Category: State & Local

Legislators, Patton push UPike to be state school

By ROGER ALFORD Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) A private Appalachian university’s proposal to use coal tax money to give more mountain kids an opportunity to attend college would be only the latest of several initiatives to build “intellectual capital”…

Interest expressed in opening Ky. park

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The owners of an Indiana amusement park are expressing interest in operating Kentucky Kingdom, which closed more than two years ago. A statement issued Monday night by the Koch family, which owns Holiday World in Santa…

High winds uproot trees, down power lines in state

By Bruce Schreiner Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Powerful spring-like storms lashed portions of Kentucky with fierce winds Tuesday, uprooting trees and yanking down power lines that clogged roads and left thousands without electricity. Two tractor-trailers overturned on a Louisville-area…

Study by pro-gambling groups touts potential benefits for Ky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A study paid for by pro-gambling groups is estimating that eight racetrack casinos would have a $1.7 billion economic impact on Kentucky after operating for one full year. The study released Monday by the Kentucky Chamber…