First Female University President Dies

First Female University President Dies Mary L. Smith, the first female president of Kentucky State University, has died at the age of 84, the university said.Smith died at her home Saturday, the historically Black university said.Smith served as Kentucky State’s president from 1991 to 1998. Before that she was special assistant to the president…

AAA Safety Tips

AAA Safety Tips As rain and snow return to the area Monday and Tuesday, AAA advises drivers to brush up on their winter driving skills.AAA spokesperson Jenifer Moore says drivers should get their cars checked before driving this winter to avoid repairs down the road.She also says drivers should have an emergency kit, which…

Reverse Christmas Parade

Reverse Christmas Parade Lexington’s Reverse Christmas Parade, presented by Baird, will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. The reverse parade will be held on Midland Ave between Winchester Road and Main Street. Guests will remain in their vehicles as they drive down Midland to experience floats, music, and of course, Santa!…

Pantry Market Solar Panels

Pantry Market Solar Panels The Pantry Market in downtown Hazard is nearing the completion of its solar panel installation.Owner Susan Brotherton says she saw an opportunity to further her business by implementing solar panels.Being the first business in Hazard to do so, Brotherton says she hopes other businesses throughout the county will follow. …

Court Of Appeals Decision

Court Of Appeals Decision The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a temporary restraining order allowing religious and private schools to re-open for in-person education today in spite of an executive order from the governor’s office.An executive order issued by the governor halting in-person classes at all schools in the Commonwealth from November…

Project Warm Feet

Project Warm Feet The Battle of Richmond Visitors Center is collecting new, pre-packaged socks to be distributed to the less fortunate in the community for its ‘Project Warm Feet.’Socks are needed for men, women and children. Athletic-type socks are preferred, according to program organizers. Socks are a common clothing item that many take for…

Salvation Army Serves Meals

Salvation Army Serves Meals Even though the hundreds of people who would normally come have a meal aren’t able to, the Salvation Army knows there is still a big need.“There always is, and that wasn’t going to change this year. And once again as more recommendations and guidance had been coming out it’s been…

Grayson Fire Department Festivities

Grayson Fire Department Festivities For the fourth year in a row, the Grayson Fire Department is hoping to make the season brighter for its community with a big Christmas light display at their station.They say they’ve spent close to $50,000 on the display, which they’ve gotten through fundraising.The light display can be seen every…

Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday Shopping Thanksgiving has come and gone and now it’s time to start checking off your Christmas list.Black Friday shopping has begun, but the pandemic has brought some changes to the normally busy day at the stores.Several stores, including the JCPenny in Pikeville, opened at 5 a.m. The retailer, along with several others,…

KY Religious Schools Court Victory

KY Religious Schools Court Victory In a ruling Wednesday night, a federal judge said that Gov. Andy Beshear cannot halt in-person instruction at religious schools in order to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.U.S. District Court Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove granted a preliminary injunction preventing the governor from enforcing…