Executive Powers Bills Vetoed

Executive Powers Bills Vetoed Governor Andy Beshear has vetoed bills that would limit executive powers he has been using to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.The Republican-led legislature completed fast-track work on the measures earlier this month.GOP lawmakers have the numbers to override any vetoes when they resume their 30-day session next…

Preparing For COVID-19 Variant

Preparing For COVID-19 Variant The more infectious COVID strain that was first discovered in the United Kingdom could become the predominant strain in the United States by March, according to the CDC.This more contagious COVID strain is identified as B.1.1.7, and there have been 122 confirmed cases in the United States, the CDC reports.An…

Pikeville Woman Steals Tools And Laundry

Pikeville Woman Steals Tools And Laundry A Pikeville woman is in jail, after police say she was caught on video stealing packages, tools and laundry. According to Pikeville Police, Tabatha Slone, 45, was captured on security cameras taking packages from porches at Whitman Apartments, as well as tools from carpenters who were working on…

KY Education Awards

KY Education Awards Two classified school employees will receive the first Kentucky Education Support Staff Professional Award this week, officials said.The governor, lieutenant governor and commissioner of education will present the award virtually on Tuesday to Robert Walker, a school safety and wellness coordinator in Harrison County, and Shelly Thomas, a family resource center…

More Vaccine Rollout

More Vaccine Rollout As the vaccine rollout continues across the commonwealth, K-12 teachers and staff are next in line.“I don’t know if I recall a time where this many people are excited about getting a shot,” Fayette County Board of Education Chair Tyler Murphy said.And, as the Chair of the Fayette County Board of…

KY Getting Dixie Cup Company

KY Getting Dixie Cup Company Georgia-Pacific plans to expand its Dixie cup manufacturing operation in Kentucky while closing a facility in Pennsylvania by the end of the year, the company said.About 190 jobs at the Lehigh Valley plant in Easton, Pennsylvania, plant will be lost, Georgia-Pacific said. The Lexington expansion will create about 50…

Kentuckian Charged In Capitol Attack

Kentuckian Charged In Capitol Attack A fourth Kentuckian has now been charged in relation to the siege at the nation’s Capitol.Michael Sparks, of Hardin County, was charged Friday after an investigation by the FBI.The criminal complaint includes several photos and links to videos of a man they identified as Sparks.The documents state a tipster…

Youngest Elected Official In KY

Youngest Elected Official In KY The country’s youngest elected official reently took office in Kentucky.17-year-old Landin Stadnyk was sworn in as Scott County’s Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor. Stadnyk earned his spot on the board after running twice. He said it feels surreal for his position to become official.“We all sat at the…

AppHarvest Expands In Jackson County

AppHarvest Expands In Jackson County AppHarvest and the United States Department of Agriculture today announced the expansion of the company’s educational high-tech container farmprogram for Eastern Kentucky high school students, unveiling a new container farm unit at BreathittHigh School in Jackson. The program demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to fosteringinterest in high-tech farming, as…

Wienermobile Looking For Applicants

Wienermobile Looking For Applicants Kraft Heinz is looking to hire a new team of Hotdoggers (yes, that’s what the job posting says) to drive its famous hot dog-shaped Wienermobile across the country for a year.An ideal Hotdogger is an “outgoing, creative, friendly, exuberant, college graduate who has an appetite for adventure and is willing…