Ky Lottery reports revenue holding steady

by Sheldon S. Shafer , @sheldonshafer – Kentucky Lottery sales are ahead of last year but slightly below budget. That mixed picture emerged Friday from a meeting in Louisville of the lottery corporation’s directors. Maggie Garrison, the lottery’s corporate controller, told the board that year-to-date (July 1 through Oct. 31) statewide ticket sales totaled $314.3 million, or nearly…

Company wants to build prefabricated green buildings in Richmond

Jace Burris, behind a favorite quote from John Ruskin that is written on a window in his JCBarchitect office, 706 Westland Dr. in Lexington. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com BY CHERYL TRUMAN, ctruman@herald-leader.com – Architect James “Jace” Burris sits with his dog, Pippi, at his architecture office off Old Frankfort Pike, considering the future that will shortly be emerging from a…

Senate Republicans look to finally be able to pass legislation which was stymied by House Democrats in past years

by Don Weber, @DonWeber_cn2 – COVINGTON – As Senate Republicans meet at their annual retreat in Paducah, one reality is that for the first time in 95 years, legislation which is passed out of their chamber in 2017 has a better chance than ever to pass both chambers, and be signed into law. Sen. Wil Schroder, R-Wilder, senses a…

Jobless rates down in 82 Kentucky counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State officials say unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between October 2015 and October 2016. The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates rose in 33 counties during that span. It says rates stayed the same in Breckinridge, Knott, Laurel, McLean and Powell counties. The agency says Woodford County had the…

Fischer, Bevin differ on violent gun culture

Phillip M. Bailey , @phillipmbailey – Mayor Greg Fischer said those seeking to address gun violence in Louisville and other cities, such as Gov. Matt Bevin, must consider multiple policy levers in order to halt lower the rise of shootings and homicides. Phillip Bailey/CJ Mayor Greg Fischer said those seeking to address gun violence in Louisville and other…