Restoring Voting Rights For Felons

Restoring Voting Rights For Felons The Kentucky Senate on Thursday approved a proposed constitutional amendment to restore voting rights for some felons who have completed their sentences.The measure passed on a 29-7 vote and now heads to the House, the Courier Journal reported. If approved there, it would be placed on the statewide November…

Technology Company Expanding In KY

Technology Company Expanding In KY A Kentucky technology engineering firm plans to add at least 83 jobs with a $5.3 million expansion of its headquarters.STEP CG’s headquarters is in Covington and will move to a location on the Ohio River, Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said in a news release Thursday. The new facility will…

Fire And Rescue Partnership Evaluated

Fire And Rescue Partnership Evaluated A recently-proposed partnership between the City of Prestonsburg and Lifeguard Emergency Medical Services was declined by the city council this week.According to Mayor Les Stapleton, the partnership would have been a managerial labor contract that would allow the city to transport emergency patients if Lifeguard needed help and would…

Ambulance Siren Scares Away Birds

Ambulance Siren Scares Away Birds The Clay County Ambulance Service was asked to blare their sirens Thursday evening to scare away the birds that roost in the trees.Community members have complained about the birds in the area. A local group was worried about health concerns because of the bird droppings being left behind. …

Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center Celebrates

Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center Celebrates The Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center in Pikeville hosted its 7th annual Banquet for Life Thursday, bringing the community together with one message: ‘Ohana.”‘Ohana, which means family, which means no one is forgotten or left behind,” said Executive Director Kay Hammond.The luau-themed event included live music, a silent auction, and…

Investigating Abortion Issue

Investigating Abortion Issue The Family Foundation has announced at a press conference in the State Capitol, that it and 35 state legislators are asking Attorney General Daniel Cameron to investigate the University of Louisville Medical School’s Ryan Residency Program to determine whether it is violating state laws prohibiting taxpayer-funded abortions. The group cited documents…

Limiting Pardon Powers

Limiting Pardon Powers Responding to an outcry over former Gov. Matt Bevin’s flurry of last-minute pardons, the Kentucky Senate advanced a proposed constitutional change Wednesday to prevent his successors from doing the same thing in their final days in office. Source: MG News Return to News

Taxing Vaping Products

Taxing Vaping Products The Kentucky House voted Wednesday to create a tax on vaping products and increase taxes on snuff and chewing tobacco.The bill passed the House on a 75-17 vote and now goes to the Senate, media outlets reported.It’s estimated to raise $50 million of new tax revenue over the next two fiscal…

Pizza Lunch For Lydia’s House

Pizza Lunch For Lydia’s House In Benham is Addiction Recovery Care’s ‘Lydia’s House’, a recovery center for women.Wednesday, Letcher County District Court Judge Kevin Mullins, along with Hunt Brothers District Manager Tim Fields, donated a pizza lunch to the women at the center.”That truly means a lot because a lot of things go unnoticed…