KY State Representative Wilson Stone Will Retire

KY State Representative Wilson Stone Will Retire Kentucky state Rep. Wilson Stone has announced his eventual retirement.The Bowling Green Daily News reported Wednesday that Stone will leave office at the end of his current term, which ends in 2021. The Democrat announced last year that he’d been diagnosed with a brain tumor after having…

KY’s Child Poverty Rate Dips

KY’s Child Poverty Rate Dips Though Kentucky’s child poverty rate continues to outpace the national average, the overall rate has dropped in recent years, a new study shows.Nearly half of the state’s children in 2017 lived in low-income households, according to the Kentucky Youth Advocates 2019 County Data Book, an annual report released Tuesday…

Issuing New Real IDs

Issuing New Real IDs A Kentucky transportation official says the state plans to set up 12 regional offices to issue special driver’s licenses that will be needed in less than a year to board domestic airline flights.Media outlets report that the transportation official, Matt Henderson, told state lawmakers on Monday that the state eventually…

Lee County Now Safe Sanctuary Area

Lee County Now Safe Sanctuary Area The Lee County Board of Supervisors voted to make Lee County, Virginia a Second Amendment sanctuary Tuesday night.The vote came one day after the Lee County Sheriff’s Office posted to Facebook, promising Second Amendment rights would not be infringed.Lee County Supervisor Nathan Cope said that the vote to…

New National Wildlife Refuge

New National Wildlife Refuge Federal officials plan to announce a new national wildlife refuge in western Kentucky.A statement from the U.S. Department of the Interior says Secretary David Bernhardt and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will join other dignitaries Friday in Henderson to announce the Green River National Wildlife Refuge.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…

Resolving Water Issues

Resolving Water Issues After years of treading through issues with its water quality and rates, the Martin County Water District announced a new plan that aims to bring stability to the community.“I mean, I’ve been in this fight since 2000,” said concerned citizen Nina McCoy. “So, I’ve been trying to get the citizens’ voices…