Booker Wants to Run Again

Booker Wants to Run Again Former Kentucky State representative Charles Booker has indicated he’s “strongly considering” running for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2022.Booker previously ran for a Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate primaries back in 2020, facing off against Amy McGrath in challenging then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath won…

Helping Johnson County, KY Families

Helping Johnson County, KY Families Seeing a need to get supplies to the community, officials in Johnson County decided to do something about it.“We opened last Saturday around noon and since then, we have been able like, we have seen at least 30 families a day,” Rebecca Clay said.The Johnson County Relief Center was…

Spending Pandemic Money In KY

Spending Pandemic Money In KY Lawmakers have unveiled a state budget plan that stakes out their authority over how Kentucky spends the next infusion of federal pandemic relief.Kentucky’s government is expected to receive about $2.4 billion in federal aid. The budget bill includes language giving the GOP-led legislature “express authority” over how the money…

Hay Donations

Hay Donations Estill County Sheriff Chris Flynn said the sheriff’s office helped escort farmers through the county who were dropping off hay donations.On Saturday, those hay donations went to farmers in Estill and Lee Counties.“I would like to personally thank each and every one of you that has donated, organized, and volunteered to help…

Delegating Emergency Powers

Delegating Emergency Powers Quick action in the Kentucky House and Senate Friday affirmed Governor Beshear’s executive order last month for winter storm relief. Pikeville Senator Phillip Wheeler said the votes in both chambers Friday demonstrate the legislature can delegate emergency powers quickly and effectively.“We as the legislature will soon adjourn, but while we are…