Squirrels to Blame for Delays in Statewide High-Speed Internet Project

Squirrels to Blame for Delays in Statewide High-Speed Internet Project A project that would bring high-speed internet across Kentucky will be delayed because company representatives say an “abundance” of squirrels have chewed through wiring. The Courier-Journal reports lawmakers in the state’s capitol questioned reports of ravenous squirrels Tuesday, blocking officials in charge of the…

Firearms Violations

Firearms Violations Federal prosecutors in Kentucky’s largest city have announced charges against 20 people accused of firearms violations. U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman says it’s the latest round of federal indictments aimed at reducing violent crime in Louisville. Prosecutors say these indictments follow two previous rounds of indictments this year as part of an effort…

Big Blue Caravan Returns To Eastern KY

Big Blue Caravan Returns To Eastern KY The Big Blue Caravan is back and ready to make stops in various communities throughout the Bluegrass State this June.The Big Blue Caravan, led by Mitch Barnhart, is UK Athletics’ annual outreach effort throughout the state the athletics department represents. This year, the Caravan includes a department-sponsored…

New Digs For Hazard Police

New Digs For Hazard Police The Hazard Police Department officially started working in its new location on Wednesday. The new building is the old, two-story McDonald’s in downtown Hazard.”The new P.D., the old McDonald’s, it doesn’t even look like it used to,” said Dispatcher Caleb Beverly.Completely renovated, the new facility has double the space…

THU-Floyd County To Feature Statue

THU-Floyd County To Feature Statue An iconic symbol in Floyd County will soon have a new home.The Abraham Lincoln Memorial statue sitting outside Eric C. Conn’s old law office is moving to the Middle Creek Battlefield.Jerry Flannery bought the statue and agreed to donate it.”It’s another piece to our tourism puzzle here in Floyd…

Deadly Crash In Eastern KY

Deadly Crash In Eastern KY A deadly crash closed both directions of KY 213 in Powell County Wednesday afternoon.The crash happened between mile markers 8 and 9, at the Boone Creek intersection. Media reports indicate the sheriff’s office says a 10-year-old girl died in the crash. A six-year-old was taken to UK Hospital with…

Kentucky Youth Agency Receives Federal Grant

Kentucky Youth Agency Receives Federal Grant A Kentucky agency says it has secured another $5 million federal grant to continue a program providing youth-support services.Kentucky’s Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities says the latest grant will continue the program through March 2024. The Transition Age Youth Launching Realized Dreams program allows youth…

Environmental Rules Changes Coming to Help Coal-Fired Plants

Environmental Rules Changes Coming to Help Coal-Fired Plants The Trump administration is close to completing one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation’s electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution.The final Trump administration replacement rule, expected as soon as this…

Lexington Police Honor Their Own

Lexington Police Honor Their Own Lexington Police took time to honor some of their own on Tuesday night. The annual Lexington Police Awards Banquet was held at the Lexington Convention Center.Officer Eric Crayner was named 2018 Police Officer of the Year. “I personally took this job to protect and defend people who will not…