Election Day

Election Day In election news, three candidates hope to fill the Senate Seat in Kentucky’s 22nd District, left vacant after Tom Buford’s death in July.Democrat Helen Bukulmez, Republican Donald Douglas and Independent Syndicate Dunn are on the ballot.In the 89th District, voters in Jackson County and parts of Laurel and Madison Counties, will fill…

Warren County Judge Retiring

Warren County Judge Retiring Warren County’s longtime Judge-executive Mike Buchanon has decided not to seek re-election after three decades as the county’s top elected official.Buchanon, a 69-year-old Republican, told the Daily News over the weekend that he is ” at the point in my life when it’s time for me to focus on the…

Pfizer Vaccine For Kids

Pfizer Vaccine For Kids The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11. If the CDC grants approval, the vaccine could be available as soon as next week.Doctors at Pediatric & Adolescent Associates in Lexington are already thinking through logistics.“You got to get the phones open so patients can call in and…

National Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month During a special-called Pike County Fiscal Court county officials discussed National Diabetes Month, which is recognized in November.Public Health Director Tammy Riley shared the county’s diabetes breakdown, discussing the impacts and prevalence of the diagnosis in the mountains. After discussing the types of diabetes and how those rank in the county,…

Health Enrollment Period Open

Health Enrollment Period Open The annual enrollment period is open for Kentuckians to purchase federally subsidized health coverage that beings in 2022.”Now Kentucky families can go online and shop and save on quality health care coverage,” said Governor Andy Beshear. “Health care is a basic human right, and the healthier we all are, the…

Money For Education

Money For Education Two eastern Kentucky counties have received more than $14 million from Gov. Andy Beshear to build new vocational education centers. $10 million was presented tothe Johnson County Board of Education to fund the construction of a new Local Area Vocational Education Center, which will be connected to the new Johnson Central…

Kynect Health Insurance Website

Kynect Health Insurance Website Kentuckians are now able to once again shop for health insurance through a single website.Kynect is a state-based health insurance exchange that provides Kentuckians easier access to health coverage and other benefits. The official website allows for a one stop shopping experience for health insurance.The exchange was originally launched in…

Human Trafficking Charges

Human Trafficking Charges A Kentucky attorney has pleaded guilty to human trafficking charges after he was implicated in a former judge’s criminal case.Robert L. Poole, 53, of Florence, pleaded guilty to five counts of promoting human trafficking for commercial sex activity in Kenton County, according to a media release Friday from Kentucky Attorney General…

Effects Of Gun Violence

Effects Of Gun Violence Researchers at the University of Kentucky are exploring the effects of gun violence among teens and young adults, and are asking them, and parents to participate in the study.“We are asking all kinds of questions about their experiences,” said Dr. TK Logan with UK’s Department of Behavioral Science. “Where they…

Food Box Giveaway

Food Box Giveaway The food pantry with Community Christian Church in Beattyville held a food box giveaway Saturday.Event coordinators said the service began after the historic flooding in the county.“In June, we were able to make boxes and start passing them out,” Event Coordinator, Darlene Jewell said. “We saw the need because we started…