New COVID-19 variant in Eastern Kentucky

New COVID-19 variant in Eastern Kentucky There appears to be a new variant of COVID-19 in Eastern Kentucky. Dozens of people in a nursing home are sick. The governor is not naming the facility, but did say the virus was brought in by an unvaccinated person. Health officials are genetically sequencing the strain to…

Old jail turned into tourtist destination

Old jail turned into tourtist destination The Breathitt County Museum Board plans to use a three-hundred-thousand-dollar grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to turn the old jail in downtown Jackson into a tourist destination where local artisans and entrepreneurs can sell arts and crafts. Source: MG News Return to News

KY Resident Arrested In U.S. Capitol Breech

KY Resident Arrested In U.S. Capitol Breech Another Kentucky resident has been arrested in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, authorities said.Michael Orangias of Louisville was charged on Wednesday with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the FBI said in…

Roadside Weed Mitigation

Roadside Weed Mitigation Kentucky transportation crews are starting to treat roadsides around the state for weeds in an effort to improve driver safety and efficient maintenance operations, officials said.Crews were expected to begin treatment for noxious and nuisance weeds this month, the Transportation Cabinet said in a statement. They are targeting Johnson grass, giant…

KY Toyota Plant Milestone

KY Toyota Plant Milestone Kentucky’s Toyota plant in Georgetown, the automaker’s largest worldwide production plant, has built 13 million vehicles.The RAV4 hybrid rolled off the line at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky plant earlier this month.It was the 13 millionth vehicle built since the plant opened in Kentucky in 1988.The company said it has…

School Year Redo

School Year Redo Senate Bill 128 would give families of students in kindergarten through 12th grade at public and nonpublic schools in Kentucky the option to redo the school year, regardless of academic status.The bill is headed to the governor’s desk for his signature or veto after being approved Wednesday by the House. …