Teacher Shortage Solution

Teacher Shortage Solution With a 37% drop in teachers leaving the profession in Kentucky that’s faster than the rate of students finishing degrees in education.For those anxious to become teachers, a new program between two Kentucky colleges will fast-track education majors into their own classroom.“The teacher shortage is huge,” said Melanie Williamson, an academic…

Mine Made Adventure Park

Mine Made Adventure Park Representative Hal Rogers was in Knott County this morning for a groundbreaking event at Mine Made Adventure Park.The new facilities will be a multi-purpose building, campground sites and cabins.Rogers joined state and local officials in the 60,000 acre park to celebrate the groundbreaking.“This project is about so much more than…

Federal Fraud Charges

Federal Fraud Charges A Lawrence County Attorney and his wife, who were originally indicted for federal fraud charges in 2021, pleaded guilty on Tuesday.According to court documents, Michael and Joy Hogan motioned for re-arraignment, instead of going to trial.“Because the Defendants’ motions demonstrate their intent to plead guilty rather than proceed to trial, the…

Partnering With Space X

Partnering With Space X Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) recently announced a partnership with SpaceX through a grant with the Kentucky Department for Public Health Office of Health Equity.The two organizations launched a pilot project in rural Bell County.30 homes in the county will be receiving broadband through Starlink.The goal is to have everything…

Leslie County Bridge Repair

Leslie County Bridge Repair Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said a bridge replacement project would be starting soon in Leslie County.The project will be replacing Asher’s Cam Road Bridge, which is located off KY 1780.Replacement work is scheduled to start Monday, March 28 and last until May 6.KYTC officials said a temporary diversion…

KY School Bus Cameras

KY School Bus Cameras Lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that could put more cameras on Kentucky school buses.“The bill that is before you today is a bill that will address people who blow past a school bus without any regard of what may happen by their actions,” Representative Brandon Smith said.House Bill 221…