Clay County Flooding

Clay County Flooding What a wet mess! On Sunday, heavy rains caused bridges and some roads in Clay County to become covered in water.Clay County Judge-Executive Johnny Johnson says he received reports of flooding around 2:30 am Sunday.“Mainly in the upper end of the county, Big Creek, Goose Rock, Horse Creek area, down Sexton’s…

Steel Manufacturer Creating Jobs

Steel Manufacturer Creating Jobs A steel manufacturer plans to build a tube mill in Gallatin County, creating 72 new jobs, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said.Nucor Tubular Products, a division of steel products manufacturer Nucor Corp., will produce steel tubing for construction, infrastructure and renewable energy industries at the facility, Beshear said Thursday in a…

Water Projects

Water Projects Governor Andy Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers have announced new funding for six different projects across the commonwealth. For the people of Floyd County, one of those projects has been a long time in the making.The town of Wheelwright will soon see work begin on a new water station to replace the…

Breathitt County Extension Helping Flood Victims

Breathitt County Extension Helping Flood Victims For the last three and a half weeks, the Breathitt County Extension Office has helped aid in flood relief throughout the county.Thursday, several agents delivered buckets full of cleaning supplies to more than 70 families.The buckets included bleach, all-purpose cleaner, paper towels, sponges, scrapers and more. …

Investigating Unemployment Fraud

Investigating Unemployment Fraud The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is among several agencies investigating unemployment fraud.“COVID has created a lot of loopholes, unfortunately, which is why we are seeing a lot of this fraud,” Lindsey Hix, the deputy director of senior protection for the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, told news outlets.Loopholes allow online transactions to…

Regional Children’s Task Force

Regional Children’s Task Force Four children have been recovered since the start of a new regional task force by the U.S. Marshals Service for the Western District of Virginia to take on cases of missing and abducted children in the region. According to news reports, the unit will not only be a response team,…

KY Juvenile Justice Commissioner Fired For Cause

KY Juvenile Justice Commissioner Fired For Cause Kentucky’s juvenile justice commissioner has been fired following an investigation into alleged harassment.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports LaShana Harris was dismissed for “violating the executive branch policy statement on harassment prevention.”She was under investigation for harassment and bullying. The Personnel Cabinet released a letter from Personnel Secretary Gerina…

New University In Somerset

New University In Somerset In October, Somerset Mayor Alan Keck announced a new university is coming to downtown Somerset.“We can’t always loose our best and brightest to neighboring states and that starts with education. We want Somerset to be the only research institution private research institution in Kentucky,” said Keck who is also the…

KY Unemployment Problems

KY Unemployment Problems Many Kentuckians are now talking about being notified that they qualified for unemployment. The problem is, many have complained they didn’t lose their job, and someone is pretending to be them.Governor Andy Beshear Wednesday afternoon addressed mounting fraud in Kentucky’s unemployment system. He said there have been tens of thousands of…