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NEW YORK (AP) — Americans, beset by product shortages, rising prices and the arrival of omicron, sharply cut their spending in December after a burst of early spending in the fall boosted this year's holiday shopping season.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Transportation Secretary Jim Gray has extended an emergency order temporarily suspending some restrictions on motor carriers who are engaged in restoring power, clearing debris and delivering fuel to areas stricken by the Dec. 10-11, severe weather outbreak.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky will receive an estimated $438 million over the next five years as part of the Federal Highway Administration’s largest bridge formula program in American history, made possible by the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, according to Congressman John …


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Parts of southern and central Kentucky could see some significant snowfall this weekend, as a Winter Storm Watch has been issued, bringing four to eight inches of snow.The National Weather Service says although most of the state could see some light snow early this wee…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law on Thursday a bill providing emergency relief to the areas of western Kentucky that were ravaged by an outbreak of tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather, Dec. 10-11.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Larry Forgy, a prominent attorney who was active in Republican party politics for 50 years and sought the governor’s office three times in the 1980s and 1990s, died Thursday morning in Lexington at the age of 82.The news was first revealed in a Facebook post from his si…

His quest for equality and his reverence to God were the qualities for which Martin Luther King Jr. is most known, while his "I Have a Dream" speech remains the theme for those wishing to eliminate prejudice and racism decades after King's death.


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job.


London and Laurel County was "lit up like a Christmas tree" during December - marking the second annual "Lights Around London" contest that pits businesses and residences to test their decorating creativity with light displays.

Laurel County school administrators and board members were a bit leery after canceling school on Thursday in lieu of a predicted winter storm that didn't arrive until the early afternoon. But the weather forecasts prevailed and within an hour, the heavy snowfall left roadways treacherous.


FRANKFORT, Ky. – On the heels of the legislature returning to Frankfort, newly elected Timmy Truett was sworn in at the Kentucky State Capitol and received his committee assignments for the 2022 Regular Session. House Speaker David Osborne appointed Truett to the Economic Development and Wor…


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky reported 52,603 new COVID-19 cases last week, the highest weekly total ever by nearly 22,000 cases. The second highest week for new cases was the week ending Sept. 5, 2021, when 30,680 cases were reported.


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday proposed a massive budget increase for Kentucky education, releasing a plan that calls for the state to fully fund pre-kindergarten programs for every 4-year-old.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has signed legislation pushing back this year's filing deadline for political candidates in Kentucky — a necessary step as lawmakers rush to finish redistricting.

It took longer for winter to truly arrive this year, but it’s making up for lost time with a blast of measurable snow across much of Kentucky. With significant accumulations expected and temperatures dipping into the single digits and low- to mid-teens, conditions will push the livestock col…

Driving on Friday should be limited to emergencies only. Roadways in Laurel County will be slick and hazardous. Deputies will be out in full force to assist on any traffic problems. 


Laurel County Sheriff John Root reports that all roadways in Laurel County are snow covered and very slick and hazardous. Numerous crashes are occurring. Travel should be limited to emergencies only. Motorists should exercise caution if they have to travel. Deputies are on patrol to assist m…

The economic boom that has defined Laurel County over the past years continued throughout 2021, with several more businesses opening during December. Paula Thompson, executive director of the London-Laurel County Economic Development Authority, announced more businesses and future developmen…


Critical transportation needs in Laurel County, created by explosive growth along south US 25, prompted a high-level meeting with state legislators recently.

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