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Kentucky’s March unemployment hits lowest rate in more than 40 years

04/20/2018 Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary March unemployment ... Within this sector, finance and insurance gained 200 jobs in March 2018 and the real estate, rental and leasing subsector gained 100 positions. The professional and business services ...

Breaking down Kentucky’s 2018-20 budget

04/18/2018 Program eliminations that stood University Press of Kentucky and the Kentucky Commission on Women ... that pays relatives a monthly stipend for caring for children removed from homes because of abuse or neglect. The budget also funds a separate program ...

Kentucky Attempted To Kill Legal Aid Funding — We Should All Be Terrified

04/18/2018 Kentucky, one of the nation’s five poorest states ... but they’re never going to be as seasoned as a dedicated family law attorney. When a real estate attorney helps a non-profit secure a new headquarters for free, that’s a pro bono value add.

Ky private nonprofit organizations eligible for SBA disaster assistance from February weather damage

04/17/2018 The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNP) in Kentucky that do not provide critical ... to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other ...

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Notes Passing of Ball

04/17/2018 He was chairman and a long-time board member of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund." Ball, the founder of Ball Homes, served in the state legislature for five years. As a philanthropist, his work went well beyond horse racing. Just a few of his ...

KY Lawmakers Close Out 2018 General Assembly Session

04/14/2018 6:10 p.m. Kentucky lawmakers have killed a proposal that would have let utility companies pay less for the energy they purchase from solar customers. People with solar panels on their homes generate their own electricity. Sometimes they don't generate ...

Kentucky Home Prices Up Despite Inventory Shortage

04/16/2018 According to data from Kentucky Realtors, the median price for a home in the Bluegrass State rose 5 percent year-over-year to $119,523 in February compared to $113,833 one year earlier. However, the number of homes sold fell by two percent, from 3,194 in ...

NBA champion partners with local real estate vets to bring national brand to Kentucky

04/17/2018 Former Kentucky Wildcats great and NBA champion Rick Robey was looking to make a change that would have a lasting impact on his real estate career before retirement. So he's partnered with Louisville real estate veterans to bring an experimental and ...

The real estate market in Kentucky is seeing a rise in home prices as sales are leveling off

04/15/2018 The real estate market in Kentucky is seeing a rise in home prices for the first two months of the year while home sales have leveled off. The median price rose 5 percent year-over-year to $119,523 in February compared to $113,833 in 2017. In January, the ...

Nursing Homes as Cultural Centers?

04/13/2018 That isn’t a dream. It is unfolding right now in 12 rural nursing homes in Kentucky where a team of artists and staff are beginning a three-year journey toward transforming stigmatized nursing homes to vibrant cultural centers that can be resources for ...

See photos from our 2018 Commercial Real Estate Champions awards (SLIDESHOW)

04/13/2018 Louisville Business First recognized 18 projects and deals Thursday at its 2018 Commercial Real Estate Champions awards at the Omni ... We'd like to thank our sponsors: CBRE Inc., CCIM Kentucky Chapter, Louisville Gas & Electric and KU Energy, Millennial ...

Through the generations: One family inhabits Victorian home for nearly 130 years

04/08/2018 His great-grandfather, Kinzea Stone, completed the statuesque Victorian-style house in 1892. Stone owned the 1891 Kentucky Derby winning horse, Kingman, and had his hand in many important businesses in the region. Jerry’s mother grew up in the house ...

Kentucky native Pruitt should be removed from EPA, chief of staff tells Trump

04/06/2018 Friday’s developments followed a Thursday trip home for Pruitt to meet with Kentucky air-quality regulators ... which is less than a third of the lease or rent for other nearby two-bedroom homes. He also gave substantial raises to two of his employees ...

Affiliates Of Phoenix Investors Acquire Eight Industrial Properties In Kentucky

04/11/2018 "The industrial market throughout Kentucky attracted our attention over the last year ... Phoenix's affiliates now own approximately 22 million square-feet of principally industrial real estate across 23 states. Senior mortgage financing was provided ...

KY Connect provides Lewis County with update

04/11/2018 “The Kentucky Wired project was announced in 2015 under Governor ... “What most people want to talk about is the third mile, which is how it gets into your homes and offices,” Scoville said. “This is one of the things your county can have a ...

Kentucky Senate must block utilities’ move to corner the market on solar

04/06/2018 Cooperative Solar Farm One, located along I-64 between Lexington, and Winchester, Ky., is a 60-acre solar farm. The solar panels are available to be licensed by homes and businesses served by Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. Alex Slitzaslitz@ ...

Frost Brown Todd attorney confirmed as federal judge in Kentucky

04/10/2018 Boom, a native of Eastern Kentucky, is a member of FBT's finance and real estate practice group and works in the firm's Lexington office. She also has served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, prosecuting ...

Cincinnati/Northern Ky. Adds 7 New Flights

04/09/2018 but residents in one Kentucky neighborhood are now fighting against new rules for their homes on their own property. About a dozen different breeds have now been banned from the McConnell's Trace community, even though many of the people living there own ...

Crime Stoppers: Counterfeit Ring Hits Kentucky

04/09/2018 but residents in one Kentucky neighborhood are now fighting against new rules for their homes on their own property. About a dozen different breeds have now been banned from the McConnell's Trace community, even though many of the people living there own ...

National nonprofit Helping a Hero awards home to Independence, Kentucky Wounded Warrior

04/08/2018 Its principal activity is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members as well as engaging the community to provide services and resources for wounded soldiers and their families. This is the third Kentucky home and the first in the ...

