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UPS completes $310M hub expansion in Louisville; project triples sortation and distribution space

Gov. Matt Bevin recently congratulated UPS on completing a multi-year expansion at its Centennial Ground hub in Louisville, saying the project further grows the state’s role as a national leader in global distribution and logistics. Bevin “The Commonwealth of Kentucky congratulates UPS on completing their transformative $310 million Centennial Ground hub expansion at Louisville International Airport,”...

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber launches partnership with Uber for Business for members

Through a novel partnership with Uber as part of the Cincinnati Mobility Lab, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is now offering Uber for Business as a benefit to its members. Uber for Business works with companies of all sizes to help reduce ground transportation costs and improve the employee travel experience – and as a special benefit to Cincinnati Chamber members, Uber for Business will waive...

Taste of Cincinnati unveils entertainment lineup; includes 45 bands on five stages

A diverse entertainment line-up is scheduled for Taste of Cincinnati, presented by Kroger. In all, 45 musical acts will appear on five stages throughout the nation’s longest running free culinary arts festival. Taste of Cincinnati happens May 25-27, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday. It will take place on Fifth Street, in downtown Cincinnati, from Main Street to the ramps...

Kentucky Today: How the three democratic gubernatorial candidates stand on important issues

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The gubernatorial primary is Tuesday and here is a guide on how the major Democratic candidates stand on some important issues. The responses are based on information gained from a variety of sources, including responses to a questionnaire, public statements, the candidate’s website and past news reports. The major candidates are defined as those who have raised at...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Bullfrog season opens today; delicacy has been enjoyed by generations of Kyians

Bullfrog season opens in spring, but the nightly chorus is considered by many to be the song of summer. In the still night air the bullfrog’s deep, raspy call sounds like “jug-o-rum, jug-o-rum.” The allure of the season is being outdoors at night — listening to the sounds of whippoorwills and crickets, walking through fields of tall grass by the light of the moon and stars, marveling at...

‘True mountain boy,’ 22-months-old, missing since Mother’s Day in rugged E. Ky. terrain is rescued

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today HUEYSVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The 22-month-old boy who had been missing since the evening of Mother’s Day was found safe Wednesday afternoon after a frantic three days of searching. 
Kenneth Howard, whose parents said toddler who walked away from his house four days ago, was found on a 50-foot cliff along Raccoon Road in Hueysville, according to Magoffin Rescue Squad...

Kentucky’s roads and bridges in need of critical repairs, but some lawmakers focused on airports

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Kentucky’s roads and bridges are in dire need of repair, but some lawmakers are focused on airports. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., has proposed raising the Passenger Facility Charge, a $4.50-per-flight fee used to fund airport projects. However, Pete Sepp, president of the National Taxpayer’s Union, said Passenger Facility Charge revenue has climbed...

Rural Blog: Ky’s broadband boondoggle a cautionary tale; Bevin’s aide undercutting him siding with AT&T

(Click for larger image) Five years ago, the Democratic governor of Kentucky, who couldn’t run for re-election, and a powerful Republican congressman struck a deal with private investors to get high-speed internet to the state’s rural areas, especially the congressman’s depressed district. The KentuckyWired system is only one-third built, and now the governor is a Republican whose...

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles asks motorists to be on lookout for credit card skimmers on fuel pumps

With the long Memorial Day weekend and summer travel season coming up, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles reminds Kentucky motorists that Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) inspectors are on the lookout for credit card skimmers in motor fuel pumps across the Commonwealth. “These devices are used to steal credit card information so criminals can use that data to make purchases that are charged...

Preservation Kentucky announces new Tour120 program, starting May 18-19 across the state

Kentucky has more National Register historic sites than 46 other states. And, all 120 Kentucky counties have at least one historic site. To raise awareness of historic preservation and its connection to tourism, Preservation Kentucky has launched Tour120, a statewide heritage tourism program. The program launches on Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19, 2019 during National Historic Preservation Month, with tours...

Expanded gaming remains on minds of lawmakers as they look for additional, needed revenue sources

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today   Solving the unfunded liability of Kentucky’s public pension systems can only happen with new revenue sources, according to two lawmakers who are leading a bipartisan effort to legalize expanded gaming in Kentucky. 
Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, sponsored legislation (House Bill 175) during the 2019 General Assembly that would allow sports wagering, online poker and...

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber announces Best of Taste Winners, new events, returning favorites

Taste of Cincinnati, presented by Kroger and produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber made several announcements for the May 25-27 event. They include: NEW ZERO HUNGER ZERO WASTE PARTNERSHIP WITH KROGER In 2019, Taste of Cincinnati will reduce its carbon footprint by five percent.  Beyond 2019 – as part of a total five-year plan – Taste of Cincinnati will work to reduce its carbon...

Lawmakers from both sides aren’t sold on Bevin’s pension proposal, say they have their own ideas

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Lawmakers from both parties and both chambers still say the votes are not yet there to pass Gov. Matt Bevin’s bill to address the public pension crisis, especially as it affects the state’s regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies. Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, who says he supported the bill lawmakers approved earlier this year but was vetoed by the governor,...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Bowfishing basics, shooting fish is an enjoyable off-season practice for hunters

Archers who hunt deer, elk and wild turkeys should consider shooting fish in the off-season. It’s an enjoyable practice that will help keep your archery skills sharp. Legendary archer Fred Bear is considered the father of modern bow fishing in America. (Photo from Bow Fishing Association of America) Bow fishing is most popular in late spring and summer after water conditions stabilized and surface...

Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Asian Food Fest at The Banks 

Cincinnati’s Asian Food Fest, presented by Kroger, takes place Saturday, May 11, from noon-10 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, from noon-8 p.m., at The Banks.  The festival, produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber in partnership with the Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati, will take place on Freedom Way between Elm and Walnut Streets. The event is free and open to the public. A record...