Limiting Pardon Powers

Limiting Pardon Powers Responding to an outcry over former Gov. Matt Bevin’s flurry of last-minute pardons, the Kentucky Senate advanced a proposed constitutional change Wednesday to prevent his successors from doing the same thing in their final days in office. Source: MG News Return to News

Taxing Vaping Products

Taxing Vaping Products The Kentucky House voted Wednesday to create a tax on vaping products and increase taxes on snuff and chewing tobacco.The bill passed the House on a 75-17 vote and now goes to the Senate, media outlets reported.It’s estimated to raise $50 million of new tax revenue over the next two fiscal…

Pizza Lunch For Lydia’s House

Pizza Lunch For Lydia’s House In Benham is Addiction Recovery Care’s ‘Lydia’s House’, a recovery center for women.Wednesday, Letcher County District Court Judge Kevin Mullins, along with Hunt Brothers District Manager Tim Fields, donated a pizza lunch to the women at the center.”That truly means a lot because a lot of things go unnoticed…

KY Sunglass Company Adds Jobs

KY Sunglass Company Adds Jobs A Kentucky sunglasses provider is expanding with a $400,000 investment and plans to add 38 full-time jobs.S. Rays Inc., which is headquartered in Simpsonville and operates under the name Shady Rays, will add managerial staff and expand its distribution operations, according to a news release from Gov. Andy Beshear…

Hazard Schools Take Time Off

Hazard Schools Take Time Off School officials with Hazard Independent Schools decided on Wednesday to close for Thursday and Friday citing low attendance.Superintendent Sondra Combs said attendance has been very low for the past couple of days.”It dropped way below the 90 percent that we try to aim for,” said Combs.Officials decided it was…