KY COVID-19 Memorial

KY COVID-19 Memorial Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday announced the creation of a fund to develop a permanent monument for the state’s COVID-19 victims.Beshear made the announcements during a memorial service commemorating the 1-year anniversary of Kentucky’s first COVID-19 case. It was held in front of the Capitol, where the lawn was covered…

Beattyville Flood Clean-Up

Beattyville Flood Clean-Up City of Beattyville Mayor Scott Jackson posted on Facebook that Sunday evening, the city and fire crews would begin cleaning Main Street from the recent flooding. Mayor Jackson is asking people who are downtown to be cautious of the crews cleaning.“Thanks to each of you for all you’re doing to begin…

Pikeville Business Hiring

Pikeville Business Hiring Bank 253 in Pikeville has recently posted on its Facebook page that it is seeking employees:“Open interviews for all positions in the front and back of house, Tuesday March 9th until Friday, March 12th between 2pm-4pm, see ya there!”The business had permanently closed last year, but confirmed in a comment on…

Downtown Jackson Street Closures

Downtown Jackson Street Closures In order to help alleviate water issues in downtown Jackson, officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be closing a street in order to run a fire hose through the city.KYTC will be closing KY-2472, also known as College Avenue, through downtown Jackson in order to allow city officials to…

Death Penalty And Mental Illness

Death Penalty And Mental Illness Efforts to ban applying Kentucky’s death penalty to some people with severe mental illnesses have run into resistance, but the bill mustered just enough votes to be sent to the full state Senate.The measure was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 6-4 vote Thursday. That leaves it…

New Unemployment Call Center

New Unemployment Call Center It’s been one year since the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire world around, prompting a slew of issues ranging from hospitals at capacity, people’s loved ones being infected, businesses shutting down and employees being laid off.Governor Andy Beshear announced this week a new Kentucky call center will be opened…

Constable Training

Constable Training Future constables would have to receive professional law enforcement training before wielding police powers under a bill passed by the Kentucky House.The bill would not apply to current constables. It would require people assuming the role starting in 2023 to receive certification like other law enforcement officers before exercising such police powers…

Prestonsburg Thefts Solved

Prestonsburg Thefts Solved Prestonsburg Police believe they have solved a rash of recent thefts, after arresting a man who they say had a stolen handgun in his possession. Police had been investigating a series of car break-in, burglary and prowler complaints in the Lancer neighborhood. Items taken in the spree included tools, guitars and…

Ft. Campbell Building Military Homes

Ft. Campbell Building Military Homes Fort Campbell is building or renovating hundreds of military family homes in an $87.4 million project.The project calls for building 144 new three- and four-bedroom homes, renovating 170 houses and demolishing 250 homes over the next five years. The Army and its private housing partner, Landlease, are breaking ground…

Paintsville Embankment Collapse

Paintsville Embankment Collapse Officials with Johnson County 911 tell news outlets recent flooding has caused a section of the embankment near the Paintsville City Garage to collapse into the river.It happened this morning on River Road.A Facebook post from Johnson County Emergency Management states the slip is estimated to be between 100 feet wide…