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Beshear issues executive order to increase security for National Guard members

  Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an executive order directing Adjutant General Edward Tonini to take “any additional steps necessary” to increase security for National Guard members. The order comes after last Thursday’s shooting of four Marines and a Navy petty officer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Following is Beshear’s statement regarding the executive order:   “As...

Governor declares state of emergency to expedite assistance to storm-ravaged counties

Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency to allow local officials immediate access to state resources to assist in public safety and recovery efforts after severe storms swept through Kentucky Monday, causing widespread damage. Another severe storm is expected to hit the state later today.   According to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, numerous counties were impacted...

Lexington’s numerous Fourth of July festivities will pay tribute to local heroes

Fireworks will light up the night sky over downtown Lexington as part of the city’s Fourth of July Festival. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)   With a “Celebrating Heroes” theme, Lexington will salute military personnel, veterans and first responders during this year’s Fourth of July Festival.   “As America celebrates Independence Day, it’s important we honor the...

Massive police operation in Covington nets multiple arrests for suspected heroin dealing

Covington police arrested 10 of 60 suspected heroin dealers in yesterday’s operation. (Photo from RCN)   The River City News   Covington Police launched a massive operation on Thursday afternoon, March 27, in pursuit of 60 suspected drug traffickers mostly dealing in heroin.   In conjunction with the Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, Kentucky Probation and Parole,...

March is the month for all school districtsto implement college/career readiness plan

This month, thousands of Kentucky students will be getting advice on what they can do academically to prepare for college or career as part of the third annual Operation Preparation.   During Operation Preparation, trained community advisors meet with eighth and 10th-grade students to review each student’s Individual Learning Plans and talk about:   · career aspirations and required education/training, ·...

A few pingpong paddles, pool cues later,
Ky. National Guard soldiers now having a ball

Members of the Kentucky National Guard display some of the recreational items and apparel Lindsey Wilson College staff members and students recently sent to them in Jordan. (Photo from LWC)   When Adair County resident Shahid Iqbal and his fellow Kentucky National Guard soldiers arrived in Jordan, they discovered that their base had a dearth of recreational and sports equipment.   Other than...