Mining Accident Death Report

Mining Accident Death Report Two dozen people died in mining accidents in the U.S. last year, the lowest nationwide total ever recorded, according to the Department of Labor.Among them were 11 deaths in coal mines, including four in West Virginia and four in Kentucky, according to data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.…

Immigration Discussion In Kentucky

Immigration Discussion In Kentucky A Republican-backed bill to ban sanctuary policies by most public agencies in Kentucky started advancing after an emotional hearing Thursday. Opponents predicted the measure would spread fear among immigrants despite assurances that there’s no cause for concern.The measure – plunging Kentucky lawmakers into the immigration issue – cleared the Senate…

Controlling The Asian Carp

Controlling The Asian Carp Federal and state officials will use an experimental fishing method next month at Kentucky Lake in an attempt to reduce the infestation of Asian carp.The three-week joint effort by federal and state Fish And Wildlife officials and the Tennessee Valley Authority will begin on Monday.Officials said public boating access to…

University Of Kentucky Cancels China Travel

University Of Kentucky Cancels China Travel The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus from China. Chinese officials report nearly 8,000 cases including 170 deaths as of Thursday evening.In the US, federal officials confirmed the first “person to person” case in Illinois. The spread of the disease has some taking…

Shelter Lacks Funding

Shelter Lacks Funding Open Arms Animal Shelter in Louisa, owned and operated by the Lawrence County Humane Society, is out of funding.They rely on public donations to pay for electric bills, veterinarian bills, and the facility’s maintenance.“It’s like rags to riches for these animals. So my hope is that people will fall in love…

Damage Done To Local Forests

Damage Done To Local Forests The U.S. Forest Service is seeing an increase in illegal activity that is damaging national forest lands across southwest Virginia and is asking for the public’s help in reporting such incidents.The Clinch Ranger District of the Washington & Jefferson National Forests says incidents of vandalism, littering, and illegal off-roading…