- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
- U.N. rights chief: Flight MH17 downing possible war crime
- Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, mostly children
- Calif. protesters to block Israel-owned ships at Port of Oakland
- Obama to give Africa $38M, but tells young leaders: Stop ‘making excuses’ for economy
Budget seeks $65M in bonds for Rupp renovation
Question of the Day
The proposal is part of nearly $1 billion in General Fund bonds for construction projects included in Beshear’s budget.
Beshear said Tuesday the total price tag to renovate the home of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team would be about $310 million, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported (http://bit.ly/1dURA4z).
The renovation plan would also include a relocation of the Lexington Convention Center.
“Now that we know the governor’s plan, we will continue working with our partners to complete our financial plan for Rupp over the next few weeks,” said Susan Straub, a spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Gray.
Beshear said the remaining funds for the renovation would be provided by local and private sources.
So far, the city, the state and the company that manages Rupp Arena have spent $5.5 million on the planning stages of the project.
In July, Hunt Construction and architects NBBJ and EOP were hired for initial design work, but final designs have not been released.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com
By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
- Hillary Clinton: Forget Obama, George W. Bush made her 'proud to be an American'
- Illegal immigrants demand representation in White House meetings
- D.C. police chief orders officers not to arrest legal gun owners carrying weapons in public
- Tennessee Gov. Haslam slams White House for secret dump of illegals in his state
- CURL: Obama, staffers not even pretending any more
- Babson College, BYU win top spots in Money magazine's college rankings
- D.C. seeks stay in order striking down ban on handguns in public
- Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan pushes back against cover-up
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
- Washington Times strikes content and marketing partnership with Redskins
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq