Education Center Reopens

Education Center Reopens The Salato Wildlife Education Center is reopening in Kentucky this week.The center opens Tuesday in Frankfort. Visitors have indoor and outdoor viewing opportunities for wildlife including a bear, eagle, bobcats, deer, bison, birds of prey and more.Educational opportunities and activities include public wildlife trainings and feedings, enrichment programs and raptor encounters.…

Lee County Has A Birthday

Lee County Has A Birthday Lee County celebrated its 150 year on Sunday. The county was founded on March 1, 1870.Senator Robert Stivers was a guest speaker at the event. He is the state senator for the 25th District. “Truly, it was Lee County that was the reason I ran for the state senate,”…

KY House Passes Bill to Boost Rural Hospitals

KY House Passes Bill to Boost Rural Hospitals The Kentucky House voted Friday 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…

Restoring Voting Rights For Felons

Restoring Voting Rights For Felons The Kentucky Senate on Thursday approved a proposed constitutional amendment to restore voting rights for some felons who have completed their sentences.The measure passed on a 29-7 vote and now heads to the House, the Courier Journal reported. If approved there, it would be placed on the statewide November…

Technology Company Expanding In KY

Technology Company Expanding In KY 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…

Fire And Rescue Partnership Evaluated

Fire And Rescue Partnership Evaluated A recently-proposed partnership between the City of Prestonsburg and Lifeguard Emergency Medical Services was declined by the city council this week.According to Mayor Les Stapleton, the partnership would have been a managerial labor contract that would allow the city to transport emergency patients if Lifeguard needed help and would…

Ambulance Siren Scares Away Birds

Ambulance Siren Scares Away Birds The Clay County Ambulance Service was asked to blare their sirens Thursday evening to scare away the birds that roost in the trees.Community members have complained about the birds in the area. A local group was worried about health concerns because of the bird droppings being left behind. …

Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center Celebrates

Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center Celebrates The Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center in Pikeville hosted its 7th annual Banquet for Life Thursday, bringing the community together with one message: ‘Ohana.”‘Ohana, which means family, which means no one is forgotten or left behind,” said Executive Director Kay Hammond.The luau-themed event included live music, a silent auction, and…