Money For Education

Money For Education Two eastern Kentucky counties have received more than $14 million from Gov. Andy Beshear to build new vocational education centers. $10 million was presented tothe Johnson County Board of Education to fund the construction of a new Local Area Vocational Education Center, which will be connected to the new Johnson Central…

Kynect Health Insurance Website

Kynect Health Insurance Website Kentuckians are now able to once again shop for health insurance through a single website.Kynect is a state-based health insurance exchange that provides Kentuckians easier access to health coverage and other benefits. The official website allows for a one stop shopping experience for health insurance.The exchange was originally launched in…

Human Trafficking Charges

Human Trafficking Charges A Kentucky attorney has pleaded guilty to human trafficking charges after he was implicated in a former judge’s criminal case.Robert L. Poole, 53, of Florence, pleaded guilty to five counts of promoting human trafficking for commercial sex activity in Kenton County, according to a media release Friday from Kentucky Attorney General…

Effects Of Gun Violence

Effects Of Gun Violence Researchers at the University of Kentucky are exploring the effects of gun violence among teens and young adults, and are asking them, and parents to participate in the study.“We are asking all kinds of questions about their experiences,” said Dr. TK Logan with UK’s Department of Behavioral Science. “Where they…

Food Box Giveaway

Food Box Giveaway The food pantry with Community Christian Church in Beattyville held a food box giveaway Saturday.Event coordinators said the service began after the historic flooding in the county.“In June, we were able to make boxes and start passing them out,” Event Coordinator, Darlene Jewell said. “We saw the need because we started…

Blood Shortage

Blood Shortage With Thanksgiving around the corner and the holidays fast approaching, the American Red Cross is calling on donors to continue making appointments now and in the coming weeks ahead to help overcome an ongoing nationwide emergency blood shortage.Officials say the current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen this…

Internet Grant

Internet Grant Governor Andy Beshear and Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman announced that Kentucky has been awarded a $1 million federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help expand high-speed internet across the commonwealth. A release says at least 50% required matching federal investments and a minimum of $600 million combined with…

Reporting Election Fraud

Reporting Election Fraud As we approach the 2021 Special Election, Attorney General Daniel Cameron is reminding Kentuckians that suspected election law violations should be reported to the Election Fraud Hotline.“Our office is committed to protecting the integrity of our elections by investigating and prosecuting criminal violations of election law, and tips from Kentuckians are…

Free Diapers

Free Diapers Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and State Senator Phillip Wheeler have announced a $10,000 donation to WestCare Emergency Shelter in Pikeville.This donation will help provide parents with complimentary access to diapers, wipes, creams, and other baby items.In total, Anthem has pledged $80,000 to open eight diaper closets across the Commonwealth. SNAP…

AEP Sellout

AEP Sellout American Electric Power (AEP) entered into an agreement to sell its Kentucky operations, including Kentucky Power and AEP Kentucky Transco to Liberty Utilities.Liberty is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. and the sale, expected to close in the summer of 2022, is worth $2.846 billion enterprise value.“Kentucky Power and its…