Bring Your Bible To School Day

Bring Your Bible To School Day Thursday is Bring Your Bible To School Day, and Gov. Matt Bevin is doing his part to make sure Kentucky students are aware.Bevin tweeted a video Tuesday, along with a caption that read, in part: “The Judeo-Christian principles that are bound in this book are timeless, containing an…

Governor Bevin Proposing Military Tax Exemption

Governor Bevin Proposing Military Tax Exemption Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he’ll push to exempt military veterans’ retirement from state taxation if he wins a second term in November. It’s part of the Republican incumbent’s comprehensive tax proposal.Bevin, a former Army officer, promoted the tax break during a Louisville-area campaign event where…

Blackjewel Miners Being Re-Trained

Blackjewel Miners Being Re-Trained Blackjewel miners packed up their protest site, but they are still waiting for their money after their last paychecks from the bankrupt company bounced three months ago.Many of the miners have gone back to school for free with help from Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP).The Department of Labor…

KY Schools Receive Rankings

KY Schools Receive Rankings Results of Kentucky’s new five-star accountability system for public schools were released Tuesday, with 1,272 schools ranked. For the 2018-2019 school year, 89 schools received one star, 251 two stars, 643 three stars, 233 four stars and 56 five stars, the highest performing.The Kentucky Department of Education said indicators included…

KY Rest Stop Gets Makeover

KY Rest Stop Gets Makeover Monday, the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet announced the Whitley County Welcome Center on I-75 in southern Kentucky will close October 4th.The center will be demolished and reconstruction of a new facility is expected to be completed in fall 2020.The frequent closures to the public for maintenance and repair…

Fire Closes Part Of Red River Gorge

Fire Closes Part Of Red River Gorge An area of the Red River Gorge closed after a forest fire Monday.Daniel Boone National Forest officials say the fire happened at Sky Bridge.An escaped campfire caused it.The area is closed while firefighters work to establish containment lines. Source: MG News Return to News

Honoring Organ Donors

Honoring Organ Donors The Letcher County Court Clerk is honoring local organ donors by putting their picture on a wall in the County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. They are calling it the “Hero Wall.”“I do think that will maybe make a difference for someone,” said Jan Tackett who is the mother of an organ…

Blackjewel Mining Case To Court

Blackjewel Mining Case To Court The nearly two-month-long Blackjewel protest in Cumberland came to an end last Thursday, but the actions attorneys and lawyers are making in a West Virginia bankruptcy courtroom is far from over.Media outlets have learned the negotiations between Blackjewel and attorney’s representing Blackjewel miners have not worked. Now, the court…

I-75 Shooter Indicted Again

I-75 Shooter Indicted Again A Texas man who has been accused of shooting at vehicles on I-75 in Laurel County almost a year ago has been, once again, indicted by a grand jury, according to the Times Tribune.The 70-plus mile chase started with several calls from I-75 near Corbin, Kentucky.Police said three cars in…

Famous KY Barn Burns Killing Animals

Famous KY Barn Burns Killing Animals An overnight fire in a Kentucky barn has killed thousands of animals including 3,000 quails.News outlets report the fire broke out at Bonzo Farm early Saturday morning.A press release from Greenup Volunteer Fire Department says multiple fire departments responded to the blaze, which involved several barns.Raceland Police say…