Hands-Free Driving

Hands-Free Driving In addition to Kentucky State Troopers working to keep the roads safe from distracted drivers, Kentucky lawmakers are also considering proposed legislation that would tighten state law and push to become a hands-free state regarding personal communication devices.Rep. James Tipton, R-Taylorsville, testified before the Interim Joint Committee on Transportation in November about…

Estill County Auditor

Estill County Auditor A recently released document from State Auditor Mike Harmon’s office found one Eastern Kentucky county clerk is “not fulfilling her duties as an elected county official”. It shows Estill County’s Jennifer Carter is not meeting mandatory reporting and other statutory requirements as required by law.Some of the issues mentioned in the…

Social Workers Raise

Social Workers Raise Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday announced a 10% pay raise for Kentucky’s social service workers, hoping to halt the loss of frontline employees demoralized by low salaries and bulging caseloads.The pay increase takes effect Dec. 16 for social workers and family support staff, the governor said. It’s the result of an…

Pike County Health Services

Pike County Health Services A new facility in Pike County is bringing mental and physical health care under the same roof.“We really felt like there was a need here to help the folks in the community,” said MCCC Southeast Kentucky Director Adam Maggard.Mountain Comprehensive Care Center opened a new center and HomePlace Clinic in…

Perry County Fair Board

Perry County Fair Board In partnership with the City of Hazard, Dajcor Aluminum INC. presented $25,000 to the Perry County Fair Board Wednesday.The money went towards paying for the recently installed ice-skating rink at the Triangle Park and the upcoming Christmas in a Small-Town event.Perry County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander said these types of relationships…