Could this be Kentucky’s first charter school? It just took a big first step

Could Eastern Kentucky University’s semi-private Model Laboratory School become Kentucky’s first charter school? The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents passed a resolution Wednesday allowing the administration to submit an application for Model, Kentucky’s only remaining Pre-K thru 12 university laboratory school, to become a charter school. Since a law allowing public charter schools took…

This company plans to spend $100 million wiring Lexington for gigabit internet service

An Indiana company plans to spend between $70 and $100 million building a fiber-optic network that would make ultra high-speed gigabit internet service available throughout Lexington’s urban service area, city officials said Monday. “This will make Lexington the largest gigabit city in the country,” said Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. Gigabit speed is equivalent to transferring…

‘Shamefully’ short on guns, working cars and new hires. Kentucky State Police pushes lawmakers

PIKEVILLE — Silicon Valley, meet Appalachian Mountains. In Eastern Kentucky, in the heart of rural Appalachia and amid the coal-dust remnants of the Industrial Revolution, a nascent digital revolution is taking shape. After the rapid decline of the coal industry, Eastern Kentuckians are attempting to diversify the region’s economy, but limited access to broadband internet…

DOJ set to block AT&T takeover of Time Warner

Originally published on November 8, 2017 8:31 pm The U.S. Justice Department has informed AT&T that it will block the telecommunications giant’s planned $85 billion takeover of Time Warner unless it sells off CNN — a network frequently targeted for derision by President Trump. The move has therefore triggered concerns within CNN that the administration…