World War II Jet Displayed

World War II Jet Displayed Pikeville Veterans Memorial Park will soon display an American jet trainer, a Lockheed T-33 jet, named the Shooting Star.It was a plane commonly used during World War II.“The jet aircraft that is coming is a T-33, a Shooting Star. It was a trainer jet, a two-seater and it’s combat…

Governor Beshear Wins Court Case

Governor Beshear Wins Court Case Kentucky’s Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the governor’s authority to issue coronavirus-related orders putting restrictions on businesses and individuals to try to the contain spread of COVID-19.The ruling delivered a victory for Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in a legal fight with the state’s Republican attorney general, Daniel Cameron, over…

Ohio Kentucky Bridge Fire

Ohio Kentucky Bridge Fire A fiery crash on a bridge linking Ohio and Kentucky could force the span to remain closed for days as officials tried to determine the amount of damage to the bridge that serves as a crucial link for interstate commerce, Kentucky’s governor said Wednesday.Drones were deployed to aid in the…

Surge In COVID-19 Cases

Surge In COVID-19 Cases Kentucky is going through yet another surge of COVID-19 cases, and rural parts of the state are no exception.On Wednesday, Rowan County hit a record high of 34 cases, according to the Gateway District Health Department’s Facebook page.That’s compared to 19 cases reported on Tuesday, and the case count in…

Veterans’ Farming Opportunities

Veterans’ Farming Opportunities A federal grant is being used to help establish and improve farming opportunities for veterans, officials said.The $746,567 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be administered by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and several partners, the state agency said.Funding will be used to provide education, training and networking, that…

VFW Blanket Drive

VFW Blanket Drive The VFW post in Whitesburg is currently hosting a blanket drive that they will give to Veterans at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard and other disabled Veterans in nursing homes. An organizer says “What is really great part is it’s not only blankets that have been purchased but there’s…

Click It Or Ticket

Click It Or Ticket Police across Kentucky will be participating in a campaign to enforce the use of seat belts later this month officials said.The annual Click It or Ticket campaign will run Nov. 16-29, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety said in a statement. Motorists are reminded to use their seat…

Humana Hiring Vets In Kentucky

Humana Hiring Vets In Kentucky Health insurer Humana Inc. says it plans to hire an additional 600 military veterans and 150 military spouses in Kentucky during the next four years. Gov. Andy Beshear says Humana’s announcement is an example of how businesses can turn “our gratitude into action” by hiring veterans. The governor joined…

Thanksgiving Guidelines For Kentucky

Thanksgiving Guidelines For Kentucky Gov. Beshear released guidance in his daily COVID-19 update Tuesday to make sure that Kentuckians celebrating Thanksgiving don’t leave their doors open to the virus. It includes avoiding gatherings with people who don’t live in your household, choosing to not host or attend crowded parades, avoiding shopping in crowded areas,…