crop of Scat Daddy, entered the ring and garnered $950,000 from Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock. For the session, seven yearlings...

Elk Night kicks off viewing season at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg on Sept. 16

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will open the elk-viewing season with its Elk Night buffet Sept. 16 from 4-9 p.m. The menu will include elk roast carved on the line, hunter’s elk chili, elk meatloaf, fried chicken, catfish with hush puppies, lyonnaise potatoes, shoe peg corn and other vegetables and desserts. The buffet is held on the first day of elk viewing tours at Jenny Wiley that run through the...

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale underway; leading the action was a $2.7 million Tapit filly

Keeneland’s reformatted Week 1 of the September Yearling Sale produced $8 million-plus horses and fueled significant increases in trade during Monday’s opening premier Book 1. Leading the action was a $2.7 million Tapit filly purchased by Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier to be the most expensive yearling sold at public auction in North America this year and the highest-priced filly sold at the September...