Fatal Amish Crash

Fatal Amish Crash Authorities in Kentucky said four children died and one is missing after a buggy carrying an Amish family was swept away in a current while attempting to cross a low water bridge.Six people were in the horse and buggy that overturned on Wednesday in Bath County, Kentucky State Police said in…

KY Re-Opening Plan

KY Re-Opening Plan Governor Andy Beshear unveiled his plan for the first phase of reopening some businesses in Kentucky.The first phase begins on May 11, with manufacturing, construction, vehicle or vessel dealerships, professional services (50 percent), horse racing (no fans) and dog grooming/boarding businesses.That phase continues to May 20, which allows retail businesses to…

Justice Assistance Grant Money

Justice Assistance Grant Money Applications are now available for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, says Kentucky officials. The federal grant program provides seed money to the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, which then awards funding to state and local law enforcement to aid efforts to reduce crime and violence, officials said.Grant…

KY AG Push Back

KY AG Push Back Kentucky’s attorney general has pushed back against some of the governor’s coronavirus-related orders, taking aim at restrictions on travel and gatherings that include church services.Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron threatened a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s ban on mass gatherings, unless in-person church services are allowed to resume. …

Whitley County Farmer’s Market Opens

Whitley County Farmer’s Market Opens On Tuesday, the Whitley County Farmer’s Market had its opening day but had to follow CDC guidelines.”We’ve got masks and gloves. We set up water points, water stations so costumers can wash their hands,” said market manager Andrew Modica.”For the vendors, one person will bag the produce and one…

Lee County Motel Blaze

Lee County Motel Blaze A motel in Lee County is heavily damaged after a late night fire.Volunteer firefighters from multiple crews responded to a fire at the Bobcat Motel just outside of Beattyville late Tuesday night. Sheriff Wendell Childers and various EMS personnel were also at the scene.No injuries were reported and a cause…

Ft. Campbell Soldiers Helping New Jersey

Ft. Campbell Soldiers Helping New Jersey The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell has deployed about 10 soldiers from the Kentucky post to New Jersey to help with coronavirus pandemic relief there.The post, located on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line, said the soldiers are logistics experts assigned to the 101st Division Sustainment Brigade. They deployed…

Kentucky Unemployment Hotline

Kentucky Unemployment Hotline Kentucky has opened a new hotline for people who have yet to receive a payment from unemployment claims they filed in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.The state received more than 282,000 claims in March and has paid out 183,000 of those claims, Gov. Andy Beshear said during a news conference Monday.…

Bluegrass Hall Of Fame Virtual Tour

Bluegrass Hall Of Fame Virtual Tour The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum in western Kentucky is encouraging fans to visit by taking a new virtual tour of its exhibits.The museum in Owensboro has been closed to the public for over a month due to the coronavirus pandemic and thought the online tour,…

Dollar General Shutdown

Dollar General Shutdown Elkhorn City Police Chief Bobby Sexton said police were present at the Dollar General store Monday night.Sexton said the store has not been following proper social distancing measures taken by the city and is now being told to close.One worker has been cited to court and one customer is going to…