Building A Blessing Box

Building A Blessing Box The First Presbyterian Church in Hazard built a blessing box to help those in the community.A church elder and his wife were inspired to build a blessing box after hearing a sermon during Advent season.”They [church members] suggested that we bless people by simply putting a box on the corner…

KY Basketball Star Tony Delk Being Inducted

KY Basketball Star Tony Delk Being Inducted Former University of Kentucky basketball star and NBA player Tony Delk will be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.Delk is a Covington, Tennessee, native and played at Haywood High in Brownsville. He was a Parade All-American, McDonalds All-American and 3A Mr. Basketball for Tennessee in…

Governor Staffing Career Centers

Governor Staffing Career Centers Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is pledging to speed up unemployment insurance claims by improving staffing at career centers around the state.Beshear announced Wednesday that current staff have been retrained in 12 local centers to help people seeking unemployment insurance.Beshear said that has led to decreased wait times. Beshear said the…

Athiest Wins License Plate Dispute

Athiest Wins License Plate Dispute The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has to pay more than $150,000 in legal fees for a man who won a lawsuit allowing him to put “IM GOD” on his license plate.A judge ruled this week that the state agency must pay $150,715.50 in attorneys’ fees and an additional $491.24 for…

Limiting The Cost Of Diabetes Supplies

Limiting The Cost Of Diabetes Supplies In a state affected by high diabetes rates, the Kentucky House passed legislation Wednesday to limit out-of-pocket costs paid by many Kentuckians relying on life-saving insulin supplies.The bill cleared the House on a 92-0 vote and now goes to the Senate.The bipartisan measure would limit out-of-pocket costs at…

Gubernatorial Limits On Pardon Powers

Gubernatorial Limits On Pardon Powers A Kentucky legislative panel gave initial approval to a proposed constitutional amendment to put limits on a governor’s power to grant pardons.The proposed amendment stems from a flurry of last-minute pardons by former Gov. Matt Bevin.The measure cleared the Senate State and Local Government Committee Wednesday.It stems from a…

Advancing Marsy’s Law

Advancing Marsy’s Law A Senate panel voted to advance a new version of Marsy’s Law.The bill is another constitutional amendment to require victims of crime to be notified throughout the judicial process.The controversial bill passed the general assembly and was signed into law two years ago, but it was overturned by a supreme court…

Park Achieves Fundraising Goal

Park Achieves Fundraising Goal A proposed nearly 10-acre private park in downtown Lexington has achieved a key fundraising goal- surpassing $12 million in donations.“Families across Lexington realize the importance of this park and want to be a part of it,” said Allison Lankford, executive director of Town Branch Park. “Their generous donations have fueled…

Improving The Floyd County Public Transportation System

Improving The Floyd County Public Transportation System The Floyd County Fiscal Court approved a motion that will create a public transportation system.”The number one need that we get from everywhere is that we need more transportation,” said Floyd County Judge Executive Robbie Williams.They are using resources they already have that mainly transport senior citizens.…

Feedback On Education

Feedback On Education Kentucky officials are seeking final feedback on a plan to guide career and technical education in the future.Based on initial feedback, the Kentucky Department of Education revised its draft of the Carl D. Perkins State Plan, also known as the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.Stakeholders have…