Counting The Votes In KY

Counting The Votes In KY Overwhelmed Kentucky and New York officials faced a deluge of mail-in votes likely to delay results for days after high-profile primaries Tuesday, contests testing if establishment Democratic congressional candidates can withstand challengers fueled by voter fury over racism.There was particular concern about how voting might play out in Louisville,…

KY Grants

KY Grants Dozens of projects across Kentucky are in line to receive more than $4.7 million in grants to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste taken to landfills and improve household hazardous waste management, officials said.The grants are for Kentucky municipalities, fiscal courts and foundations for 78 projects, Gov. Andy Beshear and…

Voting Scams

Voting Scams Scammers have been trying to get voters to cast their votes in the primary election by email, phone or text.Voting by email, call or text is not legal in Kentucky, so if you receive an email, call or text asking you to vote, you know it was sent by a scammer.Another way…

Harlan County COVID-19 Death

Harlan County COVID-19 Death In a Facebook post Monday afternoon, Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley confirmed one new death in the county due to COVID-19.It is the second death associated with COVID-19 in Harlan County and comes after Governor Andy Beshear had announced no new deaths in the state.Mosley also confirmed another new case…

Breathitt Life Skills Center Moving

Breathitt Life Skills Center Moving Hazard Community and Technical College offices and classes will be moving out of the Breathitt County Life Skills Center in Jackson, and it eventually will be the site of a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Regional Driver Licensing office. Other state offices will also be located in the building. If the…

Juneteenth A Holiday In KY

Juneteenth A Holiday In KY Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed a proclamation recently recognizing Juneteenth and said he will encourage lawmakers to pass a bill next year to recognize it as a state holiday.Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free 155 years ago. On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen.…

Convicted Felons To Vote In KY

Convicted Felons To Vote In KY Tuesday’s primary will be the first time more than 175,000 ex-cons who live in Kentucky will be able to vote since being incarcerated.Over the weekend, Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted about the executive order that he signed back in December saying it “was a priority of ours, it was…

Kentucky Gets Environmental Grants

Kentucky Gets Environmental Grants Dozens of projects across Kentucky are in line to receive more than $4.7 million in grants to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste taken to landfills and improve household hazardous waste management.Gov. Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman said in a news release the…

Sentencing Date For Rand Paul Attacker

Sentencing Date For Rand Paul Attacker A new sentencing date has been set for a Kentucky man who tackled U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, breaking several of the lawmaker’s ribs.Rene Boucher was scheduled to be resentenced on July 27 on a count of assaulting a member of Congress, the Bowling Green Daily News reported.Boucher had…

Carol Barr Funeral

Carol Barr Funeral A funeral service for the wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, who died unexpectedly this week at the age of 39, will be held today in Kentucky at 11 am. Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr will be laid to rest at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, a day after a visitation service…