Ben Stidham Funeral

Ben Stidham Funeral The Perry County Sheriff’s Office will close this morning at 11 a.m. for the funeral of Ben Stidham.On Sunday, Perry County Sheriff Joe Engle made the announcement on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.Engle said the office will reopen Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.“Sorry for the inconvenience, Ben was just as much…

KY COVID-19 Cases Decline

KY COVID-19 Cases Decline Kentucky reported 575 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 12 virus-related deaths Thursday, continuing a trend that Gov. Andy Beshear called “very good news” at a press briefing earlier this week.As cases continue to decline and more Kentuckians become vaccinated, the state has moved to roll back some social distancing guidelines…

New Industrial Park

New Industrial Park It’s really happening for the London-Laurel County Economic Development Authority acquiring land for a new industrial park in the area.Officials closed on the 177-acre property on West Highway 192 on Wednesday as they continue to see an increase in businesses coming to the area. Source: MG News Return…

Assembly Plant Furlough

Assembly Plant Furlough A global smicnductor shortage is forcing the shutdown as Ford Motor Co. shutters its Louisville Assembly Plant once again, thousands of employees are facing unemployment concerns, according to local union representatives.A company spokesperson confirmed the plant will shut down the week of May 31 through the week of June 28. UAW…

DUI Case Reconsideration

DUI Case Reconsideration Kentucky’s attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its recent ruling in a DUI case.Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office says the ruling will “stand as a barrier” to prosecuting many DUI cases and thereby make the roads less safe.The petition came on the same day the ruling came…

Delaying Paying Taxes

Delaying Paying Taxes Kentucky taxpayers affected by storms that began Feb. 27 may be able to delay filing and paying their income taxes until the end of June.The Kentucky Department of Revenue says it will honor the Internal Revenue Service special tax relief for taxpayers in an area designated by the Federal Emergency Management…

Deer Comes To Church

Deer Comes To Church The 11th Hour Worship Center in Hazard got an unexpected visitor Wednesday afternoon when a deer unexpectedly rammed throughh the church’s front window.The Hazard Police Department and officials from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife were able to catch the deer and remove it from the church …

KY Receives Health Grant Funding

KY Receives Health Grant Funding Governor Andy Beshear has announced the state has received $340,000 in grant funding to assist with planning and logistics for the nationwide transition to a simplified behavioral health crisis line known as 988.Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), gave the funding to…

Confederate Statue Hearing

Confederate Statue Hearing A hearing over the Confederate monument sitting on the lawn of the Daviess County Courthouse took place on Wednesday.During the hearing, the group requested a temporary restraining order, meaning the United Daughters of the Confederacy do not want the statue moved until the case has been looked into further.As previously reported,…

Car Show Turnout

Car Show Turnout A large crowd turned out May 15 for the Kentucky State Police Post 9 car show held in the Cassidy Boulevard area of Pikeville. KSP Spokesman Trooper Michael Coleman said 111 people registered for the show. More than $600 in donated prizes were given away along with trophies. Coleman said he…