Downtown Jackson Street Closures

Downtown Jackson Street Closures In order to help alleviate water issues in downtown Jackson, officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be closing a street in order to run a fire hose through the city.KYTC will be closing KY-2472, also known as College Avenue, through downtown Jackson in order to allow city officials to…

Death Penalty And Mental Illness

Death Penalty And Mental Illness Efforts to ban applying Kentucky’s death penalty to some people with severe mental illnesses have run into resistance, but the bill mustered just enough votes to be sent to the full state Senate.The measure was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 6-4 vote Thursday. That leaves it…

New Unemployment Call Center

New Unemployment Call Center It’s been one year since the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire world around, prompting a slew of issues ranging from hospitals at capacity, people’s loved ones being infected, businesses shutting down and employees being laid off.Governor Andy Beshear announced this week a new Kentucky call center will be opened…

Constable Training

Constable Training Future constables would have to receive professional law enforcement training before wielding police powers under a bill passed by the Kentucky House.The bill would not apply to current constables. It would require people assuming the role starting in 2023 to receive certification like other law enforcement officers before exercising such police powers…

Prestonsburg Thefts Solved

Prestonsburg Thefts Solved Prestonsburg Police believe they have solved a rash of recent thefts, after arresting a man who they say had a stolen handgun in his possession. Police had been investigating a series of car break-in, burglary and prowler complaints in the Lancer neighborhood. Items taken in the spree included tools, guitars and…