Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month A black history month celebration at the Kentucky Capitol on Tuesday will highlight contributions that African Americans have made to the U.S. military and the nation’s defense.The event is being hosted by the Black Legislative Caucus. It will include a special award presentation by Gov. Andy Beshear, remarks by legislative…

Helping Harlan County

Helping Harlan County Those in Harlan County are still cleaning up the aftermath of high floodwaters last week. ‘With Love From Harlan’ collected donations to help flood victims get back on their feet. “If somebody has a need we will put that need on our Facebook page,” says Leslie Bledsoe, President of ‘With Love…

Gov. Beshear Declares State of Emergency After Thursday Flooding

Gov. Beshear Declares State of Emergency After Thursday Flooding Governor Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency Friday after multiple counties in Southeastern Kentucky experienced flooding on Thursday. Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Perry, Whitesburg, Jenkins, Hyde, and Whitley Counties all declared states of emergency this week. The declaration allows for the mobilization…

Attracting School Teachers

Attracting School Teachers Kentucky’s largest school system has teamed up with the University of Louisville to start a teacher residency program, officials said.The program, aimed at combating teacher shortages, would allow people who received a degree in a field other than education to get a master’s degree from U of L while shadowing an…

Flooded Roads And Unclean Water

Flooded Roads And Unclean Water Knox County Judge Executive Mike Mitchell issued a state of emergency for the county on Thursday due to heavy flooding.”Even through last night we’ve been relocating people who have had water get up and around their house,” said Mithcell.Mitchell said that emergency crews rescued several people who tried to…