KY Farmer Pleads Guilty

KY Farmer Pleads Guilty Another Central Kentucky farmer has pleaded guilty in a crop insurance fraud scheme that a federal prosecutor has called “pervasive and severe” in that region.Daniel Arvin pleaded guilty on Dec. 19 in federal court in Lexington to a conspiracy charge after admitting he claimed damage to his tobacco crop and…

McGrath To Challenge McConnell

McGrath To Challenge McConnell Calling her party’s victory in the Kentucky governor’s race a jolt of momentum for her own bid to unseat a Republican incumbent, Democrat, Amy McGrath officially files to challenge Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending campaign next year. McGrath, a retired Marine combat pilot,…

Bourbon Maker Is Fined

Bourbon Maker Is Fined Jim Beam Brands is fined $600,000 by the state for a bourbon spill in July that led to a widespread fish kill. The spill followed a warehouse fire in Frankfort that investigators say was started by a lightning strike on July 3, 2019. Bourbon from 40,000 destroyed barrels poured into…

Beshear Sets Special Elections

Beshear Sets Special Elections Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear set special elections to fill two vacancies in the state House that occurred when Reps. Rocky Adkins and Dennis Keene joined Beshear’s administration, the governor’s office said Thursday.The elections in Districts 67 and 99 are set for Feb. 25. Political parties will nominate candidates. The filing…

ATV’s Stolen In Letcher County

ATV’s Stolen In Letcher County In just one week, three four-wheelers were stolen from homes in Letcher County. Two of them were in the McRoberts community on the same day. One of the thefts took just 27 seconds.”They tied a strap to it and pulled it down the road in a pickup truck,” said…

Winter Bird-Watching Event Planned

Winter Bird-Watching Event Planned Friends of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is planning its winter bird-watching event in West Tennessee near western Kentucky.The Wings of Winter Birding Festival is held over much of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley region in an area that is home to over 300 bird species. About 200 of…

Former Somerset Mayor Passes Away

Former Somerset Mayor Passes Away Former Somerset mayor JP Wiles died on December 26th, 2019 after a prolonged illness.The Commonwealth Journal in Somerset reports Wiles was 85 years old and served as the mayor of Somerset for two terms, from 1999 to 2007.When reflecting on his time as mayor, Wiles often said SomerSplash water…

Feeding Christmas Trees To KY Fish

Feeding Christmas Trees To KY Fish The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will collect natural Christmas trees starting today to provide food and protection for fish in lakes throughout the state.The agency will collect the trees at 39 drop-off sites until mid-January. Donated trees must be free of all lights, tinsel, ornaments…

Feeding The Needy At Christmas

Feeding The Needy At Christmas Members with the B-Squad Project held their second-annual community Christmas dinner on Wednesday.Last year, the meal was served at Pizza Hut in Williamsburg. However, so many people attended that the restaurant was full.Then a conversation between the founder and Grace Community Christian Fellowship made the event possible this year.…

Charitable License Plates Costing More In Kentucky

Charitable License Plates Costing More In Kentucky Effective next week, Kentucky motorists with some special license plates will be required to pay an additional charitable donation to the organization represented on the plate.Currently, $10 donations are optional, but starting Monday, the $10 donation will be required.The change affects 29 special license plates, according to…