Frankfort, KY – The Speaker of the Kentucky House has withstood a challenge to his leadership role, and will remain House Speaker. Representative Jody Richards of Bowling Green had expressed confidence that he could overcome a challenge by fellow Democrat Rob Wilkey of Simpson County.
Richards told Western's Public Radio late last week that he had spoken with every member of the House about the challenge, and was "quite confident" that the challenge would fall short.
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports the recent state-wide ice and snow storm cost the state about $7.1 million. The $7.1 million is broken down into...personnel $2.2 million, equipment $2.6 million and materials $2.3 million. A spokesman says that since 1994 the cabinet averages spending $22 million dollars each winter for snow and ice removal.