KY Man Saves Bald Eagle

KY Man Saves Bald Eagle A Kentucky man participating in an annual bird-watching hike helped rescue an injured bald eagle recently according to the Courier Journal. Eric Nally was participating in the Christmas Bird Count at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, about a half hour south of Louisville, when he spotted the eagle…

KY Republican Lawmakers Ready To Work

KY Republican Lawmakers Ready To Work Republican lawmakers in Kentucky are ready to put their own imprint on policymaking.Republicans begin this year’s legislative session in an increasingly dominant position after expanding their House and Senate supermajorities in the 2020 election.They wield the power to override any gubernatorial veto.That means GOP lawmakers will be able…

Arresting A Floyd County Truck Thief

Arresting A Floyd County Truck Thief The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office announced in a Facebook post that Eric Newsome, identified through several anonymous tips, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after troopers found him with the stolen truck.The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Pikeville Police Department and KSP. Source:…

Appalachian Wireless Arena Cost

Appalachian Wireless Arena Cost While discussing its 2019-20 audit report on Dec. 28, the Pikeville Exposition Center Corporation Board of Directors revealed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Appalachian Wireless Arena in 2020.The City of Pikeville Exposition Center Corporation Board of Directors met during a special meeting to approve its 2019-20 audit…

Waiting For Unemployment Benefits

Waiting For Unemployment Benefits Thousands of Kentuckians whose unemployment benefits expired the day after Christmas may wait weeks before seeing their next payment as the state switches over to the new benefits extension recently passed by the federal government.Despite the passing of the new coronavirus relief bill, which extended unemployment benefits for those laid…

Vaccinating More Kentuckians

Vaccinating More Kentuckians Doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being shipped across the country.Kentucky has received more than 107,000 with nearly 29,000 of those administered to frontline healthcare workers and long term care facilities in Phase 1A of distribution.The next phase includes people 70 and older, K-12 school personnel, and first responders.…

Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower Space lovers and those looking towards the new year will get a nice treat. 2021 is starting off with the peak of the Quadrantids meteor shower.CBS News reports that NASA calls it one of the “best annual meteor showers” that can be seen January 2 into January 3.According to NASA, the Quadrantids…

Governor Beshear Likes Larger Payments

Governor Beshear Likes Larger Payments Kentucky’s Democratic governor has made a pointed plea for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, saying the larger direct payments would pump an extra $5 billion into the state’s virus-damaged economy.Gov. Andy Beshear sided Tuesday with those wanting to go bigger as the U.S. Senate weighs whether to more than triple…