Lawmaker wants concealed guns in KY schools, colleges, bars and other banned places

by JOHN CHEVES, jcheves@herald-leader.com –  Kentuckians who are licensed to carry concealed firearms could take them into places currently off-limits, including day-care centers, schools, universities, bars, government meetings and businesses that post “no guns” signs, under a bill pre-filed for the 2019 General Assembly. State Rep. Robert Goforth, R-East Bernstadt, said his bill would eliminate most…

Kentucky approves another rate increase for embattled Eastern Kentucky water district

by WILL WRIGHT, wwright@herald-leader.com –  After months of deliberation, Kentucky regulators approved a permanent rate increase Monday for an Eastern Kentucky water district plagued with long outages, financial mismanagement and reports of poor water quality. Customers of the Martin County Water District, dubbed the “worst water district in the state of Kentucky” by a state regulatory…

Gov. Bevin Attends White House Ceremony Celebrating Pledge to America’s Workers

By WBKO News Staff | FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) — Governor Matt Bevin attended a ceremony on Wednesday with President Trump at the White House celebrating the Pledge to America’s Workers. Governor Bevin signed the pledge earlier this year in support of workforce development opportunities for Kentucky workers through apprenticeships, work-based learning programs, continuing education, on-the-job training,…