Comer Selected For A Committee

Comer Selected For A Committee U.S. Rep. James Comer of Kentucky has been selected for the role as top-ranking Republican on a key investigative committee in Congress.Comer was tapped for the post on the House Oversight and Reform Committee this week by the House Republican Steering Committee.His new role will put Comer at the…

Prestonsburg Fourth Of July

Prestonsburg Fourth Of July The city of Prestonsburg is moving forward with its Independence Day celebrations.The annual fireworks show will take place Saturday night. Mayor Les Stapleton says it is the biggest show the city has had in years and planning has been ongoing since last October. He says the show could last anywhere…

Delaying Removing A Statue

Delaying Removing A Statue Officials in a Kentucky county have delayed a vote on whether to remove a Confederate statue from the grounds of a courthouse.Members of the Daviess County Fiscal Court were expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would have returned the statue to the Kentucky Division of the United Daughters…

Harlan County Reopening

Harlan County Reopening This week Harlan County reopened its parks, picnic shelters and the Martin’s Fork Lake beach and recreation area.Harlan County Judge Executive Dan Mosley said the parks could have reopened on Monday, but the county was not able to have the inmates help keep the lawns in shape. Mosley said the county…

KY Air National Guard New Facility

KY Air National Guard New Facility The Kentucky Air National Guard has broken ground on a new $8.9 million facility.The 28,000-square-foot (2,601 square meters) Response Forces Facility will house the guard’s contingency response group, security forces squadron, base honor guard and a medical detachment, according to a statement from the guard. Construction began Friday…

New Regional Driver Licensing Office

New Regional Driver Licensing Office A new regional driver licensing office is opening in Kentucky and will be the only in-person driver licensing site in Fayette County.The office is intended to further expand access to Real ID-compliant licenses and identification cards, which will be required in October 2021 for flying and some other activities.The…

Senate Republican Race Results

Senate Republican Race Results Results are finalized in the 2020 primary election including the 21st District Senate Republican race.Three candidates ran in the race including incumbent Albert Robinson, Brandon Storm and Kay Hensley.Storm beat Robinson and Hensley with 39 percent of the vote.Brandon Storm, the Republican primary candidate, says it wasn’t and easy race.…

KY Lawmaker Faces DUI Charges

KY Lawmaker Faces DUI Charges An Eastern Kentucky lawmaker accused of driving under the influence will face a jury later this year.State Representative Derek Lewis previously pleaded not guilty in the case.Deputies said he was drunk and argued with him — he also refused a blood test.Lewis was uncontested in the primary race but…

Private Company Processing Unemployment Claims

Private Company Processing Unemployment Claims Gov. Andy Beshear says the state has hired an outside company to help end a backlog of unemployment claims filed this spring.Beshear said Tuesday the company will shore up staffing to process the requests for benefits. The contract is with Ernst & Young.Beshear says the goal is to process…

Keeping Food On The Table

Keeping Food On The Table New state-by-state numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal 86 percent of people in the Commonwealth receiving or expecting a stimulus check said they spent at least a portion of that check just keeping food on the table.As part of the bureau’s Household Pulse Survey conducted in mid-June, numbers…