KY Vocational Schools Upgrades

KY Vocational Schools Upgrades The Kentucky School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC) is now accepting applications for $75 million in grants for vocational school upgrades.The grants for vocational school upgrades are part of Governor Andy Beshear’s Better Kentucky Plan which plans to help create opportunities for families in the commonwealth.Eligible schools can apply for up…

Hot Car Endangerment Is Criminal

Hot Car Endangerment Is Criminal Law enforcement is reminding you it is a crime to leave children and pets in hot cars alongwith being dangerous.“It only takes just minutes for a car to go from a comfortable 70 degrees to well over 120 degrees. Especially when the temperature outside is over 70 degrees Fahrenheit,”…

Hazard’s Mother Goose

Hazard’s Mother Goose The iconic Mother Goose of Hazard is set to be placed back onto the Mother Goose House later this summer.”It’s amazing, now that he’s got it back together, it’s took a whole new life again,” said owner Alice McIntosh.Keith Miller at Keith Miller Construction is making that new life a reality.…

Prestonsburg New Police Chief

Prestonsburg New Police Chief In a special called meeting Monday night, the Prestonsburg City Council officially appointed a new Chief of Police to replace retiring Chief Larry Woods.Captain Randy Woods was appointed to fill the position.Randy Woods began his career with the Prestonsburg Police Department before becoming a trooper with Kentucky State Police. He…

McConnell Urges Vaccines

McConnell Urges Vaccines Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is imploring unvaccinated Americans to take the COVID-19 shot.He issued a stark and grave warning Tuesday that the U.S. risks a repeat of last year’s caseloads if people refuse to protect themselves from the coronavirus.Speaking at the U.S. Capitol, McConnell urged Americans to ignore the “demonstrably…

Hazard Signage

Hazard Signage If you take a visit through downtown Hazard, you will find new “wayfinding signs.”In a Facebook post, City of Hazard officials said they are excited to see the signs going up downtown.InVision Hazard wrote a grant for the new signs, a Facebook post said. Officials thanked Community and Economic Development Initaiti1ve of…

KSP Cruiser Contest

KSP Cruiser Contest After a second place showing in a national contest last year, the Kentucky State Police is asking for your help to take the top spot.The American Association of State Troopers “America’s Best Looking Cruiser” contest is underway.This year, KSP’s entry is a 2015 Camaro, equipped with a 6.2 liter V8 producing…

Owsley County Road Construction

Owsley County Road Construction Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials warned drivers in the Owsley County area that a road will be closed due to drainage pipe replacements today.KY 708 will be closed in two locations between milepoints 0.6 and 0.7 and between milepoints 2.2 and 2.3, for replacement of two drainage pipes.The first location…

Looking For Employees

Looking For Employees With a 15-hundred dollar work incentive by most employers, the Kentucky Career Center hosted a job fair in Hazard Tuesday as part of its Hire-A-Bration series going on through the end of the month.The fair in Hazard featured employers from healthcare, mining, telecommunications and shipping industries. Trish Adams, the Agency Ambassador…

KSU President Resigns

KSU President Resigns Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II has resigned.Brown submitted his resignation to the board of regents, effective immediately, at a Tuesday morning meeting.The board immediately went into closed session Tuesday morning for two items, one discussing “litigation”, and the other, a matter discussing either the appointment, discipline, or dismissal…