Author Archives: Ryan Boyd

KPD officers searching for YRTC escapees suspected of stealing a vehicle

KPD officers searching for YRTC escapees suspected of stealing a vehicle

KEARNEY, Neb. – Officers of the Kearney Police Department are responding to a report of three male juveniles that ran from the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center. They were last seen wearing green sweatshirts and blue jeans heading eastbound from 39th Street and Countryclub Lane. It is suspected the juveniles are possibly driving a stolen…Read more »

Governor Ricketts testifies to increase property tax credit relief fund

Governor Ricketts testifies to increase property tax credit relief fund

LINCOLN, Neb. – (KGFW) Senator Brett Lindstrom of District 18 kicked off testimonies for his bill, LB 303 which would raise Nebraska’s Property Tax Credit Relief Fund to $275 million. Governor Pete Ricketts testified first and highlighted the increases that would occur from LB 303. “Since 2007, the Property Tax Credit Relief Fund has been…Read more »

UNK Chancellor and CCC President give statements on pathway collaboration

UNK Chancellor and CCC President give statements on pathway collaboration

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) The new pathway project was signed Monday afternoon between the University of Nebraska-Kearney and Central Community College. The collaboration allows for first year students under 21 that don’t meet admission requirements at UNK to enroll into a CCC program and then re-enroll to UNK upon passing the one year pathway course.…Read more »

Governor Pete Ricketts pushing for hemp growth in Nebraska

Governor Pete Ricketts pushing for hemp growth in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – (KGFW) During the Governor’s monthly call-in show, Governor Pete Ricketts was asked about the potential of growing hemp in Nebraska and how farmers could get their hands on the crop. Governor Ricketts gave the background relationship between hemp and the USDA. “Hemp, which is not marijuana but it’s the same kind of…Read more »

Hall County working with a tight budget

Hall County working with a tight budget

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – (KGFW) Jane Richardson representing the Hall County Board of Supervisors spoke on the county budget during the Grand Island State of the City address. Richardson broke down revenues and expenses and touched on the budget needs. First, Richardson explained where percentages of revenue comes from. “Hall County’s revenues are primarily financed…Read more »

Analyzing local governments and spending habits

Analyzing local governments and spending habits

OMAHA, Neb. – (KGFW) Platte Institute Policy Director Sarah Curry created an in-depth report involving local governments and spending habits. Curry simply stated that Nebraskans wouldn’t be taxed if governments weren’t spending money so she looked at where troubles could be arising. “What we found out is that in the city of York, they essentially…Read more »