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Central Kentucky Community Foundation welcomes four new members to its board of directors

Central Kentucky Community Foundation, the philanthropic focal point of the region serving Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties, recently welcomed four new members to its board of directors. Drew Ballard Drew Ballard, John Beavin, Ed Durnil and Greg Lee were recently installed as members at a CKCF board meeting. CKCF Board Chairman Lindsey Alicna...

Report says Kentucky should tighten limits on gatherings, close bars where positive tests are up

A report prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommended that Gov. Andy Beshear should close bars in all counties with rising percentages of positive tests for the coronavirus, limit social gatherings to no more than 10 people, decrease indoor restaurant capacity to 25 percent and “increase outdoor dining opportunities.” The recommendations were in a previously unpublicized...

Kentucky American Water treatment plants awarded for meeting Area-Wide Optimization Program goals

Two of Kentucky American Water’s water treatment plants recently earned special recognition from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for their performance. The company’s Richmond Road Station in Lexington earned an award for meeting in 2017 the Area-Wide Optimization Program’s performance goals, which are voluntary and more stringent than what is required by regulations, 100% of the time....

Gov. Bevin requests presidential disaster declaration for 35 Kentucky counties impacted by flooding

Governor Matt Bevin has sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 35 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event beginning on Feb. 21. The weather pattern produced torrential rain that resulted in flooding, landslides and mudslides, along with intense thunderstorms that led to flash flooding and tornadoes. Photo courtesy of Chuck...