Drowning Reminder

Drowning Reminder In the wake of a recent drowning in Laurel County and as the heat wave continues, many families are turning to the pool, but unsupervised children can find their way into bodies of water unexpectedly. Swim safety instructors say it’s never too early or too late to learn how to swim.In the…

Flag Retirement

Flag Retirement The Big Sandy chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution and Boy Scout Troop 147 held a flag retirement ceremony Tuesday evening at Archer Park near Prestonsburg.The traditional process separates the field of united blue stars and the red and white bands paying special reverence to each individual piece.Cub scouts, Boy…

New DL Renewal Location

New DL Renewal Location Some drivers in the southern counties will have another place to go closer to home to get their drivers licenses renewed and the soon to be required REAL IDs. Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a new Kentucky Transportation Cabinet regional office will open in Pineville.The office is located at 101…

AG Abortion Law

AG Abortion Law Kentucky’s Republican attorney general went to court Tuesday claiming the Democratic governor’s administration missed a deadline to set up a regulatory process for a sweeping new abortion law currently blocked by a federal court order.In a maneuver loaded with political and legal implications, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said in his lawsuit…

Data Breech

Data Breech CHI Saint Joseph Health is notifying patients by mail that private information might have been exposed.CHI Saint Joseph Health says one of their vendor partners, MCG Health, informed them of a cybersecurity event that may have exposed some of our patients’ protected health information. According to a press release, MCG determined on…

STEAM Program

STEAM Program The Challenger Center’s STEAM Team internship program gives high school students an opportunity to have a Summer of skills development and community volunteering.The community service part of the mission kicked off at the Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter this week, where the interns dropped off dog runs, and medical and cleaning supplies…

Gun Legislation

Gun Legislation Just months away from midterm elections and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced his support for his chamber’s emerging bipartisan gun agreement, boosting momentum for modest but notable election-year action by Congress on an issue that’s deadlocked lawmakers for three decades.The Kentucky Republican said he hoped an outline of the accord,…

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Park

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Park The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is observing Juneteenth with two free presentations.Ranger Layton Carr will lead a discussion at 11 a.m. Saturday about Abraham Lincoln’s legacy in pushing for emancipation and how that led to the formation of Juneteenth, the National Park Service said in a statement.In the…

Air-Conditioning

Air-Conditioning As you try to beat the heat this week, power companies and cooperatives are getting ready for more people to boost their air conditioning.Daniel Lowry with Kentucky Utilities said they’ll treat this week much like any other, and that they’re anticipating no issues even with the high temperatures.“Fortunately, we have sufficient generation capacity…

Bluegrass Crime Stoppers

Bluegrass Crime Stoppers Bluegrass Crime Stoppers is partnering with the Lexington Police Department on an initiative that aims to help solve some homicide cases in central Kentucky, officials said.Bluegrass Crime Stoppers has committed $10,000 over the next three months to unsolved homicides from 2022 in Lexington, police detective Anthony Delimpo said in a statement.…