KY Highway Tragedy

KY Highway Tragedy Three people have died in a crash as traffic was slowing on Interstate 65 in southern Kentucky to merge for road construction, police said.A box truck operated by Donald Kabwenge, 36, of Georgia didn’t see a Nissan Altima slowed in the roadway Monday night to merge for construction at the 26…

Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity An executive order by the Biden administration is targeting those lines and lines of families turning to food banks to survive.The hunger relief campaign has increased food stamps by more than $1 billion a month, expanded a produce allowance for pregnant women and children, and authorized the largest children’s summer feeding program…

Targeting Child Sexual Abuse

Targeting Child Sexual Abuse Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced a new campaign to target child sexual abuse in the commonwealth.Advocates from Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and Lextran were in Frankfort for the announcement.Cameron says he wants to make sure this message gets directly to Kentuckians. They’re going to be showing ads on buses…

Lincoln Statue Move

Lincoln Statue Move A replica statue of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky has been moved to a permanent home at a Civil War battlefield.Floyd County Judge-Executive Robert Williams told WYMT-TV that the statue is now at the Middle Creek Battlefield in Prestonsburg. The site is where Union forces halted a Confederate advance into Kentucky in…

Some Kentuckians Can Travel

Some Kentuckians Can Travel Governor Beshear has lifted travel restrictions for Kentuckians who are fully vaccinated.110 new cases were announced Monday along with eight deaths.Four of the deaths are new, while the other four are audit tests.The positivity rate is 2.89%.At least 429,511 Kentuckians have tested positive for the virus.Now, 6,171 Kentuckians have died…

Lincoln Statue Moved

Lincoln Statue Moved A replica statue of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky has been moved to a permanent home at a Civil War battlefield.Floyd County Judge-Executive Robert Williams told WYMT-TV that the statue is now at the Middle Creek Battlefield in Prestonsburg. The site is where Union forces halted a Confederate advance into Kentucky in…

Coal Company Agrees To Violations

Coal Company Agrees To Violations A coal company in Kentucky has agreed to pay more than $200,000 in penalties and fix environmental violations.The citations charged a range of violations, including not reclaiming land as required and allowing polluted water to drain from mines.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the company had been blocked from operating on…

Unemployment Site Hackers

Unemployment Site Hackers Many Kentuckians have become victims of unemployment site hackers.The site recently launched a new interface at the end of March, a change the victims claim is a part of the problem. Kentucky officials say the state unemployment site was temporarily unavailable last week after an attempted cyber-attack.Now Kentuckians are asking for…

Vaccine Eligibility

Vaccine Eligibility Starting today, Kentuckians age 18 and up will be eligible for the Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine, and those as young as 16 years old can sign up for the Pfizer vaccine.Gov. Beshear announced the expansion Wednesday.“We are seeing in a number of states, including Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey,…

Easter Sunday Celebrations

Easter Sunday Celebrations Easter Sunday was a big celebration this year. Kentucky churches were ordered to close on Easter in 2020 because of the pandemic.The Salvation Army brought people together for a sunrise service at the Lexington Cemetery, Sunday School for the kids, and then worship in the chapel. Major Bill Garrett says it’s…