Space Heater Safety

Space Heater Safety With temperatures falling, people turn to space heaters for extra warmth, but such heaters cause thousands of fires and hundreds of deaths a year.Every winter, firefighters urge people to follow the following space heater tips to stay safe:- Never leave a space heater close to anything flammable.- Don’t use an extension…

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies Not only are we a few days away from closing the books on 2020, but the start of Girl Scouts cookie season is also nearing.Girl Scouts will begin to sell cookies on January 1st in Kentucky.For those needing to find cookies, Girl Scouts has set up a page on its website…

Stimulus Checks

Stimulus Checks While some Americans may have already received their $600 stimulus payments , Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says those who haven’t will be able to track their checks beginning later this week.Mnuchin said in a series of tweets that the Treasury has delivered a payment file to the Federal Reserve. Paper checks will…

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Even though the holiday has passed us, the Christmas spirit hasn’t left the City of Pikeville just yet.A “Christmas Scavenger Hunt” has people picking up a list of Christmas-themed items and searching all throughout downtown Pikeville.“All of the items that you’re looking for are very visible. They’re either in the windows…

Replacing Roadway Lights

Replacing Roadway Lights Kentucky has launched a statewide project to replace thousands of roadway lighting fixtures with energy saving LED lights.The upgrades will reduce energy consumption of roadway lighting systems by more than 50% and save more than $2.8 million a year in utility and maintenance costs, according to a news release from the…

KY Lawmakers Vote ‘Yes’

KY Lawmakers Vote ‘Yes’ The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday afternoon to increase COVID-19 stimulus checks from $600 to a $2000 proposal endorsed by President Donald Trump.The bill passed the House 275 to 134, besting by two the two-thirds majority needed to pass since the bill was brought up using an expedited procedure.Three…

Pet Adoptions Increase

Pet Adoptions Increase As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force Kentuckians to spend more time in their homes, the interest in adopting a pet has skyrocketed, keeping local animal shelters busy.Kentucky Humane Society Marketing Director Andrea Blair says the Kentucky Humane Society has seen a 30-percent drop in dog surrenders in 2020. Blair said…

CafePress Lawsuit Settled

CafePress Lawsuit Settled On Monday, Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced a $2 million multi-state settlement with CafePress, LLC.The settlement comes following litigation from a 2019 data security breach that compromised the personal information of more than 22 million consumers, with approximately 186,187 Kentuckians among them.The breach could have potentially given access to consumer names,…

Laurel County Receives Vaccine

Laurel County Receives Vaccine First responders and nursing home staff in southern Kentucky are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine now as positive cases continue to rise in the region.Laurel County has seen more than 3,700 cases of COVID-19 since late March, and recently officials say household gatherings and people not being vigilant is leading to…

I-69 Bridge

I-69 Bridge Leaders in the Evansville area say they’re expecting action in the coming year toward the construction of an Interstate 69 bridge over the Ohio River between Indiana and Kentucky.The biggest step would be federal approval of a route for the new bridge that would cost an estimated nearly $1.5 billion. …