Fire Alarm Grant

Fire Alarm Grant A $40,000 grant from the American Electric Power Foundation is helping make hundreds of homes across Eastern Kentucky safer.”It’s amazing what all people don’t realize they need a smoke detector. They have no idea,” said Debbie Rainier, the executive director of the American Red Cross Eastern Kentucky Chapter.The grant is funding…

Proposed Sales Tax Increase

Proposed Sales Tax Increase For Kentucky consumers, there’s a chance that shopping might be a little more expensive in a little over a year.Rep. John Sims Jr. (D-Flemingsburg) is sponsoring a bill that would raise sales tax to eight percent starting January 2021. If it passes, it would be the first sales tax increase…

Earthquake In Kentucky

Earthquake In Kentucky A magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit along the Kentucky-Tennessee border region Monday aftrnoon. This is believed to be the strongest earthquake felt in southeastern Kentucky since 2012. That one was a 4.3 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of that quake was eight miles west of Whitesburg, near the Blackey community of…

Offering Transitional Support

Offering Transitional Support Republican leaders in the Kentucky House are preparing to unveil legislation aimed at increasing the state’s workforce by offering transitional support to ease people off public assistance says House Speaker David Osborne. The bill designation signals it’s one of the top priorities for House GOP leaders.The measure is intended to tackle…

Stopping False Information

Stopping False Information Two Kentucky General Assembly leaders are considering a rule change requiring witnesses who testify during legislative committee meetings to be sworn in under oath to stop a potential spread of false information.House Speaker David Osborne and Senate President Robert Stivers said Friday that sometimes witnesses give false statements during meetings and…

Season Ticket Prices Reduced

Season Ticket Prices Reduced Kentucky will reduce total season ticket prices and K Fund donations for 57% of seats at Kroger Field this fall, with 36% unchanged for seven home games.The Wildcats, who won the Belk Bowl to finish 8-5 last season, will play one fewer home game this fall compared with 2019. The…

Raising The Minimum Wage

Raising The Minimum Wage Rep. Kathy Hinkle (D-Louisa) is leading Democratic lawmakers in Frankfort by sponsoring a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2027, with incremental increases until then.The legislation, in part, is one of the main goals of Governor Andy Beshear, who made wages one of his…

Beshear Continues Push for Criminal Justice Overhaul

Beshear Continues Push for Criminal Justice Overhaul Gov. Andy Beshear intensified his push for a criminal-justice overhaul, saying rising inmate populations and crumbling prisons are sapping the state of money needed for education and health care. Calling it the “fiscally responsible thing to do,” Beshear said Friday that the state needs to reduce incarceration…