Political Newcomer To Challenge McConnell

Political Newcomer To Challenge McConnell Democrat Mike Broihier, a political newcomer with a broad resume as a Marine officer, farmer and small-town newspaperman is venturing into a high-stakes Senate race as the latest military-tested candidate aiming to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next year in Kentucky.Broihier set his sights on McConnell in his…

Earthquake Rattles Parts Of KY

Earthquake Rattles Parts Of KY A 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Tennessee/Kentucky border Wednesday morning.According to an earthquake tracking software, the epicenter of the quake was located in New Tazewell, Tennessee just after 11:23. Earthquakes of that magnitude are mostly felt by people standing still. There are no reports of damage. Source:…

Traffic In Louisville Goes Hog Wild

Traffic In Louisville Goes Hog Wild An interstate ramp in downtown Louisville reopened after being closed for nearly eight hours after a semi hauling a trailer filled with pigs overturned. The semi overturned on the I-65 South ramp to I-64 East/I-71 North Wednesday morning, according to TRIMARC. The ramp was reopened to traffic around…

Trash Pick-Up Beats The Heat

Trash Pick-Up Beats The Heat The next few days are going to be hot and the city of Lexington wants its workers to stay safe.To help avoid the heat, trash collectors will be out earlier in the morning this week. So you’ll have to make sure your bin makes it out in time.With high…

Helping The Blackjewel Miners

Helping The Blackjewel Miners All proceeds from Panda Garden in Harlan on Wednesday will go to support Blackjewel employees.The Blackjewel coal miners are still awaiting their paychecks. As of Friday, employees have missed two pay periods.The effects of the layoff impacted the entire community and locals said it weighs heavily on everyone.That is what…

Hope House In Hazard Receives Threats

Hope House In Hazard Receives Threats The Hope House in Hazard is temporarily closed.Police say threats include physical violence, and that the facility should be burned.”We do take threats seriously and our plan of action is to prosecute people that are making these threats,” said Hazard police officer James Whitaker. Police say people making…

Attorneys General Seeking Wages For Blackjewel Employees

Attorneys General Seeking Wages For Blackjewel Employees Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear joined Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring to ask for “immediate payment” of all Blackjewel employees’ wages.The joint request was sent to the Office of the United States Trustee. About 600 Kentucky workers and 480 Virginia workers did not get paid after…

KY U.S. Senator Rand Paul Sponsors Immigration Bills

KY U.S. Senator Rand Paul Sponsors Immigration Bills One way to reduce the tide of immigrants entering the United States illegally is to expand federal laws allowing newcomers to enter the country legally, Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Monday.The Kentucky lawmaker touted two bills that he’s sponsoring in an attempt to increase high-skill…

Blackhawk Files For Bankruptcy

Blackhawk Files For Bankruptcy A coal company with mines in Kentucky and West Virginia has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Blackhawk mining says in a release that the restructuring will allow it to eliminate more than 60 percent of its debt. The company has 10 mining complexes and mines metallurgical coal, which is used in…

Ribbon Cutting For New Target Store

Ribbon Cutting For New Target Store The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Target store near the University of Kentucky’s campus is being held today.The events is a private, invite-only event that gives a sneak peek of the small format store.This event is in preparation for the store’s grand opening, which is Sunday at…