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Council of State Governments holds national conference in Covington, elects new leadership

Staff report With Kentucky State Sen. Robert Stivers as its outgoing chair, the Council of State Governments held its National Conference in Covington this week. The conference brought government leaders from around the country to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center — and hundreds of visitors to the area. Stivers is Kentucky Senate President; he has represented Senate District 25 since 1997...

Lexington gets 2016 legislative conference and a potential $2M boost to local economy

Lexington will host the nation’s largest regional meeting of state officials in July of 2016. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)   The city of Lexington has been selected to host the 70th annual Southern Legislative Conference, the nation’s largest regional meeting of state officials, in 2016. As a result, an estimated $2 million will be pumped into the local economy over the course of...