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2020 Census Quilt — representing Ky’s 120 counties — to be showcased at libraries throughout state

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) has announced a collaboration with the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) and the U.S. Census Bureau to showcase the 2020 U.S. Census Quilt. In partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, KEHA created a unique quilt featuring a square from each of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The quilt will travel across the Commonwealth to highlight...

PSC grants rate increase to Ky. American Water, approves surcharge for water main improvements

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted a rate adjustment to Kentucky American Water Co. (KAWC) that is about one-third less than the amount requested by the utility. In an order issued Thursday, the PSC authorized a $13.40 million, or about 15.23 percent, increase in Kentucky American’s annual revenue. The utility had requested an increase of $19.86 million, or 22.6 percent. The...

After record rainfall in 2018, most Kentucky cities nearing new milestones for 2019 precipitation

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Several Kentucky cities had their wettest year ever in 2018 and, according to the latest data from the National Weather Service, rainfall this year in some areas is ahead of last year at the same time. Last year, Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort and Jackson all set records for annual precipitation, while the Huntington/Ashland area had their second-wettest year and Covington...

Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS announces $259.3 million in sales in May

Real estate sales by members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) positively impacted the Bluegrass economy with 1,281 reported sales totaling $259,263,788 during the month of May. According to 2018 LBAR President John Groft, “Inventory and days on market both continue to skim along at historic lows, while buyer demand is creating competitive purchase offer situations that...

LBAR announces $215.6 million in Fayette County real estate sales in first quarter 2018

Residential real estate sales by members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) positively impacted the Fayette County economy in first quarter 2018 with 920 reported sales totaling $215,628,456. Sales continue to be a driving force in Fayette County economy. Residential sales decreased 12 percent from 1,050 sales reported in first quarter 2017 to 920 sales reported in first quarter...

Startup indoor farming company Hydroponic Farms USA plans 121-job facility in Breathitt County

Startup indoor farming company Hydroponic Farms USA had announced it will invest more than $44.5 million in Eastern Kentucky’s Breathitt County and create 121 jobs with the construction of a new facility on a reclaimed mine in Jackson. “Appalachia has much to offer the world in terms of natural beauty and abundant resources, but what really makes this place special is its people,” said Tim Davis,...

Warren East senior follows draft selection by being named Mr. Kentucky Baseball

  Mr. Kentucky Baseball is also the state’s highest drafted high school player.   Warren East High School senior pitcher and infielder Mark Biggs, the eighth-round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2011 draft and a University of Louisville signee, was named Mr. Baseball by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Monday.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Biggs...