Helping In Louisiana

Helping In Louisiana Kentucky based teams are deploying to areas in Louisiana hit hard by Hurricane Ida.And they’re already making plans to help in Mississippi, too.“The 10-foot number is a devastating number because we know what that looks like in that area. Sadly, Louisiana is a state EDS is very familiar with,” said Emergency…

Real Estate Cooling In KY

Real Estate Cooling In KY The real estate market is showing signs it’s cooling off Relators report an eight perent decrease from last year.Realtors said the hot housing market is changing, but still strong. Rick Pannell, a real estate broker with Team Pannell Real Estate, said months of record-breaking home sales and low inventory…

Pike County Schools Quarantined

Pike County Schools Quarantined The Pike County School District will be closed for one week due to COVID-19 illnesses and quarantines.The announcement was made on the Pike County Central High School’s Facebook page.The district will be closed from August 30th to September 6th. District officials said these will not be NTI days and will…

KY Apple Festival Cancelled

KY Apple Festival Cancelled According to a Facebook post, the 2021 Kentucky Apple Festival has been canceled and postponed to 2022.Festival leaders said on Facebook they consulted with local health and emergency management officials and made the decision to cancel until 2022.“There were a number of factors involved in this situation that left us…

Knox County Man Killed In Kabul

Knox County Man Killed In Kabul A 23-year-old Knoxville man was killed in the Kabul airport attack, according to his family.Ryan Knauss was one of the 13 United States troops killed in the attack.Knauss attended Gibbs High School before joining the Army, his grandmother said. She also said he enrolled right after his graduation.…

Jobs For The Commonwealth

Jobs For The Commonwealth In a news release on Thursday, Governor Andy Beshear announced that a company’s expansion could bring 200 full-time jobs to the Commonwealth.Chapin International Inc., a compressed air sprayer manufacturer, plans to expand its Rockcastle County facility and add a new location in Boyle County.The company also will increase investment in its…

KY Record-Setting COVID-19 Rate

KY Record-Setting COVID-19 Rate Kentucky and Texas joined a growing list of states that are seeing record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a surge that is overwhelming doctors and nurses and afflicting more children.Intensive care units around the nation are packed with patients extremely ill with the coronavirus – even in places where hospitalizations…

Pardoned Criminal Convicted

Pardoned Criminal Convicted An Eastern KY man pardoned by Kentucky’s former governor for a 2014 drug robbery killing has been convicted for the same slaying in federal court after a two-week trial.Federal prosecutors brought charges against Patrick Baker after he was released from prison when former Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned him on his way out…

Driver’s License Renewal Options

Driver’s License Renewal Options Kentuckians in eight counties may notice some big changes the next time they need to renew or obtain a drivers license.Instead of the traditional county clerk’s office licensing system, people will now go to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Driver Licensing Regional Offices.KYTC announced in a news release that Boone, Boyd, Clinton, Daviess,…

Record-Setting Ham Bid

Record-Setting Ham Bid Two bidders combined their bids to set a new record for the purchase of the Kentucky State Fair’s Blue Ribbon Country Ham.The bidding took place during the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast and Auction at the Kentucky Exposition Center.After the individual bidding reached the $2.4 million mark, Joe and Kelly…