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…

Toyota Electric Fuel Cells

Toyota Electric Fuel Cells Toyota will start rolling out new, electric fuel cells out of Georgetown.Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky will assemble “integrated dual fuel cell modules.” That’ll start in 2023.The goal is to use these fuel cells in heavy-duty trucks to cut harmful emissions.The cells offer a 300-mile range for an 80,000-pound truckload. Source: MG…

Middlesboro City Hall Quarantining

Middlesboro City Hall Quarantining Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson said on Facebook officials are closing City Hall.The building will be closed from August 30th to September 10th.Officials said they are concerned with the increase of COVID-19 cases and are closing to protect employees and community members.If you have a meeting with Codes, you can still do…

Isaiah House Funding

Isaiah House Funding As the opioid epidemic in Kentucky carries on, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Andy Barr visited Isaiah House in Woodford County this week to announce a large grant to help with long-term recovery:The $2.4 million grant will address employment barriers for people in recovery.The grant comes from the Substance…

Baptist Health Pay Increases

Baptist Health Pay Increases Some good news in the healthcare industry, Baptist Health is announcing it has raised its minimum starting hourly wage to $15 per hour for all full-time, part-time and temporary workers at its nine hospitals and medical group.The health care system also announced general increases for all staff, as well.The increase…

Governor’s Mandates End

Governor’s Mandates End The Kentucky State Supreme Court decision recently brings an end to Governor Andy Beshear’s management of the state’s COVID response without legislative approval. The state high court allows recently passed laws to stand, restricting the Governor’s emergency powers.“There aren’t going to be anymore lockdowns or shutdowns,” State Senate Majority Leader Damon…

Perry County Road Work

Perry County Road Work If you live or drive through Perry County you can expect to see improved road conditions in the near future.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced that the Perry County Fiscal Court will receive $100,000 in order to fund a slide repair on Napier Ridge Road, according to a news release.The…

Mountain Parkway Construction

Mountain Parkway Construction Construction on a segment of the Mountain Parkway in Magoffin County could cause some traffic trouble Thursday morning.Construction crews will set beams this week on two bridges. The bridges will be over Johnson Creek at mile point 65.7 that will eventually carry a new four-lane alignment of the Parkway, and they…