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Beshear names teachers as grand marshals of his parade; Cov Mayor Meyer is co-chair of inauguration

Kentucky teachers will serve as grand marshals in Governor-elect Andy Beshear’s inauguration parade on Dec. 10 and Covington Mayor Joe Meyer has been named one of the honorary co-chairs of the Team Kentucky inauguration. The vote from teachers, who expressed anger over Gov. Matt Bevin’s action on their pension and were offended by some off-handed comments, was a large reason Beshear will replace...

Governor-elect Beshear announces transition team, says he wants to ‘lift up’ every family

Governor-elect Andy Beshear announced more members of his transition team as he prepares to take office on Dec. 10. Eleven co-chairs and 150 members from around the state were announced by Beshear, who noted during a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda, “We can only have unity if we have inclusivity. It’s also about treating everyone – and I mean everyone – with respect.” Governor-elect...

Ag Commissioner Quarles applauds news that China has agreed to lift the ban on poultry exports

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles applauded the announcement from the Trump Administration that the People’s Republic of China has agreed to lift its ban on poultry imports from the United States.Commissioner Quarles“The announcement today from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that China is lifting its four-year ban on U.S. poultry exports is welcome news for poultry...

KYTC District 6 office offers tips to be winter ready: skidabrader on its way to NKY, work to begin Friday

Winter is here and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 6 snowfighters are prepared and ready to treat interstates and state roads in Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson counties. “We have snow and ice training in October to inspect our equipment and prepare our District 6 snowplow operators and support personnel,” said...

Public Open House set Dec. 3 for KYTC planning for next phase of Turkeyfoot Road improvements

Planning improvements for Turkeyfoot Road – between Dudley Road and Dixie Highway – is high on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) list of projects now underway in Northern Kentucky. The Cabinet is looking to address growing congestion, travel delays and safety issues frequently experienced along this busy stretch of road, which includes access to and from I-275. A public open house...

State Sen. Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey to speak at Florence Rotary at noon on Monday

State Senate Minority Leader, Morgan McGarvey (D-Louisville), will address the Rotary Club of Florence Kentucky on Monday, November 18, in Boone County. McGarvey is speaking at the meeting on the invitation of Florence Rotary member Senator John Schickel (R-Union). “I’m proud to welcome Senator McGarvey to Florence,” said Sen. Schickel. Sen. Miority Leader Morgan McGarvey The club...

KYTC: Interstate 75 road project work will result in nightly lane closures in Boone County this week

NKyTribune staff The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants motorists to be aware of this update on a major project currently underway on Interstate 75 in Boone County. The interstate rehabilitation project is in progress on I-75 in Boone County between Mt. Zion Road (MP 178.02) and the Kenton County Line (MP 183.08). The project consists of an asphalt pavement rehabilitation/resurfacing and the addition...

Kentucky Proud launches statewide holiday ad campaign to showcase Kentucky farm products

Kentucky consumers are reminded that “the freshest gift ideas come from Kentucky farms” in the 2019 Kentucky Proud holiday advertising campaign that will launch statewide next week. “Kentucky Proud products make unique, thoughtful gifts from the Commonwealth we all love,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “Buying Kentucky Proud also helps support Kentucky farm families and small...

The recanvass for the close governor’s race to take place on Thursday; complaint hot line got fewer calls

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Preparations continue for the recanvass of the votes in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race, where unofficial results show Attorney General Andy Beshear, a Democrat, captured a thin win over incumbent Republican Matt Bevin. 
Those results showed Beshear had a margin of 5,189 out of 1.4 million votes cast, although the GOP candidates handily swept the rest of the constitutional...

Labor Cabinet returns More than $1.1 Million in unpaid wages to Kentucky workers in October

Labor Cabinet Secretary David A. Dickerson announced today that the Division of Wages and Hours collected$1,103,213.57 in restitution during the month of October. The restitution was collected from 224 companies who had not paid employees in the Commonwealth. “The number one rule of business is to pay your people,” Secretary Dickerson said. “If you can’t do that, we will make sure you do....

Bridging Kentucky: Transportation Cabinet’s special project reaches major milestone — its 100th bridge

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has reached a major milestone, completing its 100th bridge restoration project through the Bridging Kentucky Program.

The 100th bridge completed through the program is in southern McCracken County. This bridge in McCracken County is the 100th restoration project through Bridging Kentucky. (Transportation Cabinert photo) The new,...

Secretary Grimes receives recanvass request from Governor Bevin, will take place November 14

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes received a written recanvass request from Governor Matt Bevin. Click to enlarge The request seeks a recanvass of all precincts in all Kentucky counties. Unofficial vote totals currently show Republican Bevin with a 5,189-vote deficit to his opponent, Democrat Andy Beshear. Bevin has declined to concede the election to Beshear. Grimes is forwarding the request...

NKY Regional Alliance ready to move forward with HQ building; three more city properties sold

By Ryan Clark NKyTribune reporter It’s a building that city officials hope will send a message and take Northern Kentucky to a new level. Karen Finan said exactly those words when she presented to the Covington City Commission in their regularly scheduled caucus meeting Tuesday night. Finan, CEO of the Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance, asked the Commission to approve a map amendment to the Covington...

U.S. Census Bureau offering short-term jobs in most areas of Kentucky to help with accurate census

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The U.S. Census Bureau is offering short-term employment with good pay with. 500,000 positions available across the country, including a number of positions available in most areas of Kentucky in several job categories.

 “We need people to apply now so they can be considered for part-time census taker positions next spring,” said Timothy Olson, Census Bureau associate...

Banta elected to unexpired term in Kentucky House District 63; Crigler will remain Boone County Clerk

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Republican Kim Banta was elected by a wide margin Tuesday to fill an unexpired term in the Kentucky House 63rd District. The seat was vacated when former State Rep. Diane St. Onge resigned in July, to pursue opportunities out of state. Gov. Matt Bevin called for the special election to coincide with Tuesday’s General Election, to fill the remainder of...