KY GE Announcement

KY GE Announcement Governor Andy Beshear held his latest Team Kentucky update beginning the conference by sharing an upcoming announcement that will bring $400 million in investment to the state.Beshear then shared an announcement about GE Appliances’ upcoming investment in the state’s economy. The company will be investing 450 million dollars in the project,…

Bus Driver Shortage

Bus Driver Shortage A recent bus driver shortage across the country has started to impact Eastern Kentucky.Floyd County School administrators asked people in the community to step up and fill the missing positions.Several teachers and staff stepped up to help, but one principal also joined the cause.Donna Robinson is the principal of the John…

Bridge Dedication

Bridge Dedication In a decision made by the fiscal court, Knott County leaders held a bridge dedication on Thursday.The ceremony was in honor of Chief Deputy Dobby W. Jacobs, who died in 2019.Friends, family, and coworkers came out to commemorate his legacy and career.The Knott County Judge Executive, Jeff Dobson, said the bridge they…

Quitting Jobs In KY

Quitting Jobs In KY Then, more people are quitting their jobs in Kentucky than any other state in the country, based on employment population.According to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 84,000 Kentuckians left their jobs in August, which is 26,000 more than in July. Kentucky’s ‘quit rate,’ or the number…

Expanding Education Opportunities

Expanding Education Opportunities Students in Appalachia who study health care including pre-med and pre-pharmacy now have a new way to expand their education.Transylvania University and Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced a new partnership recently that allows students to study at the university and later return home to work for ARH.The partnership is for prospective…

Driver’s Licenses Offices Update

Driver’s Licenses Offices Update With a regional office located in Jackson County, two more mountain counties will soon transition to regional offices to get driver’s licenses next month.Perry and Powell County will transition from circuit clerks to offices operated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) on November 29th. The office that will serve those…

Elk Poaching

Elk Poaching If you know anything you’re asked to call wildlife officials regarding information in a case of elk poaching in Perry County.The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of someone who poached a bull elk in the Big Creek area near Hazard.Wildlife officials…

Keeping Our Communities Healthy Grants

Keeping Our Communities Healthy Grants Foundation for a Healthy officials have awarded the recipients of the “Keeping our Communities Healthy” grants today.The mini grants were awarded to 12 organizations across the Commonwealth, including three in Eastern Kentucky.The Eastern Kentucky winners were Grace Community Health Center in Knox County, Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency and…

ACLU Lawsuit In KY

ACLU Lawsuit In KY Saying it’s a violation of the 14th amendment, the ACLU of Kentucky and the Department of Advocacy filed a lawsuit against the Kentucky Department of Corrections, among others this week.The lawsuit claims that starting sometime in 2020, certain jails began confiscating all incoming legal mail, taking a photocopy, then delivering…

Breathitt County Road Construction

Breathitt County Road Construction Drivers in the Jackson and Breathitt County area can expect delays on KY-15 next week.Starting Monday, November 1, a section of KY-15 between Lost Creek and Haddix will have repair work underway.The work will be to repair and stabilize an embankment failure and break in pavement.KYTC said temporary traffic signs…