Operating Budget Approved For EKU

Operating Budget Approved For EKU The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents have approved the university’s proposed operating budget for the upcoming year, but it comes with great uncertainty over the looming pension relief deadline.The July 1 deadline is when there will be significantly higher pension contribution rates for regional universities like EKU and…

It’s Free Taco Tuesday

It’s Free Taco Tuesday Thanks to the Golden State Warriors, whose road game victory in Game 2 of the NBA finals has given everyone in the country free food.Golden State may have lost the title, but everyone else wins with a free Doritos Locos Taco on June 18 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.…

Pulaski County Attorney’s Office Has New Hire

Pulaski County Attorney’s Office Has New Hire A familiar face has joined the Pulaski County Attorney’s Office.County Attorney Martin Hatfield announced Friday that Kerri Morris has joined his staff as an Assistant County Attorney. The position was created through funding Hatfield obtained from the Prosecutors Advisory Council.”I am extremely excited to add an attorney…

Breathitt County Jail Museum Needs Help

Breathitt County Jail Museum Needs Help The Breathitt County History Museum is working to expand its exhibits into the old Breathitt County jail. The jail is registered as a national historic building.As of now, the jailhouse is still in need of new flooring and a sprinkler system before the exhibits can be moved in.With…

Work Training Classes Available In Eastern KY

Work Training Classes Available In Eastern KY The Center for Rural Development is providing essential work skills training classes and financial assistance for unemployed and underemployed individuals in 14 Kentucky coal-impacted counties.The classes include workforce skills training in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Learning to Lead, and Time Management & Organizational Skills and one class in…

Firing Of State Aid Supported

Firing Of State Aid Supported Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s chief of staff says he authorized the firing of a key aide to Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton. Blake Brickman said in a statement on Saturday to The Courier Journal that he authorized the firing of Adrienne Southworth, saying she repeatedly demonstrated poor judgment. The firing…

Electric Car Charging Stations Aren’t Utilities

Electric Car Charging Stations Aren’t Utilities The Kentucky Public Service Commission has ruled that electric car charging stations are not utilities and don’t need to be subject to regulation.The ruling is intended to remove any ambiguity over the legal status of charging stations. The commission says it should also pave the way for more…