Naming the New Elephant

Naming the New Elephant The Louisville Zoo welcomed an African elephant calf at the Kentucky facility six weeks ago, but he still needs a name.The zoo is holding a contest and is seeking name suggestions for the male elephant through Sept. 29. Elephant zoo keepers will choose the finalists, and voting will be held…

National Park Service Names New Superintendent

National Park Service Names New Superintendent The National Park Service has named a new superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in central Kentucky.The News-Enterprise reports Catherine Bragaw will start in the position on Nov. 10.National Park Service Southeast Regional Director Robert A. Vogel said in a statement that Bragaw’s passion for political…

Local Burning Ban Issued Includes Jackson County

Local Burning Ban Issued Includes Jackson County The recent dry spell is causing concerns for local county officials. Some parts of the state are in a moderate drought, and some counties are already dealing with forest fires.Floyd, Johnson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Lincoln, Magoffin, Pike and Whitley Counties issued burn bans on Monday. Jackson County…

Early Flu Cases In Laurel County

Early Flu Cases In Laurel County Laurel County Health Department officials say flu activity has been seen in other parts of the country early this year.Officials say there have already been reported cases and deaths. Those reported numbers only include lab-confirmed cases.Those cases came early this year, as the official flu season does not…

Enerblu Lawsuit Goes Forward

Enerblu Lawsuit Goes Forward A lawsuit filed against Enerblu executives asks that the failed battery manufacturing plant pay $30 million in compensatory and punitive damages, the Lexington-Herald Leader reports.The lawsuit was filed by Dapco LTO Investment, LLC., an investor group from Florida, and calls Enerblu “a bogus Eastern Kentucky battery plant that was never…