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2014-04-24 12:32:00

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. That's like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami. And it's a problem that's close to home. An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows...

2014-04-23 16:26:00

World's Largest Bourbon Producer Achieves Bourbon Industry First with Milestone Barrel Filling CLERMONT, Ky., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Beam® Bourbon made history today by achieving a bourbon-industry first by filling its 13 millionth barrel of bourbon since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. The barrel was personally filled and sealed by Fred Noe, Jim Beam's great-grandson and seventh generation master distiller, at the company's flagship distillery in Clermont, Ky. Also on hand to...

2014-04-22 23:03:51

Employees from GM’s Bowling Green Assembly, WKU Center for Environmental Education & Sustainability staff, and students from Warren Central High School will wade into Trammel Creek today, April 22, 2014, as the automaker celebrates the 25th anniversary of its signature watershed education program, GM GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network). The program, which is run by the national non-profit Earth Force, engages multiple partners throughout a community to empower young...

2014-04-20 23:01:58

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Kentucky. Currently after reviewing the federal marketplace for available solicitations, US Federal Contractor Registration has found 190 contracting opportunities/awards in the state of Kentucky. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2014 US Federal Contractor Registration(USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Kentucky....

2014-04-17 08:25:15

~ Partnership to create new jobs and financial impact in the Danville River District DANVILLE, Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Launch Place announced today a $250,000 investment in Raleigh, NC-based SEAL Innovation, Inc., to commercialize SEAL SwimSafe(TM). Utilizing wearable swim bands and state-of-the-art detection technology, SEAL SwimSafe(TM) will help improve swim safety and reduce drowning and injury by alerting guardians of swimmer distress. For this investment, SEAL...

2014-04-14 23:12:53

Ticket Down has slashed pricing on tickets for the upcoming Paul McCartney concert at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY. This well-known secondary ticket exchange is also offering their customer appreciation discount code PAUL-MCCARTNEY-2014 for extra savings off their already low discounted prices. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Ticket Down is a dependable and safe source of cheap Paul McCartney Tickets at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. For fans of The Beatles...

2014-04-14 23:08:16

Danville Science Center celebrates its annual Butterfly Hello and Thyme on April 19 with an herb fair, hands-on activities and butterfly releases. Danville, Virginia (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Danville Science Center celebrates its annual Butterfly Hello and Thyme on Saturday, April 19. Early birds can dig into gardening at the Herb Fair from 9 am – Noon. Experts on site will cultivate guests’ knowledge to strengthen the green thumb of novice gardeners and experienced horticulturalists...

2014-04-14 16:26:35

FRANKFORT, Ky., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Murray S. Kessler, Chairman, President and CEO of Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the parent company of blu eCigs, today praised legislation signed into law by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, which will bar minors from buying electronic cigarettes, as an example of responsible regulation. "Legislation that prevents the sale or distribution of electronic cigarettes to minors is the right thing to do," said Mr. Kessler, who attended the bill...

2014-04-14 16:25:36

CHICAGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Ky., announced today that it has joined the supply chain collaborative established by the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va., and VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va. In 2007, the two Virginia hospitals combined their purchasing efforts and began working with UHC and its supply contracting company, Novation. The University of Kentucky Hospital will now also benefit...

2014-04-10 23:30:30

Julie Butcher, a personal injury attorney in Lexington, Kentucky, and member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, commented today on the trucking industry’s continuing criticism of the DOT’s 2013 limits on trucker drive times. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Julie Butcher heads a law office in Lexington and has been advocating for those wrongfully injured in tractor-trailer accidents in Kentucky since 1994. Today she criticized members of the...


Latest Kentucky Reference Libraries

Daniel Boone National Forest
2014-01-20 14:32:45

The Daniel Boone National Forest is the only national forest that is completely within the boundaries of Kentucky. When it was established in 1937, it was originally named the Cumberland National Forest, after the core region called the Cumberland Purchase Unit. Roughly 2,100,000 acres are encompassed within its current proclamation boundary, of which 706,000 acres are owned and managed by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, up from about 620,000 acres in the early to...

Mammoth Cave National Park
2013-04-25 16:05:17

Mammoth Cave National Park is located in the state of Kentucky in the United States. The park holds 52,830 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Many mummies and artifacts have been found in Mammoth Cave and surrounding caves to support this. It is thought that first man of European descent to visit the area was John Houchin or Francis Houchin. The legend says that one of the brothers was hunting a wounded bear that entered the cave to hide. The first documented discovery...

2012-06-14 11:14:09

Symbol: RIKE Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species   Rinodina kentuckyensis Fink – Kentucky rinodina lichen

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2012-06-14 12:40:31

Symbol: POPRP2 Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N AK    I HI    I PR    I CAN    I SPM    I Synonyms:   POAG Poa agassizensis B. Boivin & D. Löve   POAN6 Poa angustifolia L.   POPRA Poa pratensis L. ssp. agassizensis (B. Boivin & D. Löve) Roy L. Taylor & MacBryde   POPRA2 Poa pratensis L. ssp....

2012-06-14 12:40:33

Symbol: POPRC Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: AK    I CAN    N GL    N Synonyms:   POALC2 Poa alpigena Lindm. ssp. colpodea (Th. Fr.) Jurtzev & V.V. Petrovsky   POALC3 Poa alpigena Lindm. var. colpodea (Th. Fr.) Schol.   POPRC2 Poa pratensis L. var. colpodea (Th. Fr.) Soreng   POPRV Poa pratensis L. var. vivipara (Malmgr.) B. Boivin Distribution: County...

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