Studying Elk In Kentucky

Studying Elk In Kentucky Researchers are launching a three-year study of elk in Kentucky.The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are teaming up on the study, which begins this month and will focus on elk reproduction and survival.The animals were native to Kentucky before being wiped out before…

Schools Close Due To Illnesses

Schools Close Due To Illnesses More than one dozen schools across the region are closed due to several illnesses making the rounds.Here is the list as of Friday morning:Christ Central School-Pike County, Clay County, Harlan County, Harlan Independent, Jackson County, Lawrence County, Leslie County, Letcher County, Pike County, Owsley County, Red Bird Christian School,…

Kentucky Supreme Court Clerk Retiring

Kentucky Supreme Court Clerk Retiring A fixture of Kentucky’s Supreme Court for 25 years is retiring.Susan Stokley Clary, the clerk of the Supreme Court, will retire Feb. 1.Clary has been clerk for three chief justices and is responsible for the custody, control and storage of all Supreme Court records. The clerk is also court…

Buildings Burn In Leslie County

Buildings Burn In Leslie County Several buildings were destroyed or damaged in a fire in Leslie County Thursday afternoon.Firefighters battled flames on Hickory Street in Hyden.Two homes were destroyed. A third home was damaged, and the flames damaged the Leslie County Health Department, too.The home where the fire initially happened went up in flame…

Discussion About the Pardon Process

Discussion About the Pardon Process After a much-criticized flurry of last-minute pardons by ex-Gov. Matt Bevin, Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers predicted Wednesday that lawmakers will try to modify the pardon process.The process has drawn intense scrutiny since Bevin, a Republican, issued hundreds of pardons between his electoral defeat last November and his final…

Kentucky’s Fight Against Hunger

Kentucky’s Fight Against Hunger Kentucky leaders are encouraging people to join the fight against hunger.Gov. Andy Beshear joined lawmakers, advocates and others Wednesday at a Capitol rally to bring awareness to the problem and to gain support for solutions, according to a statement from Feeding Kentucky. The organization hosted the rally as part of…

Paintsville Recovery Center Burns

Paintsville Recovery Center Burns The Paintsville Recovery Center Clinic burned to the ground Wednesday morning.A morning drive to work quickly turned into a chaotic scene.”I discovered it came upon it burning back here on the back corner. It had been burning a while cause it was already without the roof on us.”West Van Lear…

College Is Good For Kentuckians

College Is Good For Kentuckians College credentials are still a good value for Kentuckians, according to a new report issued by the state Council on Postsecondary Education.Also, state allocations for public higher education more than make up for their cost, the report said.“This report should dispel any myths about the value of a college…

Pike County Miners Get Paid

Pike County Miners Get Paid Pike County miners are packing up the blockade camp at the railroad tracks in Kimper after three days of protesting.Two groups of miners, both working for Quest Energy, met at the tracks Wednesday. One group insisted they would not leave until they were guaranteed their next paycheck.The paychecks were…