Coal Mine Case

Coal Mine Case While their attorneys say none of them were personally involved, federal prosecutors in Kentucky have ended their case against four former coal company executives.A former safety director testified Monday about how he attempted to cheat underground safety rules.The former Armstrong Coal officials are accused of ordering workers to skirt dust sampling…

Estill County Road Closure

Estill County Road Closure While it will be open in the winter, officials say a bridge over the Kentucky River in Estill County is expected to close after Thanksgiving for repair work.A statement from the Kentucky Transportation Department said that drivers who use the Highway 52 Kentucky River bridge in Irvine should make plans…

Opioid Policy Fellow

Opioid Policy Fellow State Representative Derek Lewis was recently chosen to serve as an Opioid Policy Fellow for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).He will be one of 20 state lawmakers working to combat opioid addiction and overdoses across the United States.My goal is to give the Bluegrass the tools to fight back,…

Food Bank Help

Food Bank Help One day after a central Kentucky food bank was devastated by a fire, help has arrived.The fire destroyed a lot of food about to be distributed to Garrard County residents, including 300 to 400 hundred senior citizens but help has shown up.When word got out of the fire, others rushed to…

Economic Projects

Economic Projects Governor Andy Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers have announced that more than $9 million in Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Program funds are being allocated to economic development projects in ten Eastern Kentucky counties.“When completed, these projects will help support local communities and spur economic growth in Martin, Letcher, Floyd, Leslie,…