Gubernatorial Candidates Face-Off

Gubernatorial Candidates Face-Off With barely a month left before their election showdown, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear are set to meet in a high-stakes forum in western Kentucky.The rivals will square off at Thursday’s event in Paducah, where they’ll take questions from a media panel.After weeks of exchanging attacks on…

Daniel Boone National Forest Fire

Daniel Boone National Forest Fire Fire officials in Kentucky say they are battling a 400-acre (162-hectare) blaze in the Daniel Boone National Forest.News outlets report the fire began several days ago in Pulaski County on forest land west of the Rockcastle River and could take several more days to extinguish.Leif Meadows with the U.S.…

Job Fair Planned In Martin County

Job Fair Planned In Martin County A “Mega Job Fair” filled the Jenny Wiley State Park Conference Center Wednesday, bringing more than 30 businesses together on a mission to fill hundreds of job openings.While the jobs were a large focus of the day, the job fair, hosted by Big Sandy Area Community Action, was…

Flu Cases Popping Up In Eastern KY

Flu Cases Popping Up In Eastern KY Health officials have already seen several cases of the flu in Perry County.154 cases of the flu have been reported in Kentucky.”We have actually seen the flu since the beginning of school,” said Cris Rush the district health coordinator with Perry County Schools.Although cases are present now,…

Blackjewel Miners May Soon Get Paid

Blackjewel Miners May Soon Get Paid The Blackjewel saga may soon come to a close for former miners.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a proposed offer from attorneys representing the coal company could provide pay for hundreds of former Blackjewel employees, if accepted by the courts.The deal would provide $5.5 million in backpay. It must first…

Chris Stapleton Plans KY Fundraising Performance

Chris Stapleton Plans KY Fundraising Performance Country singer Chris Stapleton, a native of Paintsville in Eastern KY says he’s holding a benefit concert in central Kentucky next spring.Stapleton plans a concert on April 25 at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field in Lexington. He said in a statement on Wednesday that he’ll share the…