Unidentified bidder pays almost $500,000 for 1796 desk made for Kentucky pioneer Capt. John Cowan. It set an auction record for Kentucky furniture and is the second-highest price ever paid for a piece of Southern furniture.
Kentucky should learn from states that forced public employees into defined-contribution pension plans. The results were higher costs, lower retirement benefits and a worsening of unfunded liabilities.
The statues of John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan, erected in Lexington’s public square decades after the Civil War, were all about rewriting Confederate history. Removing them will now allow a more accurate and complete history to be told.
A rare desk made in 1796 for Kentucky pioneer Capt. John Cowan is being auctioned Oct. 21, exciting collectors and museums. The antique is one of oldest, finest pieces of Kentucky-made furniture known to exist.
Lexington identified the genius of Kate Orff and Jeanne Gang before the MacArthur foundation did. , they were working in Lexington to create a more innovative downtown. Continuing to attract that caliber of talent will help Lexington build for future success.
President Donald Trump is doing everything he can to punish Appalachian residents who voted for him. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made a carefully staged visit to Hazard this week to announce he would repeal President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
Kentucky Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame inductees from 2010-14 tell their stories in new book compiled by tech incubator Awesome Inc. It includes the background stories on Kentucky Fried Chicken, Maker’s Mark bourbon and other well-known companies.
Greg Coon has been starting Grand Circuit races for 43 of The Red Mile’s 142 years. He and his brother are third-generation track men, who have designed all kinds of animal racetracks around the country.
Oliver Lewis Way finally connects Interstate highways directly to the University of Kentucky campus. Planners hope it will both reduce through-traffic downtown and become a corridor for high-tech economic development.
Second Christian Church in Midway is thought to be the oldest black congregation in the Disciples of Christ. As it celebrates its 185th anniversary, it is search a field across the street for its original log home destroyed in post-Civil War racial violence.
The Cassidy-Graham bill that Senate Republicans are trying to quickly push through is opposed by virtually every organization that knows anything about health care. Kentucky, which saw biggest gains under Obamacare, would be hit harder than most states.
President Donald Trump should pursue a recommendation that Kentucky’s Camp Nelson become a national monument recognizing black history. The recruiting and training center for black Civil War soldiers was an icon for freedom.
At its fifth annual Living History Day, the Ashland estate will highlight the statesman’s innovations in agriculture. He bred horses, cattle, sheep and mules, invested in wine and was crazy about hemp.