Adding To KY Natural Areas Registry

Adding To KY Natural Areas Registry The Abbey of Gethsemani has been added to the Kentucky Natural Areas Registry, officials said.The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves said in a statement on Wednesday that it was recognizing the abbey’s historic stewardship of more than 1,500 acres of land in Nelson County.The designation is voluntary and…

Beshear Faces Budget Shortfall

Beshear Faces Budget Shortfall Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear faces a budget shortfall estimated to exceed $1 billion as he prepares a state spending plan to submit to lawmakers early next year, according to a memo from outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration.The memo from Bevin’s budget director, John Chilton, said additional funding will be needed…

Paying For College Students Loan Debt

Paying For College Students Loan Debt U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load engulfing college students by allowing families to use their retirement savings to pay off their loans.The Kentucky Republican introduced federal legislation late Monday that would allow students to dip into retirement accounts to help pay for college…

Leakage Produces Water Outage

Leakage Produces Water Outage According to the Southern Water and Sewer District, several people in the Estill and Wayland communities of Floyd County are without water.“The affected service area right now is right outside of Wayland. It’s the part of Wayland area, Estill Bottom, Steel Creek, and Mill Creek,” said Special Projects Manager for…

New Administation Making Appointments

New Administation Making Appointments Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron has made appointments of two attorneys to lead his criminal and civil divisions.Cameron announced Wednesday that Amy Burke will serve as an assistant deputy attorney general overseeing the office’s criminal justice matters.Burke is currently chief prosecutor for the Kenton County Attorney’s office.Cameron earlier this week…

Challenging Winter Driving In Eastern KY

Challenging Winter Driving In Eastern KY Winter in Eastern Kentucky presents many hazards especially rockslides. A winter with many freezes and thaw cycles can cause many across the region.”We know we have a few trouble spots,” said H.B. Elkins the spokesperson for the department of highways district 10.Elkins said last winter was one of…