Former congressional candidate says Democrats need to understand days of the coal industry being a true force in the state are over

by Don Weber, @DonWeber_cn2 – WILLIAMSTOWN – According to Williamstown attorney and former 4th district Democratic Congressional candidate Bill Adkins, it’s time for Democrats to tell the truth when it comes to the future of coal in the state. Adkins, a Letcher County native, says for too long Democrats in the state have cried about the loss of coal…

Bevin: U of L accreditation woes board’s fault

Scenes from Saturday’s Kentucky General Assembly, where state lawmakers debated passing legislation that would allow Gov. Matt Bevin to appoint a new U of L board of trustees. Jan. 7, 2017Frankie Steele/Special to CJ FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Matt Bevin on Monday blamed the probation status of the University of Louisville’s accreditation on the “infighting,” “disagreement”…

House bills may threaten Ky.’s NCAA, ACC events

by Jon Hale and Jeff Greer , The Courier-Journal – The NCAA is relocating seven championship events, including the opening two rounds of the men’s basketball tournament, out of North Carolina over the state’s controversial bathroom law.Time_Sports Kentucky’s ability to host college athletic championships could be at risk if NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference precedent stands and should…