Funding For KY Parks

Funding For KY Parks Kentucky’s most populated county has received nearly $360,000 in awards to enhance accessibility and improve three parks, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The funding is for projects at Jefferson Memorial Forest in Fairdale, Little Hunting Creek Park in Prospect and Wetherby Park in Middletown – all in Jefferson County.The funding comes from…

New Pikeville Driver Licensing Office

New Pikeville Driver Licensing Office Governor Andy Beshear has announced the opening of a new driver licensing regional office in Pikeville on Wednesday, making it the 30th office to open across the commonwealth.The new office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 126 Trivette Drive.“We continue…

Reformulated Gas

Reformulated Gas Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has run into a roadblock in trying to deliver relief for Louisville-area motorists forced to pay more at the pump for reformulated gas.Federal regulators denied his request for a waiver to temporarily remove the requirement that costlier but cleaner-burning reformulated fuel be sold in Metro Louisville, the Democratic…

Eastern KY University Access

Eastern KY University Access To make college more accessible, Governor Andy Beshear has announced Eastern Kentucky University will be getting a total of $369,200 to improve safety and accessibility features on campus.The money will help build a six-foot-wide sidewalk, with adequate lighting to give students and faculty a safer way to and from campus.The…

SafeDRIVE

SafeDRIVE If you are out on the interstate the rest of this week and notice more Kentucky State Troopers out patrolling than usual, there is a reason for that.Tuesday through Thursday, troopers will be monitoring interstates as part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SafeDRIVE initiative.The “DRIVE” in SafeDRIVE’s acronym stands for Distracted…

School Resource Officers

School Resource Officers A recently passed law in Kentucky mandates every school district assign a School Resource Officer (SRO) to each of its campuses.House Bill 63 passed the General Assembly during the 2022 legislative session and was signed into law by Governor Andy Beshear in April.Since then school districts across the region have put…

July Fourth Fireworks

July Fourth Fireworks The Fourth of July is just two weeks away. Ahead of holidays like Independence Day, it’s important to know your county’s rules and regulations for fireworks.In Kentucky, the state law says you cannot ignite fireworks within 200 feet of homes, vehicles, structures, or other people. Each county also has rules on…

Morgan County Rescue Squad

Morgan County Rescue Squad The Morgan County Rescue Squad received a big boost from the Judge-Executive’s office.On Monday, Morgan County Judge-Executive John Will Stacy presented a more than $49,000 check to the county’s rescue squad.Several members of the team were on hand for the check presentation.The money will be used for equipment and support…

Pikeville Landfill Expansion

Pikeville Landfill Expansion During a special Pike County Fiscal Court meeting recently, the court heard an update on the landfill expansion project from Tom Ramsey, project engineer for the project from Geosyntec Consultants.“Mr. Ramsey has worked on the permitting process for the landfill expansion,” said Pike Judge-Executive Ray Jones. “That permit was approved in…

Remembering A Bus Driver

Remembering A Bus Driver The Magoffin County school system is mourning the death of Brenda Prater.A Facebook post said Prater began working with the system in August of 1990 as a bus driver.“For over 30 years, she was an excellent and reliable employee who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved…