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Beshear announces June 1 reopening for Kentucky’s State Parks; make reservation starting May 19

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear announced the schedule for reopening recreation and tourism-oriented entities which had been ordered closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Kentucky State Resort Parks, recreational parks, lodges and cabins, will be open to the public for normal business beginning June 1,” he said on Friday at the daily briefing. “It’s going to be required social...

KentuckyWired fiber optic network increases internet speed 500 percent for State Police in Dry Ridge

State Police in Dry Ridge can respond to 911 calls more quickly and share information with other law enforcement agencies faster and more efficiently, thanks to a big increase in internet speed provided by the KentuckyWired high-speed fiber-optic network. Kentucky State Police Post #6 in Dry Ridge became the first State Police post to transition to the KentuckyWired network on Feb. 26, increasing their...

KentuckyWired activates first site in Owenton; all rings expected to be operational by October

KentuckyWired, the Commonwealth’s high-speed fiber optic cable network, activated its first site on Dec. 5 when the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) office in Owenton transitioned their services to the KentuckyWired network. Deck Decker, Interim Director of the Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA), which oversees the KentuckyWired project, said the transition went smoothly....

KentuckyWired data flowing in Ring 1A, Louisville-to-Lexington-to-Cincinnati segment of network

Data traffic began flowing through a major segment of KentuckyWired, the Commonwealth’s fiber optic cable network, on Oct. 23. Although cable construction of Ring 1A was complete in June, the flow of data could not begin until work was complete inside the main data base centers in Frankfort and Florence. Data traffic is now flowing between those data base centers in a two-week testing stage. Ring...

Kentucky State Parks Foundation unveils first three of 16 planned posters in 2018 fundraising series

The Kentucky State Parks Foundation today unveiled the first three of 16 posters that will make up a series of illustrations highlighting state parks throughout the Commonwealth. The project, called “Kentucky Parks & Crafts,” is a fundraiser for the Kentucky State Parks Foundation, which protects, enhances, advocates for and promotes the natural, historical and cultural resources of Kentucky’s...