Letcher County Prison Project On Hold

Letcher County Prison Project On Hold The federal government is planning to withdraw its approval for the Letcher County prison project, according to sources talking to media outlets. The Bureau of Prison’s plans to rescind the Record of Decision are expected to be announced next week.The prison project, which was going to be built…

Ft. Campbell Soldiers Have Access To Education Program

Ft. Campbell Soldiers Have Access To Education Program An education assistance program has been expanded to include soldiers at Fort Campbell as well as Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers throughout Kentucky.The Army Credentialing Assistance Program provides funding for training and classes that lead to certificates, licensures and credentials in more than 1,600 occupations.…

Southern Baptist Convention Meeting

Southern Baptist Convention Meeting The Southern Baptist Convention has opened a national meeting that will be dominated by discussion of a large-scale sex-abuse crisis . Delegates are expected to adopt new abuse prevention measures and consider a proposal making it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases. Source: MG News Return…

Ford Recalling Explorer SUVs

Ford Recalling Explorer SUVs Ford is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles mainly in North America to fix rear suspension and transmission control software problems.The largest recall covers over 1.2 million Explorer SUVs from 2011 through 2017. Ford says a rear suspension toe link can break if the suspension moves a lot. That can limit…

Wildlife District Representative To Be Selected

Wildlife District Representative To Be Selected The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a meeting to nominate candidates for the 7th Wildlife District representative.This meeting will take place on June 25th at 7:30 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg. Doors will open at 6 p.m.The commission is a nine-member board comprised…

Fire Destroys Popular Restaurant

Fire Destroys Popular Restaurant An early-morning fire in the Caney area of Pike County was the end for a restaurant that many people say was a favorite in the community.Shelby Valley Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call at around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday to find Mi San Felipe, a Mexican food restaurant, engulfed in…

A Noticeable Decline In The Opioid Epidemic

A Noticeable Decline In The Opioid Epidemic There are signs the opioid epidemic could be letting up, according to a new report from the American Medical Association (AMA).The AMA reports that opioid prescriptions have decreased 33 percent between 2013 and 2018, including a 12.4 percent decrease from 2017 and 2018. It also reports that…