Governor Steve Beshear’s reconstituted Kentucky Workforce Investment Board and overhaul of the state’s workforce investment system received high praise from officials with the United States Department of Labor.
Governor Beshear stated it is great to be recognized by the federal government for the work state officials are doing and it confirms that Kentucky is heading in the right direction to economic recovery.
In the two years since Kentucky developed a new strategic state plan to overhaul its workforce development system, Kentucky has responded to requests from 16 states wanting more information about the initiative.
KWIB Chair, Ed Holmes says the ultimate compliment is when other states want to know how Kentucky is transforming the workforce development system and how it can be implemented in other states.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle wreck that occurred in Graves County early this morning.
State Police say the wreck occurred on KY 16-84 around 8 a.m.
Police say preliminary investigation indicates that 24-year old Alexandra Frick of Paducah was driving northbound on KY 16-84 and for an unknown reason, she traveled into the southbound lanes, lost control of her vehicle, traveled off the roadway striking an earth embankment and a tree.
Ms. Frick was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital from the scene for injuries she obtained and was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.
KSP was assisted on the scene by Graves County Sheriff’s Department, Mayfield EMS, and the Symsonia Volunteer Fire Department.
A former 101st Airborne Division Spokesman shares his thoughts on the extra-marital affair between Retired Four Star General and former CIA Director, David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
Public Affairs Officer on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Seiber says he was shocked about the news that continues to make headlines across the nation.
An Owensboro woman working in child care is facing porn charges.
25-year old Sarah Cox was arrested earlier this week on more than one-thousand counts of possessing child porn.
An investigation is underway to determine if she was distributing or producing the material. Any concerned parents should contact the Kentucky State Police.
Election night ended with Whitney Westerfield holding a 297 vote margin over State Senator Joey Pendleton in Christian, Todd and Logan Counties and a recanvass this morning didn’t change anything.
The Board of Elections in the three counties all went back and looked at the tapes, which resulted in no changes.
Westerfield said he was thankful for the win on Election Day and thankful for the recanvass results.
Senator Pendleton was also at the courthouse and said being out of office will give him more time to spend with family and to focus on staying healthy—though he says he isn’t going completely away.
Westerfield says he was honored to meet the people of the Third District and was humbled by their confidence in him.
Westerfield was able to win all three counties—but enjoyed the largest margin of victory in Logan County. Senator Pendleton has served Christian and Todd Counties in the upper chamber since 1993 after he defeated then-incumbent Pat McCuiston in 1992.