Fazoli’s Coming To Pikeville

Fazoli’s Coming To Pikeville Fazoli’s President and CEO Carl Howard announced Thursday plans to bring a Fazoli’s restaurant to Pikeville in the summer of 2020.Jordan Stapleton and Hillary Harkins will run the new restaurant along with Stapleton’s mother Anita. The Stapleton family has been in the restaurant business for nearly 35 years.“We are teaming…

Prohibiting Sanctuary Cities

Prohibiting Sanctuary Cities Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he supports a new bill that would prohibit sanctuary cities for undocumented immigrants.Cameron said the bill is needed to support law enforcement and to make sure they have all the tools they need. The bill is Senate Bill 1 and is the chamber’s top priority…

Requiring A Voter ID

Requiring A Voter ID Senate Bill 2, one of the Kentucky Senate’s top priorities for this legislative session, would require voters to show a photo ID.Secretary of State Michael Adams said this is not because of any problems in Kentucky. During an announcement Wednesday, Adams said this is mainly due to problems of voter…

Making School Busses Safer

Making School Busses Safer As Kentucky legislators convene this month, a new bill up for consideration is aimed at holding drivers accountable and keeping children safer regarding school busses.The bill includes a provision to put cameras on the exterior of the bus.Some districts already have the cameras affixed to the stop arms that come…

Dealing With A Hay Shortage

Dealing With A Hay Shortage Kentucky farmers have been dealing with hay shortages this winter due to the wet weather. A report says farmers hope an upcoming auction in Madison County will relieve some of that stress.Farmers from all over the place will bring in thousands of bales of hay to be auctioned off…

Remembering Children And A Grandmother

Remembering Children And A Grandmother “Amazing Grace” echoed through the halls of Bell Central, where Sierra, Cynthia and Shawn Posey all went to school.Bell Central held a balloon release in memory of Sierra, Cynthia and Shawn Posey, who died in a house fire along with their grandmother, Beulah Mullins.The three children and their grandmother,…

Coal Employees Still Waiting To Be Paid

Coal Employees Still Waiting To Be Paid Employees laid off from a Kentucky coal company last month say they haven’t received their final paycheck or payment for unused vacation days, according to a former company manager.About 75 Perry County Coal employees didn’t receive their final paychecks, and the remaining maintenance crew of 24 workers…

Waiving GED Testing Fees

Waiving GED Testing Fees Kentucky will start waiving testing fees for people wanting to obtain a GED diploma to help thousands of adults improve their career opportunities, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday.The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has allotted $600,000 in state funding to waive test fees to eliminate a financial barrier for people…

New KY Police Post

New KY Police Post Kentucky State Police opened a new facility to house one of its posts as well as a training facility.Post 4?s 61,754-square-foot (5,737-square-meter) campus opened Tuesday in Elizabethtown.The facility also includes an evidence storage area that can be used by multiple posts, Col. Chad White said in a news release.Post 4…

KY Lawmakers Take Up Jobs and Family

KY Lawmakers Take Up Jobs and Family Kentucky lawmakers convened to begin a 60-day session that will be dominated by work on a new state budget.The House and Senate gaveled in at midday Tuesday with a flurry of bill introductions highlighting the opening day.This year’s session will stretch into mid-April. Republicans hold supermajorities in…