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Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Feb. 19, 2020 12:32 PM EST

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Feb. 19 The Bowling Green Daily News on a Kentucky political consultant accused of violating campaign finance laws: No candidate for public office should be doing any business with a political consultant who allegedly took part in violating state or federal campaign...

Raceland grad gets NFL assistant coaching job

Feb. 16, 2020 10:38 AM EST

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Tyler Boyles’s accomplishment of a dream resonated well beyond himself. “It’s, like, the NFL,” Boyles’s high school coach, Randy Vanderhoof, said in a tone overjoyed, awed and a little reverential, carefully enunciating each of those famous letters,...

Executive: Kentucky aluminum plant project still needs $500M

Feb. 11, 2020 5:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A company that promised a $1.7 billion aluminum plant in Appalachia still needs a $500 million cash infusion to do the job, the new CEO told Kentucky lawmakers Tuesday, following a corporate management shakeup. Braidy Industries officials appeared before the Senate Appropriations and...

FILE - In this April 26, 2107 file photo, Braidy Industries Inc. CEO Craig Bouchard, right, and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin speak with reporters in Wurtland, Ky. Braidy Industries said Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020,  that its chairman and CEO, Craig Bouchard, would step down from that role but would remain a member of the company's board of directors. The company offered no reason for the change, which comes at a crucial time for efforts to build the mill near Ashland. (AP Photo/Adam Beam, File)

Kentucky lawmakers want to hear from Braidy Industries

Feb. 4, 2020 7:07 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers want to hear from an aluminum company embroiled in a management shakeup as it tries to complete financing for a long-promised $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia. Sen. Chris McDaniel, chairman of the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee, said Tuesday that he...

FILE - In this April 26, 2107 file photo, Braidy Industries Inc. CEO Craig Bouchard, right, and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin speak with reporters in Wurtland, Ky. Braidy Industries said Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020,  that its chairman and CEO, Craig Bouchard, would step down from that role but would remain a member of the company's board of directors. The company offered no reason for the change, which comes at a crucial time for efforts to build the mill near Ashland. (AP Photo/Adam Beam, File)

Company looking to build mill embroiled in internal dispute

Jan. 31, 2020 3:52 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An aluminum company planning to build a $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia announced a management shakeup as it tries to complete financing for a long-promised Kentucky project staked to millions in taxpayer money, but the company's top executive later disputed that he had stepped down....