Fracking waste disposal: Still a hot mess

The slogan for Estill County is “where the bluegrass kisses the mountains.” But since 2015 the county, population 15,000, is widely known as the place where radioactive material generated by the oil and gas industry in a process known as fracking was dumped near some schools. As the Ohio Valley ReSource reported in 2016, tons of waste from the drilling practice…

Arnold Simpson among legislators honored at Black History Month Celebration; KSU Pres. Brown speaks

Three longtime members of the Kentucky General Assembly, including NKY’s Arnold Simpson, were honored for their years of service and dedication to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its citizens at the 15th annual Black History Month Celebration in the Capitol Rotunda. Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, president of Kentucky State University, was the keynote speaker.…

Governor to cut ribbon on innovative new partnership between Thomas More College, Gravity Diagnostics

Gov. Matt Bevin will be in Covington on Thursday to help launch an innovative new partnership between Thomas More College and Gravity Diagnostics. The Thomas More College Work Ready Incubator is a ground-breaking program that will benefit students in their quest for real-world experiences, as well as businesses in their search for high-quality talent by…

Another Monday, Still No Pension Bill

by ALAN LYTLE & LAURA CULLEN GLASSCOCK & KENTUCKY GAZETTE –  Lawmakers in Frankfort have been meeting for more than a month but still haven’t tackled public pensions, passed a state budget, or a tax reform package.  WUKY’s Alan Lytle talks with Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette about an…