Collecting Toys For Kids

Collecting Toys For Kids Hannah Brown, Insurance Agent at the Stan Owens Kentucky Farm Bureau Office in London, has gotten enough toys for 200 kids in Laurel County schools and is expecting more.It is something that she came up with 5 years ago after she says God laid it on her heart. What He…

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…