Author Archives: Ryan Boyd

Senator Ben Sasse talks about EPA impact in Nebraska, civics and overall benefit from Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

Senator Ben Sasse talks about EPA impact in Nebraska, civics and overall benefit from Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

KEARNEY, Neb. – United States Senator Ben Sasse called in to the KGFW Studios to share his thoughts on what President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh could mean for the nation and the state of Nebraska. In Sasse’s words, “Nebraska serves as the bread basket of the world,” he believes that…Read more »

Governor Pete Ricketts shares thoughts on tariffs and health care

Governor Pete Ricketts shares thoughts on tariffs and health care

NEBRASKA – During is monthly governor’s call-in show which airs across the state, Governor Ricketts was called by many patrons from different towns and was asked questions on multiple topics. Some of the hot topics that Ricketts covered included his belief on how medicaid should be treated and what he believes happened with Obamacare. “Obamacare…Read more »

Buffalo County Fair schedule for July 25th-31st, 2018

Buffalo County Fair schedule for July 25th-31st, 2018

KEARNEY, Neb. – With the summer in Kearney being in full swing, it is also fair season which means the Buffalo County Fair is quickly approaching. Staff member for the Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Andrea Woolley joined Wednesday morning’s Talk of the Town on KGFW to highlight all of the activities that will be going on…Read more »

City Manager Mike Morgan updates on city improvement

City Manager Mike Morgan updates on city improvement

KEARNEY, Neb. Kearney’s City Manager Mike Morgan joined the Wednesday morning Talk of the Town for his monthly call-in session. This allowed for Morgan to address any concerns, comments or questions that the public were hoping to have addressed. During his time, Morgan discusses about 2nd Avenue’s progression looking forward. All of the left turn…Read more »

City of Kearney releases proposed budget for 2018-2019 fiscal year

City of Kearney releases proposed budget for 2018-2019 fiscal year

KEARNEY, Neb. – City of Kearney Finance Director, Wendell Wessels presented the proposed city budget to the City Council at a special meeting Tuesday morning. Wessels gave a total of $74,401,354 for fiscal year 2019 which is down almost $16 million compared to the current 2018 budget for Kearney. Wessels credited such a big change…Read more »

Sasse Statement on Kavanaugh Nomination to Supreme Court

Sasse Statement on Kavanaugh Nomination to Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. “Brett Kavanaugh is a serious jurist known for careful deliberation. This doesn’t matter to many on the left. Sadly, the #Resistance is going to try…Read more »

Nebraska senator to lead new economic development group

Nebraska senator to lead new economic development group

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska lawmaker is leaving the Legislature to become the executive director of a new economic development group. Blueprint Nebraska announced Monday that state Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion will help lead the organization. Smith has served in the Legislature since 2011 and was slated to step down in January because…Read more »

2 kayakers rescued from fast river water in eastern Nebraska

2 kayakers rescued from fast river water in eastern Nebraska

BATTLE CREEK, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say two kayakers were rescued from the high, fast water of the Elkhorn River in eastern Nebraska. Personnel from the Battle Creek and Norfolk fire departments responded to a 911 call from one of the kayakers Sunday afternoon. Her companion had already tipped over and was hanging onto tree…Read more »

Baseball, drug testing, on KPS board agenda

Baseball, drug testing, on KPS board agenda

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Kearney Public Schools Board of Education will gather for its monthly meeting on Monday night. The school board will be discussing plans for student fees. Members of the board plan to work on improving policies for parent engagement in their child’s schooling and will go in depth for an anti-drug plan…Read more »

Road repair work in Kearney following the 4th of July

Road repair work in Kearney following the 4th of July

The City of Kearney Street Division announces that beginning Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 7:00 a.m., 5th Avenue from 32nd Street to 33rd Street will be closed for concrete repairs, weather permitting. Work is expected to be completed no later than Monday, July 9, 2018. Citizens will need to use alternate routes during this time.…Read more »