Changes For Off-Road Vehicles

Changes For Off-Road Vehicles Several local legislators, including Sen. Phillip Wheeler, R-Pikeville, Sen. Johnny Ray Turner, D-Prestonsburg and Rep. Brandon Smith, R-Hazard, co-sponsored a bill this month to bring off-road vehicles under the state’s vehicle registration system.The bill defines an OHV as a “motorized vehicle that is designed to be primarily used for recreational…

Green River Bridge Closing Temporarily

Green River Bridge Closing Temporarily A bridge over the Green River in Kentucky will be closed for several days starting Friday.The U.S. 60 Spottsville Bridge between Henderson and Owensboro will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a news release. A detour route will be…

Making On-line Communication Safer

Making On-line Communication Safer It would be a crime in Kentucky to spread personal information of a minor online with the intent to harass, abuse or frighten, under a bill the state Senate passed Monday.The legislation stems from an interaction between Kentucky teenager Nick Sandmann and a Native American activist that went viral in…

Being Cautious About The Coronavirus

Being Cautious About The Coronavirus While Kentucky has yet to see its first case, some are preparing should a case arise. Schools are at the center of many sicknesses, and this year it has taken a long hard toll.”You know we’ve had to close already this year because of the flu and do a…

Safe Drinking Water For KY Kids

Safe Drinking Water For KY Kids The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $576,000 in grant funding today to assist Kentucky in providing safe drinking water for its children.The funding will assist the state in identifying sources of lead in drinking water in schools or child care facilities.Congressman James Comer (R-KY) said the (Water Infrastructure…

Pikeville And Whitesburg Receive Grants

Pikeville And Whitesburg Receive Grants Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, the Department for Local Government and the Transportation Cabinet announced more than $2 million in grants for projects awarded to the cities of Pikeville and Whitesburg.The City of Pikeville has been awarded a $500,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant for project Health Care Employment Around Resource…

KY Technology Firm Adds Jobs

KY Technology Firm Adds Jobs A Kentucky technology engineering firm plans to add at least 83 jobs with a $5.3 million expansion of its headquarters.STEP CG’s headquarters is in Covington and will move to a location on the Ohio River, Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said in a news release Thursday. The new facility will…

Former Correctional Officers Sentenced

Former Correctional Officers Sentenced Two former Kentucky correctional officers have been sentenced for their roles in the beating of a handcuffed inmate and an attempt to cover up the assault, authorities said.David M. Schwartz, 48, and Donna K. Gentry, 55, pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of a pretrial detainee, writing false reports…

Giving Local Hospitals A Financial Boost

Giving Local Hospitals A Financial Boost The Kentucky House has voted to create a loan program to provide struggling rural hospitals with cash transfusions lawmakers hope will spark a financial turnaround.Hospitals in counties with fewer than 50,000 people would be eligible for the loans. More than 60 hospitals qualify under that definition, and more…

Ft. Knox Makes Noise

Ft. Knox Makes Noise It’s going to get noisy at Fort Knox.The U.S. Army says to expect more noise than normal at the central Kentucky post over the next couple of weeks as it hosts a training session March 3-16. The training will involve larger caliber weapons than usual, military aircraft and land vehicles,…