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Kentucky gas prices continue to be among cheapest in nation; demand is at lowest since 1968

With Monday’s price at $1.51 per gallon, Kentucky continues to be the fourth-lowest gas market in the nation. This is down from last week’s price of $1.58 and the previous month’s average of $2.08. In Lexington, the average gas price is down 7 cents to settle at $1.45 for regular unleaded, compared with $2.05 a month ago. Last year at this time, the average in Lexington was $2.75. Other local...

National pump price for regular gasoline drops to $1.99 per gallon, cheapest average in four years

The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline dropped below $2 per gallon for the first time in four years. The national gas price average is $1.99. Here in Ohio the average is $1.63 with motorists able to find gas for less than $2/gallon at 99 percent of gas stations. AAA expects gas prices to push cheaper by at least another quarter in April. The decline is due to COVID-19’s chilling effect...

Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale yields brisk trade, solid results; sales totaled $42,480,500

The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, which featured the dams of 2019 Eclipse Award finalists, graded stakes-caliber fillies and yearlings by exciting young sires, concluded Friday with healthy results that reflect a competitive market for quality individuals. Gross sales for the five-day auction, held Jan. 13-17, totaled $42,480,500 compared to $48,280,100 from the four-day sale last year...

Rural Blog: How a journalist’s murder by Saudis may have doomed new manufacturing plant in Eastern KY

The Rural Blog The October 2018 murder of Washington Post columnist and Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi may have dashed hopes for a high-tech plant in depressed Eastern Kentucky. Battery manufacturer EnerBlu cited “unexpected geopolitical factors” on Feb. 5 when it suspended plans for a $372 million plant in Pikeville that would have brought as many as 875 jobs to a region that has...

Rand Paul files legislation to cut off aid to Saudi Arabia until missing journalist is freed

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today U.S. Sen. Rand Paul filed legislation on Thursday that would cut off aid to Saudi Arabia until a missing journalist is determined to be alive and free. Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post, was last seen alive entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2, and Turkish authorities believe he was murdered. “Time and again, clear evidence has...

Bill Straub: White House turned into ATM machine and other ugly stuff; McConnell’s getting fleas

Any attempt to pinpoint President Trump’s most grievous sin against the body politic is rather like picking out one particular star in a moonless night sky – the process could continue forever. A simple recitation of the known violence the president has perpetrated upon the nation he was chosen to serve would sate an entire column even without the usual smart-aleck asides. There is, of course,...