Numerous Races Up for Grabs in Tuesday Primary

Numerous Races Up for Grabs in Tuesday Primary Presidential primaries may top the ballot June 23, but there are several others races to be decided in Kentucky including party nominations for a U.S. Senate seat. Other contested races on the ballot include five U.S. House seats, 11 contested legislative primaries and a Kentucky Supreme…

Carol Barr Funeral Service

Carol Barr Funeral Service A funeral service for the wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, who died unexpectedly this week at the age of 39, will be held Monday in Kentucky.Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr will be laid to rest at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, a day after a visitation service for her in…

Recognizing Juneteenth

Recognizing Juneteenth Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has signed a proclamation recognizing Juneteenth and says he will encourage lawmakers to pass a bill next year to recognize it as a state holiday.Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free 155 years ago.Beshear says it’s important to remind people that the impacts…

Carol Barr Autopsy

Carol Barr Autopsy The Fayette County Coroner’s office says Carol Barr, wife of U.S. Representative Andy Barr died at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday. The preliminary autopsy findings listed the cause of death as mitral valve prolapse, or floppy valve syndrome. That means the valve between the heart’s upper and lower left chambers doesn’t close properly.…

Jeep Cherokees Recalled

Jeep Cherokees Recalled Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost 95,000 Jeep Cherokees worldwide because a transmission problem can cause the small SUVs to lose power unexpectedly.Also, when drivers shift into park, the transmissions may not go there, increasing the risk of a rollaway crash.The recall covers certain Cherokees from the 2014 through 2017 model years…

God’s Closet Delays Opening

God’s Closet Delays Opening God’s Closet in Clay County decided to change its original reopening date due to coronavirus concerns.Items such as shirts, shoes and even a stove are waiting to be picked up at God’s Closet.“We’re full but as far as being able to give out, we’re not able to do that and…

State’s Health Insurance Exchange

State’s Health Insurance Exchange Reversing his Republican predecessor, Kentucky’s Democratic governor announced plans to bring back a health insurance program his father started that was credited with signing up hundreds of thousands of people for coverage before it was dismantled.Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday that he sent a letter to federal officials notifying them…

Ferry Remains Closed For Several More Days

Ferry Remains Closed For Several More Days More work is needed on the out-of-service Dorena-Hickman Ferry that connects Kentucky and Missouri, and it will probably remain out of service until this weekend, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.The ferry temporarily halted service Sunday due to a mechanical issue, the agency said. Capt. Jeremy Newsom said…

World Chicken Festival Cancelled

World Chicken Festival Cancelled The World Chicken Festival, which was scheduled to take place September 24-27 in London KY, will not take place this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic according to a Facebook post from event organizers.They say that the decision was made to “ensure the safety and health of volunteers, workers…