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Kentucky’s General Fund receipts for July totaled $845.7 million, a 1.9 percent increase from a year ago

State Budget Director John Chilton announced Monday that Kentucky’s General Fund receipts for July, the first month of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), totaled $845.7 million, a 1.9 percent increase compared to July 2018 receipts. Increases in the sales and use tax and cigarette taxes out-paced declines in the income, natural resources and property taxes as the impacts of tax law changes continue to influence...

UK Forestry, Natural Resources takes to airwaves and cyberspace with ‘From the Woods’ program

In a state where nearly half the land is covered with woodlands, it only makes sense to have information about forests and wildlife fingertip-close for landowners and anyone interested in the environment. To that aim, the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources has created From the Woods Kentucky, a weekly radio program and podcast that airs on UK station WRFL 88.1 FM at...

WKU crowdfunding platform SpiritFunder announces five new campaigns on Thursday

SpiritFunder, Western Kentucky University’s crowdfunding platform, relaunched last week with five new campaigns. Projects featured on SpiritFunder come directly from WKU students, groups and faculty who are looking for more opportunities to learn, grow and achieve. “SpiritFunder originally launched in April 2017,” said Aarika Gunn, assistant director of Leadership Annual Giving. “Over three-month-long...