KY BOE Approves New Social Studies Standards

KY BOE Approves New Social Studies Standards The State Board of Education unanimously passed new Social Studies standards Wednesday.The new standards provide guidelines for what students should be learning from grade to grade.Kindergarten students would learn about the purpose of local government.The overview for fourth grade says students would learn why and how people…

National Unemployment Rate Dips

National Unemployment Rate Dips The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped sharply last week, a sign that layoffs are rare and the job market is strong.The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless aid fell 19,000 to 234,000, a low level that indicates businesses are holding onto their employees. Applications are a proxy…

Traffic Fatalities Down On KY Highways

Traffic Fatalities Down On KY Highways Officials say traffic fatalities on Kentucky highways are down for the second year in a row.The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety that says preliminary figures show there were 722 highway fatalities in 2018, down from 782 in 2017 and 834 in 2016. A spokeswoman says an increase in…

Easy Registering To Be An Organ Donor

Easy Registering To Be An Organ Donor Kentucky residents could soon have more opportunities to register as an organ donor. Nearly everyone who signs up as an organ donor in Kentucky does so when they renew their driver’s license. Right now, that happens every four years. But Kentucky will soon move to an eight-year…

Eastern KY Prepares For Disaster

Eastern KY Prepares For Disaster Multiple Eastern Kentucky Emergency Management agencies prepared for disaster Wednesday.The East Kentucky Expo Center turned into a “tactical emergency casualty care” training course.The training teaches first responders how to enter into hostile environments like an active shooter situation.Instructor Nick Endicott says the increase of those situations in the United…

City Of Hazard Residents Have Water Again

City Of Hazard Residents Have Water Again Officials with the City of Hazard say water has been resorted to Perry County communities affected by recent water outages.Many people in the Leatherwood community have been without water for several days because of water main breaks and leaks that cause a water emergency last Friday.City officials…