Prestonsburg Thefts Solved

Prestonsburg Thefts Solved Prestonsburg Police believe they have solved a rash of recent thefts, after arresting a man who they say had a stolen handgun in his possession. Police had been investigating a series of car break-in, burglary and prowler complaints in the Lancer neighborhood. Items taken in the spree included tools, guitars and…

Ft. Campbell Building Military Homes

Ft. Campbell Building Military Homes Fort Campbell is building or renovating hundreds of military family homes in an $87.4 million project.The project calls for building 144 new three- and four-bedroom homes, renovating 170 houses and demolishing 250 homes over the next five years. The Army and its private housing partner, Landlease, are breaking ground…

Paintsville Embankment Collapse

Paintsville Embankment Collapse Officials with Johnson County 911 tell news outlets recent flooding has caused a section of the embankment near the Paintsville City Garage to collapse into the river.It happened this morning on River Road.A Facebook post from Johnson County Emergency Management states the slip is estimated to be between 100 feet wide…

Nearly Camping Season

Nearly Camping Season Camping season opens March 12 at 30 Kentucky State Parks featuring approximatively 2,300 campsites across the commonwealth.“One of the most popular recreational activities at Kentucky State Parks every year is camping,” said Department of Parks Commissioner Russ Meyer. “Over the past year, our staff has been committed to making improvements at…

Getting KY Schools Reopened

Getting KY Schools Reopened The Kentucky Senate has voted to require schools to reopen in-person instruction by late March.Senators passed the bill Wednesday. The bill is potentially one step from going to the governor.The bill would require in-person classes to resume by March 29.It returns to the House, which will consider Senate changes.If the…

Fixing KY’s Broken Unemployment System

Fixing KY’s Broken Unemployment System House Bill 367 would require unemployment offices to open in certain areas of Kentucky when the unemployment rate rises above five percent.The bill comes after nearly one year of issues with the Office of Unemployment Insurance, especially when it comes to unemployed Kentuckians trying to reach someone to get…

Breathitt County Bottled Water Sites

Breathitt County Bottled Water Sites The Breathitt County Water District posted on Facebook that the city water plant is down.Until it is fixed and operational, the county cannot pump water and can’t find the breaks in the lines in the county.Restoration time is unknown at this time.Bottled water is available at Breathitt County High…

More Mental Health Services

More Mental Health Services A new initiative is aimed at providing more mental health services to college students.The initiative will use $1.5 million in federal relief funds to boost mental health on campuses as COVID-19 continues to drive stress and uncertainty among students, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education announced on Tuesday. …

KY’s Open Records Law

KY’s Open Records Law A coalition of open government advocates, including The Associated Press, is opposing a bill they say weakens Kentucky’s open records law.The bill imposes a residency requirement on open records requests, and gives lawmakers the ability to deny requests without the option of appeal. Legislators in the Kentucky House voted 71-27…

Beshear Opens More Businesses

Beshear Opens More Businesses Gov. Andy Beshear announced 18 industries including bowling alleys, restaurants and government offices can increase capacity to 60 percent as the state completes its seventh straight week of declining COVID-19 cases.Beshear also reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since Sept. 28 and the lowest positivity rate since Oct.…