Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 516,000 visitors to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2021 spent $47.9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 643 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $69.2 million.To learn more about…

West KY Farmer Relief

West KY Farmer Relief Due to the looss of the Mayfield grain elevator in the tornadoe surge loast December farmers in western Kentucky are getting some relief. Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that up to $3.25 million will help farmers continue to grow and process grains. Funds are from the Team West Kentucky Tornado…

Aluminum Company Halting Production

Aluminum Company Halting Production A large aluminum plant in Kentucky is temporarily halting production and laying off more than 600 workers due to rising energy costs.Century Aluminum has announced plans to shut down its Hawesville smelter for 9 to 12 months starting in August. The plant, with about 628 workers, is the second-largest employer…

Pardoned KY Man Facing Charges

Pardoned KY Man Facing Charges A Kentucky man pardoned by former Gov. Matt Bevin, who said the man will do “great things with his life,” is facing assault and strangulation charges.The Kentucky Enquirer reports 20-year-old Johiem Bandy, of Covington, is charged with strangulation, assault and second-degree criminal mischief for incidents that happened in March…

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety With the Fourth of July nearly here officials are issuing a reminder on firework safety.”The sparkler’s that everyone likes to give the little kids, they burn somewhere between 18 hundred and two thousand degrees,” says Fire Marshal Tracey Key said. ”These things can hurt you in a moment’s notice, and turn your…

Perry County Trail System

Perry County Trail System A trail system that was developed just in the last five years is now being used by mountain bikers from across the Commonwealth. Ben Braman is the designer and builder behind the Perry County Trail System. He says in partnership with the Perry County Trail System, the Bluegrass Mountain Cup…