Red River Gorge Development

Red River Gorge Development Red River Economic Development has started a fundraising campaign as they continue to push their concerns over a resort development for the Red River Gorge.The proposal was first discussed nearly three years ago, and includes a restaurant, distillery and room for live performances.They are looking for $60,000 to fund studies…

Education Lawsuit

Education Lawsuit Then, the board overseeing Kentucky’s largest school district has filed a lawsuit over legislation passed this year that would shift some authority from the panel to the superintendent.Jefferson County’s board of education said Monday that it sued state Education Commissioner Jason Glass in Jefferson County Circuit Court to block portions of the…

Educators Meet

Educators Meet The Interim Joint Committee on Education met in Frankfort this week to discuss the state’s teacher shortage.Kentucky Education Commissioner Dr. Jason Glass said the shortage will get worse if lawmakers don’t act.Dr. Glass told lawmakers that even though alternative teaching programs like Teach For America help address the shortage, the biggest focus…

Honor Flight Kentucky

Honor Flight Kentucky Honor Flight Kentucky has been flying veterans from Lexington to DC to recognize them for their service. But this weekend, there’s a change with recognizing women veterans.For the first time ever, Honor Flight Kentucky will take off for the nation’s capital with only women on board. The weekend trip will be…

Kentucky Tourism

Kentucky Tourism Kentucky tourism directors are already seeing an uptick in crowds at events and a sense of getting back to normal for the first time in two years.“So far this year, it’s done really well as far as the turnout, the kids are all there, people smiling, people are hugging again,” Tim Parks,…

National Get Outdoors Day

National Get Outdoors Day The Daniel Boone National Forest is waiving fees at recreation sites in honor of National Get Outdoors Day.Fees won’t be collected at forest-operated recreation sites on Saturday, a statement from the U.S. Forest Service said. The waiver does not apply to concession-operated sites and reserve group-use areas.The day was established…

Telephone Wire Thieves

Telephone Wire Thieves GPS tracking helped to track two men from Bell County who’ve been arrested, charged with attempting to steal telephone wire.Just after 4:00 p.m. Monday, Bell County dispatchers received a call from AT&T representatives regarding phone company staff tracking freshly cut phone line.AT&T representatives said the line had been cut in the…

Car Stores Vandalized

Car Stores Vandalized This past weekend, Walters GM Automall and McCoy Motorsports were both reportedly vandalized.On the Walters GM Facebook page, a post, with pictures of the man who reportedly vandalized the property, asked people in the area to contact the business with any information.If you recognize the man, you can call 606-268-9489 or…

Grateful Threadz Open

Grateful Threadz Open After being closed for two years because of the pandemic, the Christian Appalachian Project has reopened its thrift store in Mount Vernon.The store, Grateful Threadz, has been a staple in the Mount Vernon community since the doors first opened in 2008. The COVID-19 pandemic forced them to close their doors in…

Blood Donations

Blood Donations According to state health officials there are many blood donations in Southern Kentucky in the O negative category and with the Kentucky Blood Center serving 70 hospitals donation centers like the new location in Corbin help keep supply in stock.”We like to have a three day supply of blood on our shelves…