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Kentucky Lottery sales dip from a year ago this time; no large jackpots main culprit in 2019

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors announced sales for the first four months of the fiscal year were lower than the same period last year – with the main culprit being a near-world record $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot that occurred in October 2018. Sales from July through October of this year were $353.3 million, which is $12.8 million (3.5 percent) less than the same period...

Melissa Martin: Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock — looking back so we can look forward to do more, be more

So long 2018 — Hello 2019. Another year (2018) has departed — 12 months, 52 weeks, and 365 days have ticked away. The residue of events, happenings, and goings-on of 2018 dwell in newspapers, history books, human memories—and in the bowels of computer hard drives, cell phones, and other techno devices. More time has passed — 8760 hours, 525,600 minutes, and 31,536,000 seconds have ticked away....

In case you hadn’t noticed, 2018 was a very wet year — with records set across Kentucky

Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport weather station has reported its fourth-wettest year — and may even reach the No. 3 spot for 2018. 2018 will go down as one of Kentucky’s wettest ever with several cities setting all-time records for precipitation in a year. 
It took until the morning of New Year’s Eve for Louisville to finally break the record of 68.02 inches.   Lexington’s...