Frankfort – The Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees will require larger contributions from local governments to cover the rising costs faced by the county employees retirement system in the coming year.
Local governments will now contribute 18.9 percent of non-hazardous duty employees' salaries to the retirement system, and for hazardous duty employees, the contribution rate will be 35.7 percent. That reflects a 2 percent and 2.5 percent increase respectively.
Bowling Green, KY – Students and Faculty advisors from the WKU Department of Public Health have completed a study on the flow of hazardous materials being transported through the region. The findings will be supplied to local Emergency Management officials, to help with future planning for possible hazmat incidents. Dan Modlin has this report....
Bowling Green, KY – A public meeting will be held in Mayfield to get public input on a new study regarding a proposed Western Kentucky corridor for Interstate 69. Officials in Kentucky are hoping that portions of existing roadways can be included in the corridor, to help manage costs. Public Information Officer Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says public comments will be accepted on the proposal until the end of November. Dan Modlin spoke with Todd.
Originally published on Thu January 5, 2012 2:17 pm
On a Sunday afternoon during their honeymoon in November 1961, Mario Pavone and his bride Mary drove from Connecticut to New York, to a club date that would be documented on a pivotal album. John Coltrane: Live at the Village Vanguard featured the saxophonist's expanding group with Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, with music so powerful that Pavone — an aspiring bassist — could not let it go. When Coltrane died in July 1967, Pavone made his move. He quit his job and drove again to New York, to the funeral.
Frankfort, KY – Two more candidates have qualified to seek constitutional offices in Kentucky. Capitol Bureau reporter Tony McVeigh reports on the men filing for state Ag Commissioner and State Auditor.
Bowling Green – A Western Kentucky zoning board is giving the okay for a permit to operate a mosque. Mayfield officials are reversing a previous denial that had led to national controversy. Kevin Willis has more.
Louisville – In observance of Veteran's Day, Governor Steve Beshear is recognizing Kentucky's past and present military personnel. Following a visit to Fort Knox, the governor made a stop at the VA Hospital in Louisville.
"We honor veterans on veterans day but we really ought to be honoring them every day because of what they've done for this country. We've got 339-thousand veterans in kentucky. Kentucky has a tradition of military service."
Bowling Green, Ky – More than 7,000 children in Kentucky are in state custody and in need of foster homes or adoption. The children, in most cases, have been removed from their biological families due to abuse or neglect. Lisa Autry speaks with Denise Lambrianou with the Family Enrichment Center in Warren County about the statewide need for foster parents.