July Fourth Fireworks

July Fourth Fireworks The Fourth of July is just two weeks away. Ahead of holidays like Independence Day, it’s important to know your county’s rules and regulations for fireworks.In Kentucky, the state law says you cannot ignite fireworks within 200 feet of homes, vehicles, structures, or other people. Each county also has rules on…

Morgan County Rescue Squad

Morgan County Rescue Squad The Morgan County Rescue Squad received a big boost from the Judge-Executive’s office.On Monday, Morgan County Judge-Executive John Will Stacy presented a more than $49,000 check to the county’s rescue squad.Several members of the team were on hand for the check presentation.The money will be used for equipment and support…

Pikeville Landfill Expansion

Pikeville Landfill Expansion During a special Pike County Fiscal Court meeting recently, the court heard an update on the landfill expansion project from Tom Ramsey, project engineer for the project from Geosyntec Consultants.“Mr. Ramsey has worked on the permitting process for the landfill expansion,” said Pike Judge-Executive Ray Jones. “That permit was approved in…

Remembering A Bus Driver

Remembering A Bus Driver The Magoffin County school system is mourning the death of Brenda Prater.A Facebook post said Prater began working with the system in August of 1990 as a bus driver.“For over 30 years, she was an excellent and reliable employee who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved…

I-75 Road Construction

I-75 Road Construction Kentucky transportation officials are advising motorists of lane closures on Interstate 75 and state highways during this coming week.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet also says the Dorena-Hickman Ferry connecting the state with Missouri across the Mississippi River has resumed operating.Officials said ramp changes are planned for I-75 exit 15 in Whitley County…

Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian Safety In the U.S., a pedestrian is killed every 84 seconds in a roadway-related incident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.With the weather heating up and kids out of school, more people could be out near roadways. Because of this, health and safety experts are reminding everyone of the necessary precautions…