GE Expansion In KY

GE Expansion In KY GE Appliances announced Tuesday that it plans to expand production and add 260 new jobs at its manufacturing complex in Louisville, Kentucky.A $62 million investment will expand production of washers, dryers, dishwashers and refrigerators in the 750-acre manufacturing complex known as Appliance Park, the company said in a statement. …

Trooper Contest

Trooper Contest The American Association of State Troopers (AAST) annual contest is here.The Kentucky State Police (KSP) are seeking the national title for ‘Best Looking Cruiser’.KSP is competing against state law enforcement agencies across the country.KSP’s photo entry features a 2019 Dodge Charger on the Oakley Collins Memorial Bridge in Greenup County, Ky. The…

Keeping The Mural

Keeping The Mural Award-winning Kentucky writer Wendell Berry and his wife sued the University of Kentucky on Monday to try to stop the removal of a mural that has been the object of protest for its depictions of Black people and Native Americans.University President Eli Capilouto announced last month that the mural would be…

KY Schools Reopening Plan

KY Schools Reopening Plan School leaders in Kentucky are working on plans for reopening in the fall.Many school systems across the Commonwealth plan on reopening in August after students finished the last two months of the 2019 school year learning at home.A virtual meeting of the Superintendents Advisory Council is planned soon. What they…

Hazard Businessman Passes Away

Hazard Businessman Passes Away Greg Wells, the Hazard businessman who helped shape Leslie Resources and 1st Trust bank, died suddenly at the age of 59 on Sunday.Greg was 21 when he and four friends founded Leslie Resources, which grew into one of the largest employers in the region and one of the most successful…

Care Center Grant

Care Center Grant Senator Mitch McConnell has announced that the U.S. Department of Labor gave a $210,960 grant to the Mountains Comprehensive Care Center in Eastern Kentucky.The funds were awarded to assist veterans in parts of Eastern and Central Kentucky.“Supporting our service members and veterans is the least our nation can do for those…

Interviewing For Education Commissioner

Interviewing For Education Commissioner Three remaining candidates for Kentucky education commissioner have been identified and will be interviewed this week in Louisville.The Board of Education released the names of the three on Wednesday. They are Jason Glass, superintendent and chief learner for Jeffco Public Schools in the metro Denver area; Julian Vasquez Heilig, dean…

Renewing KY Licenses

Renewing KY Licenses Kentucky licenses, permits and IDs that expire starting Tuesday will no longer have a 90-day extension period for renewal.Any licenses that expired between March 18 and July 6 still fall under the emergency order that automatically provides a 90-day extension.Gov. Andy Beshear put the order in place after all driver’s license…

Honoring A Black Woman

Honoring A Black Woman A mural of a Black woman who was killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, will be painted in a historically Black neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland.The Capital Gazette reports that artists and volunteers will paint a 7,000-square-foot mural of Breonna Taylor.Taylor was shot and killed by police in her Louisville apartment…

Appalachian Quilt And Craft Grand Opening

Appalachian Quilt And Craft Grand Opening Appalachian Quilt and Craft held its grand opening on Saturday.The shop is located on Main Street, right next door to Read Spotted Newt. The quilt and craft shop offers brightly colored fabrics, yarn and buttons, everything a sewer may need.“It’s a really nice thing to add to this…