Helium, that colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, inert, monatomic gas that makes balloons float and voices sound funny, is in short supply, reports the Lexington Herald Leader.
Supplies have been tight since January, said Jonathan Pinczewski, owner of the Lexington-based balloon and inflatables company Lighter than Air.
Helium also is used for a variety of industrial purposes, including cooling the powerful magnets used to make MRI machines function, the paper reports.
Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo earned the highest salary of any state legislator in 2011, with $47,114, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.
Rep. Dennis Horlander, a Democrat from Shively and chairman of the Government Contract Review Committee, came in second with $41,785 earned last year. Much of the state pay has to do with how many days the lawmaker was approved to work during the gap between sessions, the paper reported.
Seven years after purchasing a downtown Bowling Green building, historically known as the Gerard Hotel, the owners want to revive it, the Daily News reports.
The goal is to see that the building and the adjacent Odd Fellows building become a hotel, but that might be some time away, the paper says.
The property owners will spend the next two months preparing the building to reopen as The Gerard.
A historic preservationist will assist the owners.
Louisville Fox affiliate WDRB will provide sales, promotion, accounting and human resources for Louisville CW affiliate WBKI under a deal announced Monday by WBKI’s soon-to-be owner, Lexington-based LM Communications Television, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.
LM, owned by long-time radio broadcaster Lynn Martin, said last week that it had agreed to purchase WBKI from Louisville TV Group, pending Federal Communications Commission approval, according to a press release.
Twelve applicants hoping to get one of three package liquor licenses set aside for Corbin may be visited this week by the Distilled Spirits Commissioner for the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Times Tribune reports.
A decision is expected within a few weeks, the paper says.
When the three package liquor stores get up and running, the city of Corbin will get five percent of all sales of liquor and wine by the package, and four percent of all package beer and malt beverages sold.
Corbin residents recently voted in favor of allowing package liquor sales in the city limits.