Ferry Services Reopening

Ferry Services Reopening One of two ferries that had closed due to mechanical issues has reopened.The Cave-in-Rock Ferry, which carries about 500 vehicles daily across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois, reopened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Kentucky transportation officials said.The Dorena-Hickman Ferry, which carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri,…

Move Over Law Awareness In KY

Move Over Law Awareness In KY State police in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky are shining a light on the Move Over law this week, all to help save lives. These states in our region are joining Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to educate drivers on their Move Over, Slow Down initiative.This law, existing in…

Hillside Theater Closed

Hillside Theater Closed Hillside Theater in Hazard said in a Facebook post Monday that the theater will close until further notice.The theater opened back up July 3rd after shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.When they opened back up, movie times were staggered to try to limit crowds and the theaters could only operate…

KY’s Unemployment Director Fired

KY’s Unemployment Director Fired Kentucky’s unemployment director was quietly fired in May as the state dealt with a record number of jobless claims due to the coronavirus pandemic.Office of Unemployment Insurance Director Muncie McNamara was fired May 5 “without cause,” four months after being hired, WFPL’s Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting reported, citing his…

Leslie County Land Purchase

Leslie County Land Purchase Recently the Leslie County fiscal court purchased nearly 100 acres of land.The spot is situated on reclaimed mine land in the county off of old Kentucky 80.”I’m really excited about it and like I said, I don’t think you could find a better location for all we’re wanting to squeeze…