Local Korean War Soldier Remembered

Local Korean War Soldier Remembered A previously unidentified Korean War soldier is set to be buried in Magoffin County.22-year-old Ray Palmer Fairchild died in action in North Korea on November 27, 1950.Fairchild is originally from the Mash Fork Community of Magoffin County.Ray was a member of Salyersville First Baptist Church.Fairchild’s younger brother, John, has…

Major Collision On I-75

Major Collision On I-75 The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 are shut down in Madison County.Reports indicate the crash happened near the 86-mile marker. Two vehicles are involved and one person has died.Traffic is being diverted to Duncannon lane and then on to Highway 25. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the northbound lanes should…

KY’s Child Poverty Rate Dips

KY’s Child Poverty Rate Dips Though Kentucky’s child poverty rate continues to outpace the national average, the overall rate has dropped in recent years, a new study shows.Nearly half of the state’s children in 2017 lived in low-income households, according to the Kentucky Youth Advocates 2019 County Data Book, an annual report released Tuesday…

Issuing New Real IDs

Issuing New Real IDs A Kentucky transportation official says the state plans to set up 12 regional offices to issue special driver’s licenses that will be needed in less than a year to board domestic airline flights.Media outlets report that the transportation official, Matt Henderson, told state lawmakers on Monday that the state eventually…

Lee County Now Safe Sanctuary Area

Lee County Now Safe Sanctuary Area The Lee County Board of Supervisors voted to make Lee County, Virginia a Second Amendment sanctuary Tuesday night.The vote came one day after the Lee County Sheriff’s Office posted to Facebook, promising Second Amendment rights would not be infringed.Lee County Supervisor Nathan Cope said that the vote to…

New National Wildlife Refuge

New National Wildlife Refuge Federal officials plan to announce a new national wildlife refuge in western Kentucky.A statement from the U.S. Department of the Interior says Secretary David Bernhardt and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will join other dignitaries Friday in Henderson to announce the Green River National Wildlife Refuge.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…

Resolving Water Issues

Resolving Water Issues After years of treading through issues with its water quality and rates, the Martin County Water District announced a new plan that aims to bring stability to the community.“I mean, I’ve been in this fight since 2000,” said concerned citizen Nina McCoy. “So, I’ve been trying to get the citizens’ voices…

Discussion About Kentucky Water Continues

Discussion About Kentucky Water Continues The University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center is hosting a student-led series of events designed to bring awareness to water issues in eastern Kentucky and beyond.The events through Thursday will focus on ecology, infrastructure and bottled water, and highlight organizations working on water-related issues.The Appalachian Center is based in the…