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Kentucky Court of Appeals upholds ruling that National College violated Consumer Protection Act

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Monday that the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a Fayette Circuit Court’s finding that American National University, formerly known as National College of Kentucky, willfully violated the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act. Beshear said National broke state law when it published deceptive advertisements on its website regarding the employment success of its...

Richmond soldier died in Iraq in non-combat incident; Gov. Bevin asks flags lowered on day of his interment

Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, died April 20 in Ninawa Province, Iraq, in a non-combat-related incident. The incident is under investigation. “Our hearts are broken for the family of this young Kentucky soldier,”...

Trump in Richmond to support Congressman Andy Barr; Joe Biden rallied for Amy McGrath Friday

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today RICHMOND, Ky. (KT) – President Donald Trump urged his supporters to re-elect U.S. Rep. Andy Barr in the November midterm elections on Saturday at a raucous campaign rally and underscored the reason why. 
“The election of Andy is a really important thing,” Trump told the crowd of 6,100 in Alumni Coliseum on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. “It could...

Trump, Biden coming to Kentucky for candidates Barr, McGrath in hotly contested congressional race

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky’s heated Sixth District Congressional race, which has already been receiving some national attention, will soon be getting even more. 
The campaigns of Republican incumbent Andy Barr and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath both announced some high-profile people who will be coming to Kentucky next week on back-to-back days to stump on behalf of their candidate. 
Former...

Madison Community Band celebrates 10th anniversary, unveils a celebratory logo for 2018-19

The Madison Community Band, based in Richmond, is preparing to kick off its 2018–19 season while observing the band’s 10th anniversary. More than 50 members of the community band and its friends recently gathered at Central Bank Richmond’s Community Room on Aug. 17 to celebrate the Madison Community Band’s 10th anniversary and to unveil a celebratory logo designed by longtime supporter, FMB...

Five officers to be honored at Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony on May 24

Five Kentucky law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty will be honored at the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony on May 24 at the memorial monument site in Richmond. The name of Louisville Metro police officer Nicholas Rodman, who died in the line of duty March 29, 2017, will be added to the memorial. Additionally, Louisville police officer James Harrison, Clarkson...

EKU redesigns Master’s of Business Administration degree program, launch set for this fall

Eastern Kentucky University’s School of Business, in the spirit of continuous improvement, has redesigned its Master’s of Business Administration degree program. The redesigned program, two years in the making, launches this fall and features a number of changes that grew out of “extensive research” conducted with business executives, faculty, current MBA students, and undergraduate business...

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...

Constance Alexander: Conflict and compromise come alive on Western Kentucky History Day

For the fourth year in a row, students from elementary, middle, and high schools in Western Kentucky made the past come alive on History Day. The annual event, sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, brought approximately seventy-five youngsters to Murray State University’s Crisp Center in Paducah last week, where they competed for opportunities to showcase their history projects at a statewide...

Dominion Senior Living celebrates grand opening of first Kentucky community in Richmond

Dominion Senior Living recently held the grand opening of its new personal care and memory care community, Dominion Senior Living of Richmond. The senior living community hosted a ribbon cutting and open house at the community, located at 200 Meridian Way. The free public event featured door prizes and delicious Kentucky-themed refreshments for guests to enjoy. Representatives from Dominion Senior...

Dominion Senior Living hires five new members of the Richmond management team

Dominion Senior Living of Richmond has announced the hiring of five new members of its management team. The directors have accepted Dominion Senior Living’s mission to honor God through service to seniors and create the best environment possible for their future residents. Dominion Senior Living of Richmond added Jessica Lee, wellness director; Ryan Baker, maintenance director; Tim Engle, dining...

Wildcat senior Hawkins visits elementary, middle school students in return to his hometown

By Keith Taylor KyForward senior sports writer BEREA — Dominique Hawkins returned to his hometown Friday. The University of Kentucky senior guard and Madison Central graduate visited four Madison County schools — Kit Carson, Kingston, Daniel Boone and Madison Middle — as part of the #KyBoysTour along with classmate Derek Willis. Derek Willis, left, and Dominique Hawkins, right, sign autographs...

St. Mark’s in Richmond offers Jay Leno in one show only to honor memory of Officer Daniel Ellis

Comedian Jay Leno will make a special appearance St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Richmond next April to honor the memory of Officer Daniel Ellis and “give support to all our area law enforcement,” according to a press release from Father James Sichko. “The Final Call of an Evening Among Friends” will be held Saturday, April 23,2016 at 8 p.m. at the church, 608 West Main Street...

EKU Colonels chalk up first win in nineagainst Austin Peay on their court, 96-75

Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team made 17 three-pointers on its way to a 96-75 victory at Austin Peay State University on Saturday. The Colonels had lost eight straight in Clarksville, not winning on the Governors’ home court since 2005.   Glenn Cosey knocked down eight of Eastern’s three-pointers and finished with a game-best 27 points to go along with nine assists...

Former Kentuckian and Philadelphia Philly Ben Revere to speak at EKU Diamond Dinner

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder and former Richmond resident Ben Revere will be the featured speaker at the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team’s 13th annual Diamond Dinner at the Keen Johnson Building on Jan. 31, 2014.   Ben Revere led Lexington Catholic High School to a state championship in 2007. Revere was selected in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by...

With all five matching numbers, Powerball ticket sold in Richmond is worth $1 million

Although no one won the $169 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing, there was a ticket worth $1 million sold in Kentucky. The winning ticket matched all five numbers but not the Powerball in the Sept. 4 drawing.   The winning numbers were: 2 – 9 – 26 – 45 – 47 and the Powerball was 11.   Kentucky Lottery Corp. officials encourage the ticket holder(s) to sign the...

JSH’s KY: Five ideal Kentucky locations for
a semi-long-distance commute to Lexington

At one point or another in my meandering life, I’ve spent quality time in most of the Commonwealth’s cities. Over the years, I’ve found that certain areas are more advantageous than others when shlepping back and forth to my beloved Lexington. If one must live elsewhere while working in Lexington (but hey, who wouldn’t want to live in Lexington, anyway?) I list here for your...