Aluminum Company Settles Lawsuit

Aluminum Company Settles Lawsuit An aluminum company, Braidy Industries Inc. planning to build a $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia has settled a lawsuit filed by its founder after his ouster as CEO, which came at a crucial time as the company tries to wrap up financing for the massive mill project. Source:…

Possible Tuition Increase

Possible Tuition Increase The University of Kentucky could increase tuition for the fall semester.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the board will consider a one-percent increase for in-state students and a two-percent jump for students from out-of-state.UK faced a major budget deficit because of the pandemic, but the increase would be the smallest tuition increase in…

Rand Paul Speaks On Criminal Justice Reform

Rand Paul Speaks On Criminal Justice Reform Referring to George Floyd’s death as a murder, Sen. Rand Paul spoke out Tuesday against no-knock search warrants and the militarization of police departments during a conversation with activists seeking answers for the shooting death of a black woman by Louisville police.During the discussion, Paul lamented that…

Cumberland Gap Park Reopening

Cumberland Gap Park Reopening Since March, the Cumberland Gap Historical Park’s Visitor Center has been closed due to COVID-19 based restrictions. Tuesday, the center re-opened to the public.There are only 10 people allowed inside at a time currently. They have created an outside information desk, to keep people from going inside to pick up…

Meals For Kids

Meals For Kids The Cowan Community Action Group partners with Cane Kitchen for a summer food service program in Whitesburg. The program benefits children 18 years old and younger.Cars form a line at Cane Kitchen’s set up, waiting to be checked in.“It provides food to the youth. It takes the burden off the families…

July 4th Fireworks Happening In Prestonsburg

July 4th Fireworks Happening In Prestonsburg The Fourth of July firework celebration will go on as scheduled in Prestonsburg, according to city officials.Mayor Les Stapleton said, “It’s going to be a show that you don’t want to miss.”Some of the fireworks that will be featured have been customized for the city.”In that 20 to…

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Reopening

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Reopening The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace here in Kentucky is increasing visitor access and services this week with guidance from government health officials about the coronavirus pandemic.The park at Hodgenville reopened access Monday to its visitors center, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.Access will remain closed to the visitors center bookstore,…

COVID-19 KY Recovery Update

COVID-19 KY Recovery Update Officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department said out of the 40 cases they had in their district, 39 of those people have recovered.The KRDHD’s coverage area includes Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry and Wolfe Counties.The lone case without a recovery yet is in Perry County, where there…

Education In The Fall

Education In The Fall Daily, education and public health officials are moving ahead in unchartered territory as they try to come to a consensus on whether to safely open schools in the fall or offer families more of the at-home education that public schools have operated under since Kentucky schools stopped in-person learning in…

Breonna Taylor Go Fund Me

Breonna Taylor Go Fund Me The GoFundMe page created by Breonna Taylor’s family has reached a new milestone as over $5 million has been donated.Breonna’s aunt created the page on June 3. Since then, more than 180 thousand people have made a donation to support the family.According to the GoFundMe Page, donations will go…