Overturned Semi

Overturned Semi A tractor-trailer hauling lumber overturned this morning in Pulaski County killing a Michigan woman who was a passenger in the semi. The accident happened around 1 a.m. when the truck overturned on Kentucky 90 near US 27. The driver was flown to University of Kentucky Hospital with various injuries. Kentucky 90 was…

Local Health Departments Report More COVID-19 Cases

Local Health Departments Report More COVID-19 Cases New COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday by a number of local health departments. Six confirmed cases were reported by the Kentucky River Distrist Health Department. The Cumberland Valley District Health Department confirmed four new cases. And seven new cases were reported by the Laurel County Health Department.…

Homemade Fireworks Explosion In KY

Homemade Fireworks Explosion In KY Officials in Kentucky have identified a homeowner who was killed in an explosion allegedly sparked by homemade fireworks, authorities said.The victim was identified as Kelly Zilisch, 53, according to Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee.At least seven people were inside Zilisch’s Elizabethtown home when there was an explosion at…

Emergency Room Visits

Emergency Room Visits Pikeville Medical Center doctors are urging caution as the summer weather creates more patient visits to the hospital’s emergency department.According to John Fleming, D.O., the department has seen a lot of hiking injuries and ATV injuries among other things.He said staying cautious and being prepared are the best defense against injury.…

KY Basketball Season

KY Basketball Season Kentucky has added UAB and Marshall to its nonconference men’s basketball schedule next season.Kentucky announced on its athletics website Tuesday that the Wildcats will host UAB on Dec. 6 and Marshall on Dec. 29.UAB will play at Kentucky for the second straight season. The Wildcats defeated the Blazers 69-58 on Nov.…

GE Expansion In KY

GE Expansion In KY GE Appliances announced Tuesday that it plans to expand production and add 260 new jobs at its manufacturing complex in Louisville, Kentucky.A $62 million investment will expand production of washers, dryers, dishwashers and refrigerators in the 750-acre manufacturing complex known as Appliance Park, the company said in a statement. …

Trooper Contest

Trooper Contest The American Association of State Troopers (AAST) annual contest is here.The Kentucky State Police (KSP) are seeking the national title for ‘Best Looking Cruiser’.KSP is competing against state law enforcement agencies across the country.KSP’s photo entry features a 2019 Dodge Charger on the Oakley Collins Memorial Bridge in Greenup County, Ky. The…

Keeping The Mural

Keeping The Mural Award-winning Kentucky writer Wendell Berry and his wife sued the University of Kentucky on Monday to try to stop the removal of a mural that has been the object of protest for its depictions of Black people and Native Americans.University President Eli Capilouto announced last month that the mural would be…

KY Schools Reopening Plan

KY Schools Reopening Plan School leaders in Kentucky are working on plans for reopening in the fall.Many school systems across the Commonwealth plan on reopening in August after students finished the last two months of the 2019 school year learning at home.A virtual meeting of the Superintendents Advisory Council is planned soon. What they…

Hazard Businessman Passes Away

Hazard Businessman Passes Away Greg Wells, the Hazard businessman who helped shape Leslie Resources and 1st Trust bank, died suddenly at the age of 59 on Sunday.Greg was 21 when he and four friends founded Leslie Resources, which grew into one of the largest employers in the region and one of the most successful…