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Experienced policy leader Amanda Ellis to head P-20 programs at Council on Postsecondary Education

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education announced Tuesday that Amanda Ellis, a former teacher and accomplished leader in state education policy, will serve as the Council’s new associate vice president for P-20 policy and programs. Ellis joins CPE with more than two decades of experience, including 14 years of service in Kentucky middle and elementary schools. She most recently worked as...

Churchill Downs applies to bring new $200M Latonia Racing & Gaming thoroughbred facility to NKY

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor Churchill Downs has announced plans to build a new $200 million Latonia Racing and Gaming Facility in Northern Kentucky. The historic twin spires of Churchill Downs . Churchill Downs has announced plans to build a new $200 million Latonia Racing and Gaming Facility in Northern Kentucky and has requested racing dates traditionally reserved for Turfway Park in...

BCTC first Kentucky community college to earn prestigious CAE-CDE designation from NSA, DHS

Bluegrass Community and Technical College is the first community college in Kentucky to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). This designation is granted by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through academic year 2024. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly sponsor...

Lawrenceburg woman out for Saturday drive wins $125,000 on Kentucky Lottery instant game

Sharon Bickers and her husband Tommy, of Lawrenceburg, were just out for a joy ride on Saturday when they stopped at Liberty Shell Mart in Liberty. Tommy and Sharon Bickers of Lawrenceburg won $125,000 on a $10 Kentucky Lottery instant game (provided photos). Sharon Bickers decided to purchase a $10 Xtreme Cash Scratch-off ticket.  It’s one of the Kentucky Lottery’s large 8-inch by 8-inch extended...

Bluegrass Greensource kicks of fifth annual Main Street Clean Sweep in 19 area communities

Beginning today through April 27, Bluegrass Greensource will organize more than a thousand volunteers across Central Kentucky for community-led litter pickups in 19 different communities. Bluegrass Greensource and organizing sites are accepting volunteers to help clear streets, streams, sidewalks, and parks of litter and debris. There are multiple opportunities in Central Kentucky to get involved...

Transportation Cabinet petitions to remove KY 151 in Anderson County from the National Truck Network

Amid safety concerns stemming from a series of truck-related crashes, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will petition the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to remove KY 151 (Graefenburg Road) in Anderson County from the National Truck Network. “Graefenburg Road is simply too narrow to accommodate the increasing amount of commercial vehicle traffic seen daily,” said acting Secretary...