Coal Mine Clean-Up

Coal Mine Clean-Up The cleanup and reclaiming of coal mines in seven Appalachian states will cost billions, and Kentucky and West Virginia have the largest bills coming due, according to an environmental group’s new report.Total reclamation liability for the two states is between $4.1 and $5.8 billion, with less than half of that covered…

Mask Mandate Repeal Act

Mask Mandate Repeal Act Kentucky’s junior senator introduced legislation on Wednesday that, if passed, would get rid of masks on public transportation.The senate version of the bill, dubbed the Travel Mask Mandate Repeal Act of 2021, is currently co-sponsored by Indiana Senator Mike Braun, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, Kansas Senator Roger Marshall and Mississippi…

Unemployment Insurance System

Unemployment Insurance System Concerns about cybersecurity have led the state of Kentucky to extend its search for a company to modernize its pandemic-stressed unemployment insurance system, Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration said Wednesday.The need for additional safeguards against hackers means the state will go through a rebidding process, said Jill Midkiff, a spokeswoman for the…

Bell County Scam

Bell County Scam Deputies with the Bell County Sheriff’s Department are warning of a new scam in their county.On Wednesday, deputies responded to a call of an individual claiming to be from WellCare.Police say the person drives a regular car with no official markings on it and tries to obtain your personal information.Sheriff Mitch…

Traffic Switch On The Mountain Parkway

Traffic Switch On The Mountain Parkway The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising drivers of a traffic switch on the Mountain Parkway, as crews with the Mountain Parkway Expansion project prepare to open another four-lane section of the Parkway.Beginning today traffic moving westbound will moved to the newly paved westbound lanes at mile point 65…

Hoskins Cemetery To Move

Hoskins Cemetery To Move The Clay County Fiscal Court held a meeting recently to discuss the Clay County School Board proposal to move the Hoskins Cemetery to another location.The resolution passed and now goes to the state to apply for the required permits to move those who are buried there.The proposal started back in…