Two State Aircraft To Be Auctioned

Kentucky is putting two surplus airplanes up for auction on eBay.  Gov. Steve Beshear says the twin-engine, 1975 Piper Navajo and the single-engine, 1967 Cessna Skyhawk are both in excellent condition, but no longer needed. “We did an assessment of all of the aircraft before we made this decision and we were assured by the […]

Health Department Chief Uneasy About Food Stamp Proposal

The acting director of Louisville’s health department says he concerned that allowing certain food stamp recipients to use the vouchers at fast food restaurants could send a mixed message about nutrition. Louisville-based Yum! Brands has been lobbying the Beshear administration to authorize food stamp use at restaurants by the disabled, elderly and homeless.

States To Finance Big Four Bridge Renovations

The Big Four Bridge has long been slated to be converted to a pedestrian span, but money to put a walkable surface on the bridge has not been available. Waterfront Development Corporation president David Karem says a portion of the funds will be available soon to start preparing the bridge for resurfacing.

State Government Cuts Mowing In Frankfort

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio The grass around some Kentucky government facilities in Frankfort this summer will be a bit taller.  Bu officials say the taller blades are about more than just saving money on mowing. Finance Secretary Jonathan Miller says mowing will be reduced in acreage and frequency this summer around four facilities, including the Libraries and […]