Stein Considering Options to Retain District Seat

In light of a controversial redistricting plan, State Sen. Kathy Stein, D-Lexington, is weighing several options after being drawn out of her district. The Democratic-controlled House approved new legislative maps Thursday, which originated in the Republican-controlled Senate and moves Stein’s downtown Lexington district to northeastern Kentucky, leaving her without a seat for two years. The… Continue reading Stein Considering Options to Retain District Seat

Kentucky Continues Auto Sector Business Growth

Kentucky officials expect to continue its partnership with Argonne National Laboratories when it opens facilities in Lexington later this year to develop rechargeable car battery technology. “It fits in very well with where we understand where Toyota and Ford Motor want to move with future vehicles,” said Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment… Continue reading Kentucky Continues Auto Sector Business Growth

Louisville-Lexington Partnership Board Named

The economic partnership between Louisville and Lexington will be led by a 21-member board of business executives, university presidents and economic development officials. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray named the board of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, or BEAM, this afternoon. BEAM is meant to foster a regional economic around manufacturing.… Continue reading Louisville-Lexington Partnership Board Named

BEAM Board Will Be Named Today

The partnership between Louisville and Lexington known as BEAM—the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement—will begin to take shape soon. This afternoon, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will announce the BEAM board and lead the first board meeting. BEAM has a goal—to attract businesses and jobs to Kentucky, mostly in the manufacturing sector.… Continue reading BEAM Board Will Be Named Today

Community Dedicates Flight 5191 Memorial

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Hundreds of people gathered at the University of Kentucky Arboretum this morning to remember the 49 lives lost when Comair Flight 5191 crashed at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. The five year anniversary ceremony included the dedication of a sculpture of 49 silver birds flying upward. “If a memorial can… Continue reading Community Dedicates Flight 5191 Memorial

Libyan Expatriate in Lexington Shares His Thoughts on Revolution

by Ron Smith, Kentucky Public Radio Ibrahim El Bakoush has no words to describe his feelings amid rebel gains in his homeland.  He’s been away from Libya for 32 years, and he’s spent much of that time waiting for the Gadhafi regime to fall. “I’ve always heard about people who say I cannot describe my… Continue reading Libyan Expatriate in Lexington Shares His Thoughts on Revolution

Mayors Discuss Super Region Study

The initial planning for a super region between Louisville and Lexington has begun. The Brookings Institution is helping the cities put together a plan for an economic partnership centered around manufacturing jobs. In particular, it will look at how best to lure more auto industry jobs to Louisville, Lexington or nearby cities. In the past,… Continue reading Mayors Discuss Super Region Study

USPS to Conduct Area Efficiency Studies

By Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio The U.S. Postal Service is conducting a study of the efficiency of its Louisville and Lexington hubs. Spokesman David Walton says the study will determine whether some of the duties handled in the Lexington Processing and Distribution Center could be performed more efficiently at the Louisville facility. The USPS… Continue reading USPS to Conduct Area Efficiency Studies

Four Indicted in Lottery Fraud Investigation

A grand jury today indicted four individuals in Louisville and Lexington on charges of lottery fraud. The indictments are part of an undercover investigation by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. KLC personnel visited various lottery retailers and presented tickets that, when scanned at a lottery terminal, would instruct the store clerk to award a prize. KLC… Continue reading Four Indicted in Lottery Fraud Investigation

Lexington-Native Rapper Garners National Attention

Lexington Native Khaled Ahmed Muammar is garnering national attention for his rap anthem for Libyan rebels. His father was imprisoned under Moammar Ghadaffi in the 1970’s.  He eventually made his way to America and settled in Lexington, KY. Khaled often dreamed of bringing down Ghaddafi as a kid and is now getting those feelings out… Continue reading Lexington-Native Rapper Garners National Attention