Protests Continue At KY Coal Mines

Protests Continue At KY Coal Mines Protesting Kentucky coal miners sweated through a fourth day on top of a railroad track as they continued blocking a coal train from leaving a Harlan County mine.Recently laid off, the miners are demanding weeks of back pay from their bankrupt employer as its assets were put up…

HUD Secretary Visiting KY

HUD Secretary Visiting KY Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is coming to Louisville today as part of the Book Rich Environments program.The program, which partners the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Education with the National Book Foundation and other nonprofits, aims to eliminate “book deserts” in the United States by…

Needed Improvements Coming To KY 30

Needed Improvements Coming To KY 30 Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Transportation Secretary (KYTC) GregThomas have announced plans to complete the final segment of KY 30 along the 37-mile corridor that stretches from KY 11 in Booneville to the Hal Rogers Parkway in London. Judge-executives and legislators representing the counties the route serves attended…

KY Native Craft Becomes UN Ambassador

KY Native Craft Becomes UN Ambassador The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft to become the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, ending a more than seven-month vacancy in the position.Craft was confirmed despite Democratic concerns about her inexperience and conflicts of interest. Craft is a longtime GOP activist from Kentucky who is currently…

Operation Coal Country Medical Mission Opens

Operation Coal Country Medical Mission Opens The kick-off and opening ceremony for Operation Coal Country Medical Mission was held Wednesday.This event was held at Eastern Kentucky University’s Manchester campus.The mission is to provide no-cost medical services and resources in four counties across Eastern Kentucky. Those five counties include Clay, Knox, Jackson and Leslie.The ceremony…

Alvarado Interviews On Mountain Gospel

Alvarado Interviews On Mountain Gospel Ralph Alvarado, 28th District Ky Senator, and candidate for Lieutenant Governor visited Breathitt county Wednesday for an interview on Mountain Gospel and for a meet and greet at Thatchers Downtown in Jackson. The Senator says Governor Bevin has ser the state on the right track. Source: MG…

Keeping Out The Fish

Keeping Out The Fish Officials say they have begun constructing a riverbed bubbler and sound system in Lake Barkley as an experimental and environmentally friendly way to block the spread of an invasive fish known as Asian carp.The Paducah Sun reports the bio-acoustic fish fence at Barkley Dam in western Kentucky will be evaluated…

Getting Credit For Using Solar Panels

Getting Credit For Using Solar Panels Kentucky regulators are seeking input on implementing a new law changing the way utility customers receive credit for electricity generated from solar panels and other renewable sources.The Kentucky Public Service Commission says public comments will be useful in future rate cases that will determine net metering rates for…