This Week On The Business Side: CPE President Aaron Thompson On College And Career Readiness

By ALAN LYTLE Dr. Aaron Thompson, the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education has been on a Listening Tour across the commonwealth to learn what students, parents, community leaders and employers think about higher education.  Dr. Thompson was on UK’s Campus last week and he sat down with WUKY’s Alan Lytle and UK Now’s Kody Kiser (host…

New Wildlife Sanctuary Coming To The Bluegrass

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Federal officials plan to announce a new national wildlife refuge in western Kentucky. A statement from the U.S. Department of the Interior says Secretary David Bernhardt and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will join other dignitaries Friday in Henderson to announce the Green River National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the ceremony…

KentuckyWired Wants $100 Million In Next Year’s Budget

BY JOE RAGUSA KENTUCKY FRANKFORT, Ky. – A project to build broadband internet infrastructure across Kentucky wants $100 million over the next two years. Representatives with Kentucky Wired pitched their budget request to lawmakers on the Interim Joint Appropriations and Revenue Committee Tuesday. The project started under former governor Steve Beshear, placing 3,000 miles of fiber optic cable…