Distracted Driving Law

Distracted Driving Law Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky State Police are shining a light on the distracted driving law to help save lives.“Anything that you’re doing in the vehicle that results in a crash or causes you to make a moving violation, the distracted driving law actually enhances the original citation,” Sgt. Kevin Kobi…

No-Knock Warrants Limited

No-Knock Warrants Limited No-knock warrants are being limited in Kentucky.Gov. Andy Beshear signed Senate Bill 4, which is a justice reform measure aimed at protecting both police and the public. At least one local law enforcement agency already decided to strike out this strategy.The bill is one of three signed Friday by Gov. Beshear.…

Urging Vaccine Sign-Up

Urging Vaccine Sign-Up Gov. Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians to sign up for thousands of open vaccination appointments next week, warning that the state is in a race to head off the threat from COVID-19 variants.At least 16,000 appointments are still open for COVID-19 shots next week in several Kentucky communities, the governor said…

AppalachiaCorps

AppalachiaCorps A paid summer internship program is set to launch this summer called AppalachiaCorps.The two to four-month internship program is designed to help students who are driven and want to serve their community. This internship opportunity will help them learn and research in Eastern Kentucky and the greater Appalachian region. Officials says students will…

Governor’s School For Entrepreneurs

Governor’s School For Entrepreneurs The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs will add a second summer session this year to accommodate increasing demand, Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said.The program allows Kentucky high school students to focus on product innovation during a three-week residential program. Teams of students develop a business model, design a prototype and pitch…

Beshear Vetoes Disclosure Bill

Beshear Vetoes Disclosure Bill Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has vetoed a bill that would have shielded an array of information about judges, police and prosecutors from public scrutiny in the state.The measure passed shortly before the legislative session ended and had drawn a backlash from open-records advocates.The governor’s veto kills the measure this year,…

KY Boy Fatally Shot

KY Boy Fatally Shot A Kentucky boy has been fatally shot in an apparent hunting accident, a coroner said.The 11-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the face Wednesday night while hunting alone near his home, Christian County Coroner Scott Daniel told WKRN-TV. He was pronounced dead from the injuries, the coroner said. The boy’s…

Licking River Bridge

Licking River Bridge The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking public comments on improvements planned for the Licking River Bridge that connects Covington and Newport.A virtual meeting will be held April 20 to provide an overview of the project and to get public feedback, transportation officials said in a statement. Officials are studying various options…

Allergy Season

Allergy Season If you’re sniffling and sneezing from seasonal allergies lately you’re not alone.Climate Central scientists have studied how longer growing seasons and higher levels of carbon dioxide in the air lead to more pollen from plants and that can exacerbate allergies as well as asthma.The Centers for Disease Control says some good habits…

KY Mask Mandate

KY Mask Mandate Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Wednesday that Governor Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 orders, including the mask mandate, are still legal and in effect despite lawmakers’ passage of House Joint Resolution 77.HJR77 ends all executive orders, administrative regulations, or other directives from the governor. The resolution would also “prohibit the Governor…