New KY State License Plate

New KY State License Plate A new kind of Kentucky license plate has started appearing on vehicles across the state.The biggest difference is in the way the new plates are manufactured. State transportation officials say the new plates are digitally printed on flat aluminum instead of traditional, embossed metal with raised letters and numbers.The…

Old State Capitol Reopens

Old State Capitol Reopens The Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum have reopened to visitors in Frankfort.The Kentucky Historical Society says the facilities reopened in accordance with the governor’s Healthy at Work guidelines and the American Alliance of Museums’ recommendations for reopening museums.The society says guidelines include masks requirements, social distancing,…

Understanding Narcan

Understanding Narcan The Floyd County Community Center opened its doors to the public for brief training sessions regarding the substance Narcan on Sunday.Narcan is medically used to reverse the effects of an overdose, something that event organizer Shawn Allen feels is a necessity for those who know people struggling with addiction.“Narcan is a substance…

Remembering Justice Ginsburg

Remembering Justice Ginsburg Governor Andy Beshear ordered all flags at state office buildings to be lowered to half-staff following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away late Friday.This is in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, and all flags will remain at half-staff until the day…

Local Coach Remembered

Local Coach Remembered A local coaching legend’s name is now forever engraved on signs surrounding what was known as West Main Park in Harlan County.It was the emotion that Jerry L. Edwards displayed as he addressed dozens of community members on Saturday that made the occasion all that more memorable for those in attendance.“Coach…

Fire Engulfs Family Home

Fire Engulfs Family Home The Thacker family lost everything Tuesday when a fire tore through their home in the Grapevine community of Pike County.Bryttnee Thacker said she was boiling eggs and preparing her daughters for the day ahead when she heard popping noises coming from the kitchen. She quickly saw flames, discovering that one…

Keeping Baby Safe

Keeping Baby Safe September is Baby Safety Month and the Consumer Product Safety Commission says there are some simple steps parents can take to create a safe space for themselves and their kids.Patty Davis, with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, talked with news outlets about safety measures parents can take.There are suffocation hazards associated…

Combatting Substance Abuse

Combatting Substance Abuse Officials with one local hospital plan to use a three-year grant to help combat opioid and substance abuse in two Eastern Kentucky counties.Baptist Health Corbin was recently awarded $1 million from the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS).In a collaborative effort, officials from the hospital have teamed up with Cumberland…

Absentee Ballot Counting

Absentee Ballot Counting Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams says election officials have received more than 320,000 requests for absentee ballots for the November election.He says that total, as of Tuesday, is about 80,000 below the number of absentee ballots requested at the same point leading up to the June primary.Adams gave the update…

Beshear Court Case

Beshear Court Case The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday over Governor Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 orders:The governor calls them critical to saving lives, Attorney General Daniel Cameron calls them unconstitutional.No decision was made Thursday, but the Justices challenged both sides.But the big question: does the governor have the authority to issue these statewide regulations?…