Winter Bird-Watching Event

Winter Bird-Watching Event Friends of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is planning its winter bird-watching event in West Tennessee near western Kentucky.The Wings of Winter Birding Festival is held over much of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley region in an area that is home to over 300 bird species. About 200 of the…

KY Charter School Denied

KY Charter School Denied The first charter school application filed in Kentucky has been unanimously denied, leaving the state to likely go another year without charter schools since being approved by the General Assembly in 2017.Newport Independent Schools rejected the application from the proposed River Cities Academy on Thursday night, news outlets reported. A…

McGrath Challenging McConnell

McGrath Challenging McConnell Democrat Amy McGrath on Friday officially filed to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending campaign next year.McGrath, a retired Marine combat pilot, touted many of the same issues – health care and good-paying jobs – that Andy Beshear highlighted in beating Republican incumbent Matt…

KY Farmer Pleads Guilty

KY Farmer Pleads Guilty Another Central Kentucky farmer has pleaded guilty in a crop insurance fraud scheme that a federal prosecutor has called “pervasive and severe” in that region.Daniel Arvin pleaded guilty on Dec. 19 in federal court in Lexington to a conspiracy charge after admitting he claimed damage to his tobacco crop and…

McGrath To Challenge McConnell

McGrath To Challenge McConnell Calling her party’s victory in the Kentucky governor’s race a jolt of momentum for her own bid to unseat a Republican incumbent, Democrat, Amy McGrath officially files to challenge Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending campaign next year. McGrath, a retired Marine combat pilot,…

Bourbon Maker Is Fined

Bourbon Maker Is Fined Jim Beam Brands is fined $600,000 by the state for a bourbon spill in July that led to a widespread fish kill. The spill followed a warehouse fire in Frankfort that investigators say was started by a lightning strike on July 3, 2019. Bourbon from 40,000 destroyed barrels poured into…

Beshear Sets Special Elections

Beshear Sets Special Elections Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear set special elections to fill two vacancies in the state House that occurred when Reps. Rocky Adkins and Dennis Keene joined Beshear’s administration, the governor’s office said Thursday.The elections in Districts 67 and 99 are set for Feb. 25. Political parties will nominate candidates. The filing…

Winter Bird-Watching Event Planned

Winter Bird-Watching Event Planned Friends of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is planning its winter bird-watching event in West Tennessee near western Kentucky.The Wings of Winter Birding Festival is held over much of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley region in an area that is home to over 300 bird species. About 200 of…

Former Somerset Mayor Passes Away

Former Somerset Mayor Passes Away Former Somerset mayor JP Wiles died on December 26th, 2019 after a prolonged illness.The Commonwealth Journal in Somerset reports Wiles was 85 years old and served as the mayor of Somerset for two terms, from 1999 to 2007.When reflecting on his time as mayor, Wiles often said SomerSplash water…