Keeping The Mural

Keeping The Mural Award-winning Kentucky writer Wendell Berry and his wife sued the University of Kentucky on Monday to try to stop the removal of a mural that has been the object of protest for its depictions of Black people and Native Americans.University President Eli Capilouto announced last month that the mural would be…

KY Schools Reopening Plan

KY Schools Reopening Plan School leaders in Kentucky are working on plans for reopening in the fall.Many school systems across the Commonwealth plan on reopening in August after students finished the last two months of the 2019 school year learning at home.A virtual meeting of the Superintendents Advisory Council is planned soon. What they…

Hazard Businessman Passes Away

Hazard Businessman Passes Away Greg Wells, the Hazard businessman who helped shape Leslie Resources and 1st Trust bank, died suddenly at the age of 59 on Sunday.Greg was 21 when he and four friends founded Leslie Resources, which grew into one of the largest employers in the region and one of the most successful…

Care Center Grant

Care Center Grant Senator Mitch McConnell has announced that the U.S. Department of Labor gave a $210,960 grant to the Mountains Comprehensive Care Center in Eastern Kentucky.The funds were awarded to assist veterans in parts of Eastern and Central Kentucky.“Supporting our service members and veterans is the least our nation can do for those…