Raising The Minimum Wage

Raising The Minimum Wage Rep. Kathy Hinkle (D-Louisa) is leading Democratic lawmakers in Frankfort by sponsoring a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2027, with incremental increases until then.The legislation, in part, is one of the main goals of Governor Andy Beshear, who made wages one of his…

Studying Elk In Kentucky

Studying Elk In Kentucky Researchers are launching a three-year study of elk in Kentucky.The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are teaming up on the study, which begins this month and will focus on elk reproduction and survival.The animals were native to Kentucky before being wiped out before…

Schools Close Due To Illnesses

Schools Close Due To Illnesses More than one dozen schools across the region are closed due to several illnesses making the rounds.Here is the list as of Friday morning:Christ Central School-Pike County, Clay County, Harlan County, Harlan Independent, Jackson County, Lawrence County, Leslie County, Letcher County, Pike County, Owsley County, Red Bird Christian School,…

Kentucky Supreme Court Clerk Retiring

Kentucky Supreme Court Clerk Retiring A fixture of Kentucky’s Supreme Court for 25 years is retiring.Susan Stokley Clary, the clerk of the Supreme Court, will retire Feb. 1.Clary has been clerk for three chief justices and is responsible for the custody, control and storage of all Supreme Court records. The clerk is also court…

Buildings Burn In Leslie County

Buildings Burn In Leslie County Several buildings were destroyed or damaged in a fire in Leslie County Thursday afternoon.Firefighters battled flames on Hickory Street in Hyden.Two homes were destroyed. A third home was damaged, and the flames damaged the Leslie County Health Department, too.The home where the fire initially happened went up in flame…

Discussion About the Pardon Process

Discussion About the Pardon Process After a much-criticized flurry of last-minute pardons by ex-Gov. Matt Bevin, Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers predicted Wednesday that lawmakers will try to modify the pardon process.The process has drawn intense scrutiny since Bevin, a Republican, issued hundreds of pardons between his electoral defeat last November and his final…

Kentucky’s Fight Against Hunger

Kentucky’s Fight Against Hunger Kentucky leaders are encouraging people to join the fight against hunger.Gov. Andy Beshear joined lawmakers, advocates and others Wednesday at a Capitol rally to bring awareness to the problem and to gain support for solutions, according to a statement from Feeding Kentucky. The organization hosted the rally as part of…