McCoy’s legislation would allow shipments of bourbon to homes

04/07/2018 Bardstown’s state representative, Chad McCoy, has again gotten a bill through the Kentucky legislature to benefit bourbon drinkers and businesses. If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site!

No. 6 Aggie Men’s Tennis Travels to No. 23 Kentucky

03/31/2018 Kentucky is led by No. 26 Ryotaro Matsumura along with the ... Texas A&M returns to College Station for the final four homes matches over the next two weekends, hosting No. 10 Florida, No. 26 South Carolina, No. 12 Mississippi State and Auburn to round ...

Pew Trusts: Bookmobiles are still a thing, and Kentucky has more of them than any other state

04/02/2018 Kentucky has 75 bookmobiles, the most of any state. In Graves County, Hennessee stops at day care centers and schools, bringing books to low-income children whose parents may not have time to stop by the library. She stops at nursing homes, whose residents ...

Homes, land, offices throughout the US set for major auction of foreclosed properties

04/04/2018 which will include single family homes, commercial buildings, commercial and residential land, home sites, and multi-family properties. The properties will be sold in approximately 60 offerings in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky ...

Ky. lawmakers pass adoption, foster care bill

04/03/2018 FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- The Kentucky Senate unanimously passed the top ... These reforms aim to place children into loving homes in a timely manner by reducing bureaucracy, while also speeding up foster care and adoption processing and giving foster parents ...

Kentucky AG and CVS team up for 24-hour opioid and medication disposal

03/28/2018 Under a new partnership with Kentucky, CVS Health is setting up kiosks around the ... Attorney General Andy Bashir, who announced the effort, noted: "The most dangerous place in all of our homes—the most likely place to cause addiction for our ...

You Can Stay At An Actual Castle In Kentucky

03/30/2018 Go on a horse farm tour or see nearly 50 breeds of horses at the 1,200-acre Kentucky Horse Park. Or visit local museums, tour historic homes and sample Kentucky bourbon from local distilleries.

Kentucky county's water smells like diesel

03/30/2018 (CNN) - For the past 20 years, Hope Workman has hustled up a dirt path on the side of a mountain in Lovely, Kentucky, just to get drinking water. She doesn't trust what comes out of her tap. If she's by herself, she'll take her ATV. If one of her daughters ...

SB 5 Passes House with Changes

03/20/2018 FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/20/18) Senate Bill 5 passed the Kentucky House of Representatives with a crushing 97-0 vote. The vote is considered a huge victory for independent pharmacists who claimed that they were not being treated fairly by Pharmacy Benefit Managers.

Builder, Philanthropist Don Ball Dies at 81

03/29/2018 Don Ball, founder of Ball Homes and a major Lexington, Kentucky philanthropist, died on Friday at age 81. Ball and his wife, Mira, founded Ball Homes in 1959, which has since built thousands of homes in Kentucky and in Tennessee. The family-owned company ...

Future uncertain for Kentucky broadband network

03/21/2018 Hal Rogers, Kentucky Wired was heralded as a first-of-its kind public ... service and then lease the network to companies that would sell broadband access to homes and businesses. Rogers and others considered the investment similar to the federal ...

Funeral arrangements announced for Don Ball, founder of Ball Homes

03/25/2018 LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – We now know details regarding visitation and funeral services for Don Ball, founder of Ball Homes. Lexington lost a giant in the business world and a leader in the community with the passing of Ball on Friday. Kentucky Governor ...

He built many homes, rebuilt many lives; Ball Homes founder, philanthropist Don Ball dies

03/24/2018 Don Ball, founder of Ball Homes and a major Lexington philanthropist, died Friday. He was 81. Ball helped reshape lives in Lexington and other Central Kentucky communities in 1993 with the founding of the Hope Center, which develops programs to address the ...

Don Ball, founder of Ball Homes, has died

03/23/2018 LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington lost a giant in the business world and a leader in the community with the passing of Ball Homes founder, Don Ball, on Friday. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said on Twitter, “Kentucky has lost a business titan ...

During Fix a Leak Week, Kentucky American Water reminding customers that each drop adds up

03/20/2018 Kentucky American Water and the U.S. Environmental Protection ... helps to raise awareness about small leaks and other water that may be inadvertently wasted within homes. With more than 110 million households in this country, a seemingly minor leak ...

Police chase in Paducah, KY ends with car teetering off an overpass

03/23/2018 A police chase in Paducah, Kentucky blocked the roadway on US 60/Irvin Cobb early ... National Puppy Day also brings awareness to the need for care of and homes for orphaned pups. Created to celebrate the pure love humans get from their four-legged friends ...

Solar power energizing economy in Ky. coalfields

03/20/2018 House Bill 227 seeks to reduce the benefits of solar energy for Kentucky utility customers by changing the way homes and business owners are credited for the electricity their panels produce. That makes investing in solar energy harder for the citizens of ...

Real Love

03/21/2018 Years in real estate: I am not a realtor but have been working alongside ... We had just lost a dog and I was looking at the Kentucky Humane Society’s website and came across Bella’s photo. There was something about her eyes. The next day, our ...

Fischer Homes to hold preview party for new Sawgrass community in Hebron

03/20/2018 Fischer Homes will hold a preview party for Sawgrass – its newest single-family home community in Northern Kentucky – this Thursday at 6 p.m. This will be the first opportunity for potential homeowners to have access to site plans and home-site premiums.

Fischer Homes Plans Grand Opening of Kentucky MP

03/20/2018 Fischer Homes will be hosting a Grand Opening event to unveil its newest model home, the Blair, at Central Park at River Crest in Mt. Washington, Kentucky, outside Louisville. One of Fischer Homes’ best-selling plans, the Blair features five levels of ...