July 4th Fireworks Happening In Prestonsburg

July 4th Fireworks Happening In Prestonsburg The Fourth of July firework celebration will go on as scheduled in Prestonsburg, according to city officials.Mayor Les Stapleton said, “It’s going to be a show that you don’t want to miss.”Some of the fireworks that will be featured have been customized for the city.”In that 20 to…

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Reopening

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Reopening The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace here in Kentucky is increasing visitor access and services this week with guidance from government health officials about the coronavirus pandemic.The park at Hodgenville reopened access Monday to its visitors center, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.Access will remain closed to the visitors center bookstore,…

COVID-19 KY Recovery Update

COVID-19 KY Recovery Update Officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department said out of the 40 cases they had in their district, 39 of those people have recovered.The KRDHD’s coverage area includes Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry and Wolfe Counties.The lone case without a recovery yet is in Perry County, where there…

Education In The Fall

Education In The Fall Daily, education and public health officials are moving ahead in unchartered territory as they try to come to a consensus on whether to safely open schools in the fall or offer families more of the at-home education that public schools have operated under since Kentucky schools stopped in-person learning in…

Breonna Taylor Go Fund Me

Breonna Taylor Go Fund Me The GoFundMe page created by Breonna Taylor’s family has reached a new milestone as over $5 million has been donated.Breonna’s aunt created the page on June 3. Since then, more than 180 thousand people have made a donation to support the family.According to the GoFundMe Page, donations will go…

Removing A Statue

Removing A Statue Acting with court approval, a work crew removed a Confederate statue on Monday from a prominent location in Kentucky’s largest city. Crews dismantled the John Breckenridge Castleman monument from Cherokee Triangle, according to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Shortly after all that remained was a bare pedestal. The decisive action followed a…

Absentee Ballot Requests

Absentee Ballot Requests Nearly half a million Kentuckians have requested an absentee ballot for this month’s primary.The secretary of state’s office says that is about 14 percent of registered voters.Up in Fayette County, about 27 percent of voters have requested an absentee ballot, and you have until June 15th to request one.Those ballots will…