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Marshall County’s Bluegrass VR wins second Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Bluegrass VR from Marshall County High School won the top prize at the Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) 2nd annual competition finals, hosted April 28at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton School of Business. Advised by Lisa Devillez, Bluegrass VR team members Claire Harmon and Daniel Sills each won $25,000 in scholarship funds to be used at any in state post-secondary...

Thoroughbred Charities of America named co-beneficiary of Oak and Derby handicapping event

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has been named the co-beneficiary of the Charitable Impact Group’s Kentucky Oaks and Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner presented by LUXAIR Jets. The event will be held in the newly renovated courthouse in downtown Lexington, Ky. on Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. NBC racing analyst Randy Moss will host a panel of handicappers including Daily Racing Form’s Mike...

BB&T buys Bank of Kentucky for $363 million in cash, stock and creates new banking region

Staff report   BB&T is buying Bank of Kentucky for $363 million in cash and stock, according to an announcement from BB&T headquarters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, today.   Bank of Kentucky, headquartered in Crestview Hills in Kenton County, has $1.9 billion in assets, $1.6 billion in deposits and 32 banking offices in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.   BB&T, one...

United Way of the Bluegrass and Blue Grass Airport host 2nd annual 5K on the Runway

  United Way of the Bluegrass and Blue Grass Airport have partnered to host the second annual United Way 5K on the Runway, presented by BC Wood Properties on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 AM.   Community sponsors include Bates Security, BB&T, APS Communications and Bluegrass PRIDE.   All are invited to participate in this year’s race on an updated, chip-timed course allowing the...

Sen. Paul touches on drones, hemp, marriage, presidential ambitions, more at UK event

By Josh James WUKY reporter   Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul, talked to students at the University of Kentucky Wednesday about his recent filibuster over the use of drones, the passage of a state hemp bill and the Supreme Court arguments on marriage.   Sen. Rand Paul (Photo from WUKY) Paul’s presentation “Restoring Economic Freedom” was part of a UK Gatton College of...

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will address issues of free market, free enterprise in UK speech

Kentucky’s Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul will speak March 27 at the University of Kentucky on “Restoring Economic Freedom.”   Sen. Rand Paul (Photo from UK) The speech at the Student Center’s Worsham Theatre is from 2-3 p.m. It is free and open to the public.   Paul’s appearance is part of a UK Gatton College of Business and Economics program given by Branch...