Edible Straws Making A Comeback

Edible Straws Making A Comeback The Kellogg’s edible straws are returning!!The Kellogg’s treat was so popular with ’90s kids, in fact, that a petition began circulating, along with pleas on social media, in an effort to bring back the Cereal Straws after they’d been off the market for 12 years.A Kellogg’s representative announced that…

Letcher County Flooding

Letcher County Flooding As Kentuckians build back after recent flooding, those efforts are slowing down as parts of Eastern Kentucky face flooding again.“Today is a mirror image of what happened March 1st especially in this situation right here on Kingdom Come Creek in Letcher County. The approach of the bridge … the water has…

Eastern KY Attorney Charged

Eastern KY Attorney Charged An Eastern Kentucky attorney accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a settlement he was supposed to distribute to children of a man killed in a car wreck was indicted by a grand jury according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.In all, the grand jury indicted Elkhorn City’s Timothy Belcher…

KY COVID-19 Numbers Keep Shrinking

KY COVID-19 Numbers Keep Shrinking Governor Andy Beshear announced 361 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday as the Commonwealth saw its eleventh straight week of declining cases.There were eight new deaths. The state’s death toll now stands at 6,031.425,027 Kentuckians have tested positive across the state.The positivity rate jumped up slightly and currently sits at…

Clay County Flooding

Clay County Flooding What a wet mess! On Sunday, heavy rains caused bridges and some roads in Clay County to become covered in water.Clay County Judge-Executive Johnny Johnson says he received reports of flooding around 2:30 am Sunday.“Mainly in the upper end of the county, Big Creek, Goose Rock, Horse Creek area, down Sexton’s…

Steel Manufacturer Creating Jobs

Steel Manufacturer Creating Jobs A steel manufacturer plans to build a tube mill in Gallatin County, creating 72 new jobs, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said.Nucor Tubular Products, a division of steel products manufacturer Nucor Corp., will produce steel tubing for construction, infrastructure and renewable energy industries at the facility, Beshear said Thursday in a…

Water Projects

Water Projects Governor Andy Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers have announced new funding for six different projects across the commonwealth. For the people of Floyd County, one of those projects has been a long time in the making.The town of Wheelwright will soon see work begin on a new water station to replace the…

Breathitt County Extension Helping Flood Victims

Breathitt County Extension Helping Flood Victims For the last three and a half weeks, the Breathitt County Extension Office has helped aid in flood relief throughout the county.Thursday, several agents delivered buckets full of cleaning supplies to more than 70 families.The buckets included bleach, all-purpose cleaner, paper towels, sponges, scrapers and more. …

Investigating Unemployment Fraud

Investigating Unemployment Fraud The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is among several agencies investigating unemployment fraud.“COVID has created a lot of loopholes, unfortunately, which is why we are seeing a lot of this fraud,” Lindsey Hix, the deputy director of senior protection for the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, told news outlets.Loopholes allow online transactions to…

Regional Children’s Task Force

Regional Children’s Task Force Four children have been recovered since the start of a new regional task force by the U.S. Marshals Service for the Western District of Virginia to take on cases of missing and abducted children in the region. According to news reports, the unit will not only be a response team,…