Owensboro Race Hinges On A Single Vote

7 hours ago
Wendy Barnett

The Kentucky Secretary of State is ordering a recanvass of all votes cast last week in a state House race in Owensboro.

The Democratic challenger defeated the Republican incumbent by a single vote.

The Daviess County Clerks Office has been told to conduct a recanvass of all precincts in Kentucky House District 13, which covers most of Owensboro.

The recanvas was requested by first-term Republican Representative D.J. Johnson.

He lost his re-election bid last week to Democrat Jim Glenn by one vote.

kentucky.com

Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins is convinced Lexington area voters need new machines to cast ballots in future elections.  He says some current machines are more than a decade old and failing.  

weather.gov

Kentucky’s climatologist says the Commonwealth’s forests and grasslands are likely to be at an increased risk of wildfires in the years ahead.  But, it’s not expected to be a yearly threat.

J. Tylor Franklin

When a worker is killed on the job in Kentucky, a state agency is supposed to find out what happened. But a review of state records and a recent scathing federal report show that agency is not properly investigating workplace fatalities. These shortcomings leave workers at risk and leave families with unanswered questions.

As part of the series, Fatal Flaws, Jeff Young of the Ohio Valley ReSource tells the story of one such family. They say the state’s failures added to their grief and harmed their chances to get justice for their son’s death.

EKU

 

 Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson is scheduled for a job interview  Wednesday at the College of Charleston. 

 The 12th president of the Richmond school is one of three finalists for the position. The College of Charleston on the coast of South Carolina was founded in 1770.  It’s one of the oldest universities in the country. The public school’s undergraduate enrollment exceeds 10,000.

kentucky.com

Central Kentucky could see its first real dose of snow later this week.  Lexington’s streets and roads crews could be called on to spread salt. 

This year, the process of snow removal comes at a higher price.  Quite a bit higher, according to Lexington Public Works Commissioner Charlie Martin. “If a commodity that you use, at the level we use salt in a winter event, has increased by 33 percent, that’s a pretty big hit,” said Martin.

New Princeton Mayor May Be Youngest In Kentucky

Nov 12, 2018
WPDS

  A 24-year-old man, recently elected mayor of his west Kentucky hometown, says public service has always been in his blood. Dakota Young was elected mayor of Princeton on Tuesday, unseating incumbent Danny Beavers by more than 400 votes. Young says he wants to tackle specific policy areas including economic development, infrastructure, and recreation.

“I really think the first thing we have to do for any of these issues is just sit down and have a conversation as a community to really hammer out a unified vision that we can pursue united and help us move forward."

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center's new executive director, Kristina Joyce, reassures budding entrepreneurs that there is no such thing as a dumb question - and theirs are kept in confidence.

Fatal Flaws: How Kentucky Is Failing Its Workers

Nov 12, 2018
Michelle Franks

Kentucky failed to properly investigate nearly every workplace fatality for a two-year period. Kentucky's workers count on the state to force companies to fix dangerous work conditions. But when workers die, the state agency responsible for investigating falls short. 

Excerpt from the federal audit.

publicnewsservice.org

A Fayette County health official says national rankings placing Kentucky high in obesity and low in fitness categories are not surprising.  Kentucky carries a top ten ranking in many areas.

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Ohio Valley ReSource

J. Tylor Franklin

When a worker is killed on the job in Kentucky, a state agency is supposed to find out what happened. But a review of state records and a recent scathing federal report show that agency is not properly investigating workplace fatalities. These shortcomings leave workers at risk and leave families with unanswered questions.

As part of the series, Fatal Flaws, Jeff Young of the Ohio Valley ReSource tells the story of one such family. They say the state’s failures added to their grief and harmed their chances to get justice for their son’s death.

Fatal Flaws: How Kentucky Is Failing Its Workers

Nov 12, 2018
Michelle Franks

Kentucky failed to properly investigate nearly every workplace fatality for a two-year period. Kentucky's workers count on the state to force companies to fix dangerous work conditions. But when workers die, the state agency responsible for investigating falls short. 

Excerpt from the federal audit.

A Data Dive Into The Ohio Valley Midterm Election Results

Nov 7, 2018
Wendy Barnett

The “Blue Wave” that broke in some midterm races around the country hit a “Red Wall” in the Ohio Valley, and while the Democrats will take control of the House in Washington, the partisan makeup of the Congressional delegations for Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia remains unchanged.

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