Ex-Blackjewel Miners Laid Off Again

Ex-Blackjewel Miners Laid Off Again A coal producer that purchased multiple Kentucky mines and hired workers from a now-bankrupt company has laid some of the miners off. State Rep. Angie Hatton said miners told her Friday that Kopper Glo, the company that purchased mines from Blackjewel LLC., has idled its mines until at least…

Checking-In On KY’s Farming Prices

Checking-In On KY’s Farming Prices International trade uncertainty looms over Kentucky’s farm economy, which was able to maintain stable income levels with a boost from government relief payments offered to farmers hit hard by low commodity prices caused by the trade conflict with China, agricultural economists said Thursday.This year’s statewide farm cash receipts are…

KY Faces Budget Shortfall

KY Faces Budget Shortfall Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear faces a budget shortfall that could exceed $1 billion as he prepares a two-year state spending plan to submit to lawmakers in early 2020, according to a memo from outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration.The memo from Bevin’s budget director, John Chilton, points to additional funding needs…

KY Shop With A Trooper Event

KY Shop With A Trooper Event Kentucky State Police, Post 10 had their annual ‘Shop with a Trooper’ event on Thursday in collaboration with Barbourville Walmart and Forcht Bank.Troopers spend the entire year getting ready for the day they get to take 22 kids to shop for clothes and toys with $120 to spend.…

KY Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

KY Supreme Court Justice Sworn In Newly elected Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Christopher Shea Nickell will be sworn in during a formal ceremony in Frankfort next week.Nickell, who was elected in November to fill the vacancy resulting from Justice Bill Cunningham’s retirement in February, was sworn in Nov. 24 in Paducah by Cunningham. His…

Breathitt County Schools Move To State Assistance

Breathitt County Schools Move To State Assistance The Kentucky Board of Education (KDE) voted Wednesday to approve Commissioner Wayne Lewis’ recommendation that Breathitt County Schools move to state assistance.This will move superintendent and local school board authority from the commissioner back to the local board and superintendent.”Of course it’s exciting to see that you’ve…

Adding To KY Natural Areas Registry

Adding To KY Natural Areas Registry The Abbey of Gethsemani has been added to the Kentucky Natural Areas Registry, officials said.The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves said in a statement on Wednesday that it was recognizing the abbey’s historic stewardship of more than 1,500 acres of land in Nelson County.The designation is voluntary and…

Beshear Faces Budget Shortfall

Beshear Faces Budget Shortfall Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear faces a budget shortfall estimated to exceed $1 billion as he prepares a state spending plan to submit to lawmakers early next year, according to a memo from outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration.The memo from Bevin’s budget director, John Chilton, said additional funding will be needed…

Paying For College Students Loan Debt

Paying For College Students Loan Debt U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load engulfing college students by allowing families to use their retirement savings to pay off their loans.The Kentucky Republican introduced federal legislation late Monday that would allow students to dip into retirement accounts to help pay for college…