Farm Technology For KY

Farm Technology For KY Gov. Andy Beshear has announced an international agreement with the Dutch government and other international partners to promote farm technology in Kentucky.The agreement was initiated by AppHarvest and involves other companies that Beshear said are “reimagining the future of farming.” It follows up on a campaign pledge the Democratic governor…

Hazard Schools Prepare To Reopen

Hazard Schools Prepare To Reopen Hazard Independent Schools released the first draft of their reopening plans for the fall in a Facebook live.Drafted by a healthy at schools team including people throughout the school system and health professionals.Sondra Combs, Superintendent of Hazard Independent Schools, says they are excited to get back into the classroom.Other…

Roundup Chemical Case

Roundup Chemical Case Bayer says that it will pay up to $10.9 billion to settle litigation over the weedkiller Roundup, which has faced thousands of lawsuits over claims it causes cancer.Bayer said it was also paying up to $1.22 billion to settle two additional areas of intense litigation, one involving toxic chemical PCB in…

Hazard Veteran’s Employee Tests Positive

Hazard Veteran’s Employee Tests Positive Officials have confirmed that another employee of the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard has tested positive for COVID-19.The positive result comes from testing done last week per Governor Beshear’s request to test at long term care facilities.This employee is the second at the center to test positive overall.The…

NYC Marathon Cancelled

NYC Marathon Cancelled The New York City Marathon scheduled for Nov. 1 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon Wednesday after coordinating with the mayor’s office and deciding the race posed too many health and safety concerns for runners, volunteers, spectators and…

Annual Corbin Festival Cancelled

Annual Corbin Festival Cancelled Officials announced the cancellation of the annual NIBROC Festival in Corbin Wednesday morning.The event joins a growing list of festivals that have canceled this year due to COVID-19.In a news release, officials with the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce decided to “err on the side of caution” and cancel for…

KY School Students Wearing Masks

KY School Students Wearing Masks If public school students cannot stay six feet apart, they will likely be required to wear face masks at school according to a report from the Lexington Herald-Leader.Kentucky Education Commissioner Kevin Brown said Monday during a virtual meeting with superintendents that this was to help curb the ongoing COVID-19…

Fourth Of July Happening In Hazard

Fourth Of July Happening In Hazard Downtown Hazard has looked different during the quarantine with events and gatherings canceled, but in a few weeks that will all change.“It will be the first thing we have had in Perry county that is sort of normal since this pandemic,” said Hazard’s Mayor Happy Mobelini.Tuesday Morning the…

Ferry Still Down

Ferry Still Down A ferry in western Kentucky will still remain out of service a little longer, causing motorists to take long detours.The Dorena-Hickman Ferry extended a temporary closure for mechanical repairs through Tuesday. The ferry temporarily halted service on June 15 due to an issue with one of the engines.The state’s Transportation Cabinet…

Workforce Study

Workforce Study One East Kentucky partnered with several other groups to conduct a workforce study in 2016 on the region.The first study was to try and understand the skillsets of coal miners coming out of the mines entering a different field.Charles Sexton, President of One East Kentucky, says they found miners were immensely skilled…