Free Tax Assistance Available

Free Tax Assistance Available The IRS is strongly encouraging you to file your tax returns electronically and choose direct deposit for faster refunds. Filing electronically reduces tax return errors as the tax software does the calculations, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information.The IRS supports free online and in-person tax preparation options…

Location Of New Fazoli’s

Location Of New Fazoli’s We now know where a new Fazoli’s restaurant scheduled to open later this year in Pikeville will be located. City and company officials announced Monday night the location will be at 1302 South Mayo Trail near the entrance of the Kentucky Enterprise Industrial Park.It will be part of a new…

Funding Increase For Some KY Schools

Funding Increase For Some KY Schools Kentucky state colleges and universities will ask for their first funding increase since the 2007-08 budget, lawmakers were told.Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, said public colleges will seek a 6.2% increase next fiscal year and an 8.8% increase in the 2022 fiscal year…

Hiring Nurses And Doctors

Hiring Nurses And Doctors The University of Louisville plans to hire almost 400 nurses and doctors to increase access to local health care in its expanded system, an official said.UofL Health Chief Executive Tom Miller told the school’s Board of Trustees on Thursday that the move would improve access to care at former KentuckyOne…

Mine Reclamation A Concern

Mine Reclamation A Concern Kentucky officials are concerned that two bankrupt coal companies could abandon their environmental obligations.At a hearing this week in West Virginia, officials said Blackjewel LLC and Revelation Energy might leave Kentucky taxpayers with a bill for millions in mine reclamation costs, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Reclamation is a process of…

Volunteer Firefighters Needed For Leslie County

Volunteer Firefighters Needed For Leslie County For the six fire departments in Leslie County, responding to fire and emergency calls is not always the easiest, especially since there is no regular staffing at any of them.”Yes the numbers have shrunk, they’ve gone down quite a few,” said John Newell, the fire captain at the…

New Leader For KY Postsecondary Education

New Leader For KY Postsecondary Education The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has chosen a new chairman.He is Ben Brandstetter of Hebron. He replaces outgoing Chairman Sherrill Zimmerman of Prospect.Brandstetter is president of Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a national architectural and engineering firm.Kimberley Halbauer of Fort Thomas was chosen as vice chairwoman. Halbaurer is a…

Perry County Firefighter Dies

Perry County Firefighter Dies On Sunday, the Perry County community mourned and celebrated the life of longtime firefighter Ed Feltner. Feltner died at the age of 64 from a heart attack on Wednesday.Feltner dedicated more than three decades of service to the community. He was a retired coal miner, constable, Shriner and funeral attendant.…

State Officials Worried About Environmental Obligations of Closed Coal Companies

State Officials Worried About Environmental Obligations of Closed Coal Companies Kentucky officials are concerned that two bankrupt coal companies could abandon their environmental obligations. At a hearing this week in West Virginia, officials said Blackjewel LLC and Revelation Energy might leave Kentucky taxpayers with a bill for millions in mine reclamation costs. State officials…