KY Unemployment Data Released

KY Unemployment Data Released Data from the Kentucky Center for Statistics an agency of Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says unemployment rates increased in all Kentucky Counties between October 2019 and October 2020.Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment at 16.7, followed by Harlan County: 13.9 percent, Letcher County: 12.1 percent; Martin County:…

Beautify Bowling Green

Beautify Bowling Green A project to beautify Interstate 65 exits in Bowling Green will begin next week.Initial landscaping will begin Dec. 7 at exits 22, 26 and 28, but “gateway” exits 20 and 30 will get more extensive work at a later date, Operation Pride Chairman Johnny Webb told the Bowling Green Daily News.Webb,…

Brent Spence Bridge Construction Update

Brent Spence Bridge Construction Update Repairs to a heavily traveled bridge linking Kentucky and Ohio remain on schedule for a Dec. 23 reopening, Kentucky’s transportation secretary said Wednesday.The Brent Spence Bridge – which spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky – has been closed since Nov. 11, when two trucks collided, resulting…

Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation

Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation Over the last couple of years, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has found forever families for nearly 600 children in Kentucky’s foster care system.“It is an incredible milestone for us we think. But, we are still serving 800 children. We’ve got 48 more who are in their pre-adoptive placement…

Ashland Walmart Closes Temporarily

Ashland Walmart Closes Temporarily The Ashland Supercenter located on River Hill Drive has temporarily closed. According to Walmart’s Corporate Communications, it’s part of a company-initiated program to allow third party cleaning crews time to clean and sanitize the building.This particular Walmart location will be closed through December 3. It’s expected to reopen on Friday,…

Buchanan County Public Schools Go Virtual

Buchanan County Public Schools Go Virtual Buchanan County Public Schools will return to virtual learning on Thursday.District leaders announced Wednesday on social media students will attend virtually while teachers report to school on Thursday, December 3rd.Meal delivery will take place at 2:35 p.m.Officials with the school system also said a Riverview Elementary/Middle School staff…

An Elkhorn Christmas

An Elkhorn Christmas Elkhorn City community members are working together to turn the town into a Christmas village.When a group of women decorated the city’s bridge and gazebo, the act turned on the lights for a new mission. Amy Rowe created Operation Elkhorn City Christmas, hoping to collect decorations and monetary donations to deck…

Tri-City Empty Stocking Fund

Tri-City Empty Stocking Fund For four nights this week, the Tri-City Empty Stocking Fund is hosting its 40th annual auction on Facebook Live.The annual auction raises money to help organizers pass out up to 600 food boxes and toys to families in the area. Each year, they spend more than $30,000 to be able…

Cops Hand Out Gift Cards

Cops Hand Out Gift Cards Tuesday afternoon may have been one of the only times you would want to be pulled over by a police officer.“I expected a citation more than a gift,” Coby Pennington said. Pennington fell victim to the act of kindness.Throughout the day, 24 people were pulled over for a small…

Pikeville Bikeways Project

Pikeville Bikeways Project The City of Pikeville is continuing to make progress on its ongoing bikeways project, a project to create a designated road space for bikers in the city. During a meeting on Nov. 23, the Pikeville City Commission approved an amendment to its agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, adding the construction…