KY Politicians Will Attend Summer Picnic Event

KY Politicians Will Attend Summer Picnic Event Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has become one of the many politicians to RSVP to a picnic next Saturday.McConnell will join other politicians at the 139th St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic.Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear will also attending the outing.Beshear is challenging Bevin in…

Veteran’s Remains Discovered Decades Later

Veteran’s Remains Discovered Decades Later Zelma Givens McDowell was only eight-years-old when her father Jacob Givens left for World War II and soon after he left she never heard from him again.”He went overseas and in October he was missing,” explained McDowell.Just a few weeks ago though, her daughter got a phone call from…

Bidding On Blackjewel

Bidding On Blackjewel A federal judge approved a bidding process for mines owned by bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk in Charleston on Friday approved a motion by Blackjewel on a proposal made by Bristol, Tennessee-based Contura Energy.Contura has offered $20.6 million as the main bidder for three mines owned by…

Interstate 75 Lanes Reopen

Interstate 75 Lanes Reopen The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 near North Corbin are back open after being temporarily closed in response to a semi crash in Laurel County.Police say that the crash happened near mile marker 33 around 11 p.m.Police had the interstate blocked at exit 29, this was lifted shortly after 5…

Fate of Blackjewel Mines Rest on Bidding Process

Fate of Blackjewel Mines Rest on Bidding Process A federal judge on Friday approved a bidding process for mines owned by bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk in Charleston agreed with a motion by Blackjewel on a proposal made by Bristol, Tennessee-based Contura Energy. Contura has offered $20.6 million as…

KY Baptist Convention Selects New Leader

KY Baptist Convention Selects New Leader The Kentucky Baptist Convention Mission Board has chosen Todd Gray to lead the organization.Kentucky Today reports Gray was confirmed as executive director-treasurer during a special meeting Thursday in Louisville. Kentucky Today is a publication of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.The 54-year-old Gray is a Kentucky native and grew up…

Governor Bevin Signs Pension Bill

Governor Bevin Signs Pension Bill The Kentucky House and Senate officially concluded a special session after Gov. Matt Bevin signed the pension measure into law on Wednesday. The Republican-dominated Senate sent the bill to the GOP governor in a final vote earlier in the day.Bevin called lawmakers into a special session last Friday to…

KY Needs Teachers

KY Needs Teachers A new report from the Kentucky Department of Education shows the shortage of teachers continues to grow across the Commonwealth.The data, reported Thursday by “Kentucky Teacher”, a publication of KDE, shows thousands of openings with the start of the new school year only weeks away.Officials say this shortage didn’t just start…