Prescribed Burn Today

Prescribed Burn Today The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn in Scott and Wise counties today. Officials say the 1,603-acre prescribed burn unit is located about two miles from north Dungannon and adjacent to State Route 664 and Forest Road 700. Ramey Branch Creek and Little Stony Creek are also adjacent…

KY Child Abuse Statistics

KY Child Abuse Statistics Out of every 1,000 kids in Kentucky, 20 of them have had some experience with abuse and neglect, according to national data. The recent report shows numbers from 2019.According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kentucky outranks the nation in child abuse cases for the third year…

Stopping Unemployment Fraud

Stopping Unemployment Fraud Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Monday creating a task forced aimed at stopping unemployment fraud, as the state sees an increase in fake claims during the pandemic.A release from Beshear’s office said the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Fraud Detection and Prevention Task Force will consist of state and federal…

KY Highway Tragedy

KY Highway Tragedy Three people have died in a crash as traffic was slowing on Interstate 65 in southern Kentucky to merge for road construction, police said.A box truck operated by Donald Kabwenge, 36, of Georgia didn’t see a Nissan Altima slowed in the roadway Monday night to merge for construction at the 26…

Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity An executive order by the Biden administration is targeting those lines and lines of families turning to food banks to survive.The hunger relief campaign has increased food stamps by more than $1 billion a month, expanded a produce allowance for pregnant women and children, and authorized the largest children’s summer feeding program…

Targeting Child Sexual Abuse

Targeting Child Sexual Abuse Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced a new campaign to target child sexual abuse in the commonwealth.Advocates from Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and Lextran were in Frankfort for the announcement.Cameron says he wants to make sure this message gets directly to Kentuckians. They’re going to be showing ads on buses…

Lincoln Statue Move

Lincoln Statue Move A replica statue of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky has been moved to a permanent home at a Civil War battlefield.Floyd County Judge-Executive Robert Williams told WYMT-TV that the statue is now at the Middle Creek Battlefield in Prestonsburg. The site is where Union forces halted a Confederate advance into Kentucky in…

Some Kentuckians Can Travel

Some Kentuckians Can Travel Governor Beshear has lifted travel restrictions for Kentuckians who are fully vaccinated.110 new cases were announced Monday along with eight deaths.Four of the deaths are new, while the other four are audit tests.The positivity rate is 2.89%.At least 429,511 Kentuckians have tested positive for the virus.Now, 6,171 Kentuckians have died…

Lincoln Statue Moved

Lincoln Statue Moved A replica statue of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky has been moved to a permanent home at a Civil War battlefield.Floyd County Judge-Executive Robert Williams told WYMT-TV that the statue is now at the Middle Creek Battlefield in Prestonsburg. The site is where Union forces halted a Confederate advance into Kentucky in…

Coal Company Agrees To Violations

Coal Company Agrees To Violations A coal company in Kentucky has agreed to pay more than $200,000 in penalties and fix environmental violations.The citations charged a range of violations, including not reclaiming land as required and allowing polluted water to drain from mines.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the company had been blocked from operating on…