Overhauling A Welcome Center

Overhauling A Welcome Center A welcome center in southern Kentucky closed Thursday for demolition and reconstruction, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.The Simpson County Welcome Center, which borders Tennessee on Interstate 65, was built in 1974. It hasn’t had a major upgrade in decades and needs frequent minor repairs according to news outlets. The center…

Moving the Prison To Eastern Kentucky Mountains

Moving the Prison To Eastern Kentucky Mountains With the overcrowding of inmates in facilities across Kentucky, Floyd County officials believe the answer may be nestled in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.”We’ve got a facility there in Wheelwright, sitting empty, that could eliminate or alleviate a lot of the pressure that’s currently on the system.…

Swearing-In Ceremony

Swearing-In Ceremony Constitutional officers who were elected in November will be sworn into office next week, Kentucky officials said.An inaugural ceremony is planned Monday morning at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.Those taking the oath of office include Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Auditor Mike Harmon, Treasurer Allison Ball, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Secretary of…

Fruit Recall

Fruit Recall A recalled fruit mix is a potential source of an outbreak of salmonella illness in multiple states.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a news release Thursday that at least 96 people had been sickened by Salmonella Javiana. At least 27 of them were hospitalized.The illnesses may be connected to a…

Governor Beshear Changes Contract Process

Governor Beshear Changes Contract Process Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration has canceled an $8.5 million (7.6 million Euro) no-bid contract with a nonprofit created and overseen by officials in former Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration who also approved the contract, according to reports.Despite concerns about awarding a no-bid contract to a private entity controlled by…

Inez Supermarket Is Closing

Inez Supermarket Is Closing One grocery store in Martin County has been what many call a community staple for decades.60 years ago, the store opened as Inez Supermarket under the ownership of Derle Walker. Since then, the store has also been called ShopRite, among other names. But it has stayed in the family.Most recently,…

KY Sheriff And K-9 Injured

KY Sheriff And K-9 Injured A Kentucky sheriff’s deputy and two other people were injured in a crash in which the deputy’s police dog died, authorities said.Boyle County Deputy Casey McCoy was treated from a hospital and released after Tuesday’s two-vehicle accident along U.S. Route 150 in Danville, police said.McCoy’s K-9, a nine-year-old Belgian…

Bridge Over Rockcastle River Is Closed

Bridge Over Rockcastle River Is Closed A road bridging Jackson and Laurel Counties is closed due to flooding that happened Sunday night.Jackson County Judge Executive Shane Gabbard posted pictures on Facebook showing the flood damage to the bridge over the Rockcastle River.Eberle Road in Letterbox is closed on both sides of the bridge until…