Western KY University Going Tobacco-Free

Western KY University Going Tobacco-Free Western Kentucky University says it will begin the new year tobacco- and smoke-free.The school is banning tobacco and vaping products beginning Jan. 1 on all properties owned, operated, leased, occupied or controlled by Western.Public health Professor Cecilia Watkins said in a news release that the university works to provide…

Mild Earthquake Rocks KY

Mild Earthquake Rocks KY The U.S. Geological Survey detected an earthquake in Southern Kentucky on Saturday.The 2.7 magnitude quake hit around 12:40 p.m. about 13 miles east-northeast from Somerset and 30 miles south of Berea. Source: MG News Return to News

Whooping Cough In Some KY Schools

Whooping Cough In Some KY Schools Health officials have confirmed two cases of whooping cough at Kentucky schools.Lexington-Fayette County health officials said Friday that the latest case of the highly contagious respiratory disease whose medical name is pertussis was reported at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Republican Headliner Election Event In Louisville

Republican Headliner Election Event In Louisville Sarah Huckabee Sanders former White House press secretary praised Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for his willingness to absorb “a lot of heat for taking strong positions” as President Donald Trump’s former press secretary headlined a campaign event Monday aimed at firing up conservative voters in Kentucky.Sanders and U.S.…

Voters Names Returning To the Registration Rolls

Voters Names Returning To the Registration Rolls A Kentucky judge has ordered the State Board of Elections to return the names of about 175,000 voters to the regular voter rolls.Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate issued the ruling Monday in a lawsuit filed last week by the Kentucky Democratic Party. The lawsuit contends placing…

More Fish For KY Waterways

More Fish For KY Waterways The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources gave 15,000 blue catfish to boost fish populations in the Kentucky River.Acting Fisheries Director Paul Wilkes of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife says the donation from the neighboring state will restock catfish in areas where numbers are low but catfishing…

Blackjewel Miners Meeting Scheduled

Blackjewel Miners Meeting Scheduled A new meeting has been scheduled for unemployed Blackjewel miners.Attorney Ned Pillersdorf says the meeting will update miners on the process of negotiations and explain how to address creditor claim forms.The meeting is currently scheduled for Thursday, October 24th at the Appalachian Citizens Law Center in Whitesburg. Source:…