Failed Unemployment System

Failed Unemployment System State lawmakers have advanced a bill they say will address at least some of the unemployment problems people have had over the past year. A major issue is people being told to pay back the money they tried so hard to earn even after they lost their jobs during the pandemic.Kentucky’s…

KY Expanding Vaccine Eligibility

KY Expanding Vaccine Eligibility Kentucky is expanding its vaccination eligibility to anyone over 60 beginning in March.Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday the state’s regional vaccination sites will move to phase 1C on March 1, which expands the pool of eligible recipients to those over 60 and anyone over age 16 who has a high…

Beshear Impeachment Fizzles

Beshear Impeachment Fizzles Weeks following their first decision not to impeach Governor Andy Beshear, the House Impeachment Committee met again Monday and made the decision stick.The House Impeachment Committee is leaving the book open as they decided not to come to a resolution in the matter.The petitions were filed by handfuls of Kentuckians who…

Restoring Power

Restoring Power After a hard-hitting week of winter weather in the Lawrence County area, many homes sit waiting for their electricity to be restored.“This is all new to us,” said Judge-Executive Phillip Carter. “There’s really not much way you can prepare for this.”With around 5,000 reported outages by Monday afternoon, county officials said the…

KY’s Vulnerable

KY’s Vulnerable Domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, child advocacy centers, etc. are all nonprofit organizations that take care of Kentucky’s most vulnerable people. But, that could soon change.“Kentucky has really high rates of people who are sexually assaulted, who are abused, children and adults,” Staff Attorney for Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs…

Wayne County Courthouse Closed Today

Wayne County Courthouse Closed Today The Wayne County Courthouse will be closed Tuesday due to ongoing power issues, according to the County Commission.Wayne County is one of the hardest-hit counties in the region from recent ice storms. As of 5 p.m. Monday, 11,332 AEP customers were still without power, according to the company. …

KY Police Officer Fired

KY Police Officer Fired A Kentucky police officer has been fired for giving information about the police agency he worked for to Black Lives Matter protesters that he claims is free speech.The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council announced its unanimous decision early Friday after a nine-hour hearing and more than two hours of deliberations, the…

Lee County Restoring Power

Lee County Restoring Power After winter storms pounded across Eastern Kentucky, communities are working to restore power.Emergency and power crews have been hard at work over the last week to restore electricity to those without it in the area. Lee County Emergency Management Director Jon Allen says it has been a process that has…

Power Outages And Shelter Options

Power Outages And Shelter Options On February 15, 76% of people in Johnson County did not have power due to recent winter storms.On Sunday, those outages dipped below 20% according to a news release posted on the Paintsville/Johnson County Emergency Management Facebook page.If you do not have power and need shelter, you can call…

In-Person Learning For Pikeville Independent Schools

In-Person Learning For Pikeville Independent Schools As Pikeville Independent Schools District announced it will transition to a more traditional in-person learning plan, school officials have shared how the decision was made.Pikeville Independent Superintendent David Trimble announced on Feb. 16 that the district will be transitioning into its “green” learning schedule in the coming weeks.…