Deadline Passes With No REAL ID Extension

by Ryland Barton – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security still hasn’t granted an extension for Kentucky to comply with stricter driver’s license and ID standards. The previous extension expired Monday. Transportation cabinet officials had requested the extension last month but still haven’t heard back from DHS. “It’s kind of hard to assume what the federal government’s going to do,” Transportation Cabinet…

Ag secretary announces program to reduce rural poverty

by The Associated Press – BEREA, KY. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been in Kentucky to announce a program to reduce rural poverty nationwide. The project involves a partnership with 26 community development organizations to give long-term, low-interest financing to local entities for community facilities and services, such as education, health care and infrastructure. The…