Breathitt County Library Tax Rate Decreases

Breathitt County Library Tax Rate Decreases In a unanimous decision, the Breathitt County Public Library’s Board of trustees dropped the public library taxing rates for 2018 tax bills. The board accepted the recommendation of Director Stephen Bowling to drop the rates to 15.3 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value on real property. …

Fewer Jobs Reported In The Coal Industry

Fewer Jobs Reported In The Coal Industry Despite promises to reinvigorate the coal industry, Kentucky has fewer coal jobs today than when President Donald Trump took office two years ago. It’s according to a report on the Lexington Herald-Leader says coal employment averaged 6,550 in Kentucky in the first quarter of 2017 when Trump…

Honoring Veterans At Camp Nelson Cemetery

Honoring Veterans At Camp Nelson Cemetery Camp Nelson National Cemetery held a ceremony to honor veterans for their service to America on Sunday. Hundreds of people gathered at the ceremony that recognized those who died and veterans who are still with us.The ceremony also recognized families of veterans. Family members came out to support…

Honoring Veterans In Elkhorn City

Honoring Veterans In Elkhorn City Officials in Elkhorn City held a dinner at the Community Center to honor local veterans.Around 100 veterans came out to warm up, eat, and share stories.”We have been wanting to do this for years and I would love to see this done on every cemetery,” said Elkhorn City Mayor…

Pension Worries Don’t Materialize

Pension Worries Don’t Materialize Kentucky Republicans worried their votes for a pension bill that prompted thousands of teachers to protest would haunt them in November. Instead, more lawmakers who voted against the bill lost than those who voted for it.Of the 49 Republican legislators who voted for the bill and ran for re-election, four…