Lost Contract Means Lost Jobs

Lost Contract Means Lost Jobs Perry County Judge Executive Scott Alexander says SYKES lost a contract which prompted a layoff.The company employs people from many counties, so the impact will be felt through a larger area.”We’ve become one region and so it effects the whole region and it sets us back,” said Alexander.Alexander says…

50-Mile Yard Sale Coming This Weekend To KY

50-Mile Yard Sale Coming This Weekend To KY As residents of Breathitt, Estill and Lee counties prepare for the annual 50-Mile Yard Sale along KY 52 on Friday and Saturday, July 5-6, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is urging motorists to use caution during the event.“These corridor-long yard sale events are gaining in popularity across…

Kentucky State Fair Tickets On Sale

Kentucky State Fair Tickets On Sale The Kentucky State Fair does not start until August 15, but tickets can already be bought at a discount.Advance tickets for the fair are on sale until August 14.Buying tickets early can mean saving money.Admission to the fair is $10 at the gate, but only $7 if paid…

Coal Mining Layoffs In KY

Coal Mining Layoffs In KY Revelation Energy LLC. and its affiliate Blackjewel LLC. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.The Herald-Leader reports Revelation Energy is one of the nation’s largest coal producers, with mines in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.Cumberland Mayor Charles Raleigh told the newspaper that at least two coal miners reported the mines…

KY Farmers’ Markets Are Thriving

KY Farmers’ Markets Are Thriving Farmers markets across Kentucky are getting a promotional boost from a summer advertising campaign by the state’s agricultural marketing program. State Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says Kentucky has more than 165 farmers markets in 113 counties. He says it shows the state’s local food movement is thriving. …

KY Parents Seek Negligent Damages

KY Parents Seek Negligent Damages The parents of a 2-year-old Kentucky boy who died at a Tennessee state park last month are seeking $900,000 in damages from the state. Attorney Christopher Smith tells The Tennessean that the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation was negligent in not having made Cummins Falls State Park safer.…

Corbin Church Fire

Corbin Church Fire Crews responded to a call early Monday morning of a reported church fire on Moore Hill Avenue. The church building was abandoned. Lily Fire & Rescue, West Knox Fire Rescue, Bailey Switch Fire Department, Corbin City Fire Department and Keavy Fire Department helped to put out the fire. No injuries were…

Former Knox County Magistrate Indicted

Former Knox County Magistrate Indicted A former Knox County magistrate was indicted on federal drug charges Monday.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports former magistrate Jerry “Rabbit” Cox now faces six charges of illegally distributing pain pills.Cox was a candidate for the Republican nominations for magistrate in one of the county’s districts in the May 2018 primary.He…

Staying Safe On The Fourth Of July

Staying Safe On The Fourth Of July July 4th is just days away and the Prestonsburg Fire Department is preparing their biggest firework show.Fireworks may be fun, but they also bring danger.”Safety is the number one priority,” said Mike Brown, the Prestonsburg fire chief.The Prestonsburg Fire Department prepares for almost two weeks for their…