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Campbellsville University’s Matt Payton earns top award from Kentucky Broadcasters Association

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Matt Payton, broadcast operations coordinator and voice of Tiger basketball at Campbellsville University, has been named Broadcasting’s Best Sports Play-By-Play by the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA), the largest broadcasting organization in Kentucky. The award recognizes the best locally organized sports play-by-play in Kentucky. “I’m humbled...

March is Severe Storms Preparedness Month in Lexington, get ready with these tips to remain safe

The one thing Kentucky residents can be sure of is that the weather is ever-changing and unpredictable. That’s particularly true in the spring when the seasons change and severe storms can be at their worst. It’s why Lexington Emergency Management designates the entire month of March as Severe Storms Preparedness Month. “As we’ve experienced over the past several weeks, Kentucky weather can...

CPE wins $24.5 million state grant to boost educational opportunities for low-income students

Gov. Matt Bevin and the Council on Postsecondary Education have announced that Kentucky has won a $24.5 million GEAR UP grant to increase the number of low-income students graduating from high school and enrolling in college or workforce training programs. Kentucky is one of only six states to receive GEAR UP funding from the U.S. Department of Education in this year’s competition, making it the...

Bevin announces new public awareness campaign, website aimed at fight against opioid addiction

Gov. Matt Bevin is urging all Kentuckians to help beat back the opioid epidemic with a new public awareness campaign that highlights the dangers of opioid abuse and offers information on drug treatment and naloxone. The campaign, launching this week, combines web content with statewide advertising to drive home a simple message: “Don’t Let Them Die.” The theme encourages Kentuckians to recognize...

Sirens will sound across Kentucky Tuesday
as part of Severe Weather Awareness Month

  March is “Severe Weather Awareness Month in Kentucky,” and as part of the state’s preparedness activities a statewide tornado drill will be conducted Tuesday, March 10.   At approximately 10:017 a.m. (EDT), the National Weather Service, partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management, the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee and Kentucky Broadcasters Association will issue a...