Earthquak Triggered Curious 911 Calls

Earthquak Triggered Curious 911 Calls As hundreds wondered what caused their homes and businesses to shake during Monday’s earthquakes, Whitley County 911 was busy taking all the curious calls. The 3.8 magnitude earthquake caught the attention of the majority of Southern Kentucky. WKYT reports Whitley County 911 took in dozens of calls. The U.S.…

Lawmakers Sponsoring Tax Increase

Lawmakers Sponsoring Tax Increase A Kentucky lawmaker has sponsored a bill that would increase the state sales tax. Rep. John Sims Jr., D-Flemingsburg, pre-filed House Bill 28 last year. The bill would raise the sales tax in the state to 8 percent on or after Jan. 1, 2021. The bill would increase some property…

Nerve Agent Destruction

Nerve Agent Destruction The Blue Grass Army Depot has started destroying nerve agent stored at the facility. More than 500 tons of chemical weapons are being housed on the compound. The weapons are destroyed through a two-step process called neutralization, followed by supercritical water oxidation. Automated machines take the weapons apart, drain the chemicals,…

$35 million state loan Advancing

million state loan Advancing Kentucky lawmakers have started advancing a proposed $35 million state loan to help the University of Louisville with its purchase of Jewish Hospital. The measure cleared the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee with bipartisan support Tuesday. The bill has plenty of political clout behind it. Its lead sponsors are Republican…

Fire Alarm Grant

Fire Alarm Grant A $40,000 grant from the American Electric Power Foundation is helping make hundreds of homes across Eastern Kentucky safer.”It’s amazing what all people don’t realize they need a smoke detector. They have no idea,” said Debbie Rainier, the executive director of the American Red Cross Eastern Kentucky Chapter.The grant is funding…

Proposed Sales Tax Increase

Proposed Sales Tax Increase For Kentucky consumers, there’s a chance that shopping might be a little more expensive in a little over a year.Rep. John Sims Jr. (D-Flemingsburg) is sponsoring a bill that would raise sales tax to eight percent starting January 2021. If it passes, it would be the first sales tax increase…

Earthquake In Kentucky

Earthquake In Kentucky A magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit along the Kentucky-Tennessee border region Monday aftrnoon. This is believed to be the strongest earthquake felt in southeastern Kentucky since 2012. That one was a 4.3 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of that quake was eight miles west of Whitesburg, near the Blackey community of…