Trail System

Trail System In hopes of bumping up interest in adventure tourism, The First Frontier Appalachian Trail System is making connections, starting with the first link in Floyd County.The Floyd County Fiscal Court signed a lease and license agreement with the trail system Wednesday, kicking off the first official link for a project that began…

Water Bill Rate Increase

Water Bill Rate Increase Typical monthly water bills for a Kentucky water district will increase to almost $70 a month beginning April 1.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Kentucky Public Service Commission approved the rate increase for Martin County this week.Representatives of the water district had originally requested $56.04 for 4,000 gallons a month at…

Teen Dies In Pulaski County Fire

Teen Dies In Pulaski County Fire Officials are telling news outlets a teenager is dead following an early morning house fire in Pulaski County. Apparently, the coroner’s office was called to a home on Dry Branch Road near Somerset around 4 a.m. Thursday. The victim, who died in the fire, was 16 years old.…

Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer Prevention Month February is National Cancer Prevention Month, which is a time dedicated to bringing awareness to the importance of preventative measures.The American Association for Cancer Research says 40% of all diagnosed cancers and nearly half of the deaths from cancer in the U.S. are caused by things that could have been prevented.Dr.…

COVID Testing Scam

COVID Testing Scam The Federal Trade Commission says the short supply of COVID at home testing kits has opened the door for potential scams, with fraudsters targeting your money and your peace of mind.“They don’t have the product they’re advertising. Very often, it’s just to scam, to separate you from your money and your…

Burn Ban

Burn Ban The Johnson County Judge Executive Mark McKenzie issued an executive order banning all outdoor burning effective immediately.McKenzie said the decision was due to current and predicted weather conditions.The ban is in effect until Friday, February 18.McKenize says he is cautioning everyone to compley with the order to preserve johnson County’s timber resources.…

Tax Rate Reductions

Tax Rate Reductions On Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear announced ways to help families and businesses as inflation continues to spike.Gov. Beshear and State Representative Angie Hatton spoke at a Wednesday news conference to lay out plans to offer financial relief.During the news conference, Gov. Beshear signed an executive order for 1% savings in vehicle…