Schools Fighting The Flu

Schools Fighting The Flu For the past couple of weeks, school districts across Southern and Eastern Kentucky have canceled classes, hoping to shake the flu and flu-like symptoms.”Knowing that our kids are getting sicker to try and help stop the spread of flu we decided to take the next couple of days off,” said…

Taxing Smoking Products For Increased Revenue

Taxing Smoking Products For Increased Revenue Gov. Andy Beshear is aiming to boost funding for the state of Kentucky by taxing cigarettes and vaping products.The cost of cigarettes would be raised 10 cents a pack under his proposal, however, the impact on vaping would be much more dramatic: 10 cents more per milliliter on…

Time For Shop and Share

Time For Shop and Share This year’s ‘Shop & Share’ drive to benefit survivors of domestic violence takes place on Saturday.First Lady Britainy Beshear, Governor Andy Beshear, Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) and Kroger worked together to set up the drive.Shop & Share is February 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every…

Rural KY Gets Broadband Boost

Rural KY Gets Broadband Boost U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $55.3 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects in rural Kentucky.These projects, part of the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments, will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more…

Kentucky Maple Syrup Day

Kentucky Maple Syrup Day The Kentucky Maple Syrup Association is a group you may not know a lot about. Their name is pretty self-explanatory, but what they do is much more than make maple syrup.In the two years since its founding, they have been able to make maple syrup an item judged at the…

Kentucky Non-Profit Day

Kentucky Non-Profit Day Tuesday was the 15th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Day at the Capitol in Frankfort.Executive Director of Kentucky’s Nonprofit Network Danielle Clore said, “You know what we try to remind legislators is that they’re key to Kentucky’s quality of life. During that process of educating legislators, we realized that we need a better…

Cameras On School Busses

Cameras On School Busses Lawmakers are considering a bill to keep students safe at the bus stop. The proposal would require cameras attached to school bus stop arms.That camera would detect any driver who goes past the stop sign while children get on and off the bus. Representative Robert Goforth says there are more…

Beshear Talks About His Priorities

Beshear Talks About His Priorities Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is presented his budget plan to state lawmakers in a highly anticipated speech Tuesday night at 7 p.m., culminating weeks of work since his election.The Democratic governor said his spending blueprint for the next two years will reflect his values.Support for public education is expected…

New Veterans Nursing Home

New Veterans Nursing Home The Kentucky House voted unanimously to approve $2.5 million for design and preliminary work for a veterans nursing home in Bowling Green.The funding would be in addition to the $10.5 million in state bond funding allocated by the 2017 General Assembly, lawmakers said.The proposed 90-bed facility would be the first…

Addressing Animal Abuse

Addressing Animal Abuse Officials with the City of Prestonsburg hope to strengthen current laws in place for animal abuse.These laws will prohibit animal abuse, dogfighting and other animal-related issues.Sheena Maynard along with multiple other council members, drafted an ordinance to change the way animals are treated within city limits.”I mean, they feel the same…