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Bevin announces $500,000 ARC grant for Irvine; $250,000 to Kenton County for addiction center

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved funding for a $500,000 grant for the City of Irvine in Estill County, Gov. Matt Bevin’s office announced Wednesday. Funds will be used to expand and upgrade the city’s existing wastewater collection system to provide new sewer service for 219 households in the Wisemantown community and improve sewer service for 354 households and 86 businesses...

Lawmakers say dispute over CVG airport board might require state legislative solution

Rep. Arnold Simpson, D-Covington, poses a question during the October meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Transportation in which it was suggested the CVG Airport Board governance dispute may require a legislative solution. (Photo from Ky. Legislature)   A decades-old dispute over governance of the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati airport known as CVG landed in Frankfort this week when state...

So many pauper burials this fiscal year, one Kentucky county had to double its budget

(Photo by Tom Oates via Wikimedia Commons)   By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   An unexpectedly high number of indigent or pauper burials this year forced the Kenton County Fiscal Court to adjust its budget.   The original allocation for such burials was $15,000. County Treasurer Roy Cox asked that the amount be doubled. The Judge-Executive and county commissioners approved the...