Beshear Sets Special Elections

Beshear Sets Special Elections Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear set special elections to fill two vacancies in the state House that occurred when Reps. Rocky Adkins and Dennis Keene joined Beshear’s administration, the governor’s office said Thursday.The elections in Districts 67 and 99 are set for Feb. 25. Political parties will nominate candidates. The filing…

ATV’s Stolen In Letcher County

ATV’s Stolen In Letcher County In just one week, three four-wheelers were stolen from homes in Letcher County. Two of them were in the McRoberts community on the same day. One of the thefts took just 27 seconds.”They tied a strap to it and pulled it down the road in a pickup truck,” said…

Winter Bird-Watching Event Planned

Winter Bird-Watching Event Planned Friends of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is planning its winter bird-watching event in West Tennessee near western Kentucky.The Wings of Winter Birding Festival is held over much of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley region in an area that is home to over 300 bird species. About 200 of…

Former Somerset Mayor Passes Away

Former Somerset Mayor Passes Away Former Somerset mayor JP Wiles died on December 26th, 2019 after a prolonged illness.The Commonwealth Journal in Somerset reports Wiles was 85 years old and served as the mayor of Somerset for two terms, from 1999 to 2007.When reflecting on his time as mayor, Wiles often said SomerSplash water…