Interdiction Team

Interdiction Team The goal is keeping the community safe and the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office is enforcing an Interdiction Team, a task force comprised of two officers who strictly focus on drug-related issues in the area.The sheriff’s office has also partnered with the Barbourville Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office to create…

Children’s Book

Children’s Book A country music artist Eddie Montgomery from Montgomery Gentry in central Kentucky has a new children’s book out that he hopes teaches children about trusting and supporting law enforcement. It’s entitled “Police Officers Our Friends!” It’s set in his hometown of Danville. The timing of this book comes as one Kentucky community…

Flood Risk Management

Flood Risk Management The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held an informational public meeting in Paintsville Tuesday Night.The purpose was to inform and hear from the public, in regards to the major ‘Flood Risk Management’ project in the city, that includes the construction of floodwalls.“This was a meeting for the public, and we been…

Ethics Commission Decision

Ethics Commission Decision A Kentucky judge has struck down a measure that would have weakened Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s appointment authority over a key ethics commission by shifting power to Republican officials to select a majority of the members.In his ruling Monday, Jefferson Circuit Judge McKay Chauvin said the measure severely “diminishes and diverts”…

Dish Cares Event

Dish Cares Event The Satellite Shop has partnered with Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter KRRAS for its upcoming Dish Cares event, using its resources to help raise funds for the shelter through a donation drive, yard sale, and silent auction.This marks the second time Dish Cares has chosen the shelter, but those with the…

Storz Arraignment Set

Storz Arraignment Set Lance Storz appeared virtually in front of a Floyd County Circuit Court judge Tuesday morning.The day before a grand jury indicted Storz on 20 charges ranging from assault, wanton endangerment and murder.His arraignment is set for August 1 at 1:00 p.m.The indictment alleges Storz attempted to commit murder when he shot…

Stealing Packages Law

Stealing Packages Law Until now stealing packages in KY has only been punished as a misdemeanor. New laws are set to take effect Thursday from issues discussed in this year’s General Assembly. One could change the punishment for people caught stealing packages from doorsteps and porches.Senate Bill 23 was designed to cut down on…

Fentanyl Harsher Penalty

Fentanyl Harsher Penalty With fentanyl the leading cause of overdose deaths iin Kentucky, Dalton’s Law, or House Bill 215, is going to take effect on Thursday in Kentucky. It’ll require people convicted of trafficking fentanyl to serve harsher sentences.An official at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) said they’re really starting to get concerned with rising…

Food City And Door Dash

Food City And Door Dash Officials with the supermarket chain Food City have announced an expansion of its partnership with DoorDash to bring on-demand food delivery to 117 stores across five states.The states in the expansion include Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.Aside from food, the delivery service will also include floral arrangements at…

Storz Indicted

Storz Indicted The man, Lance Storz, accused of murdering three police officers, a police K9 and injuring several others in the Allen Community of Floyd County on June 30 was indicted Monday.Lance Storz was originally scheduled to appear in Floyd County District Court for a preliminary hearing.Instead, an indictment was handed down, with Storz…