McConnell Re-Election Campaign Underway

McConnell Re-Election Campaign Underway Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s prominent role in the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic has become Topic A in his bitter campaign against Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, providing fodder for both sides.McConnell boasts about the billions in relief money delivered to Kentucky, while McGrath claims the Republican senator has…

North Fork Music Festival Cancelled

North Fork Music Festival Cancelled Officials with the North Fork Music Festival have announced that the 2020 festival is canceled.They said the event was no longer possible after the governor’s announcement last night, “As many of you have probably realized, the governor’s announcement last night pertaining to gatherings being no more than 10, means…

KY Judge Faces More Charges

KY Judge Faces More Charges Court documents allege that a Kentucky judge accused of favoritism, making sexual advances toward an employee and other misconduct has been charged with three additional ethics violations.The documents obtained by news outlets Monday show Kenton County Family Court Judge Dawn Gentry has been charged with failure to be honest…

Back To School In Hazard

Back To School In Hazard The back to school date is quickly approaching and with the state continuing to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, school districts are forming a plan for reopening this fall.Hazard Independent Schools hosted a Facebook live to discuss new details of their plan.In-person orientations were announced with the option…

Ferry Services Reopening

Ferry Services Reopening One of two ferries that had closed due to mechanical issues has reopened.The Cave-in-Rock Ferry, which carries about 500 vehicles daily across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois, reopened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Kentucky transportation officials said.The Dorena-Hickman Ferry, which carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri,…

Move Over Law Awareness In KY

Move Over Law Awareness In KY State police in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky are shining a light on the Move Over law this week, all to help save lives. These states in our region are joining Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to educate drivers on their Move Over, Slow Down initiative.This law, existing in…

Hillside Theater Closed

Hillside Theater Closed Hillside Theater in Hazard said in a Facebook post Monday that the theater will close until further notice.The theater opened back up July 3rd after shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.When they opened back up, movie times were staggered to try to limit crowds and the theaters could only operate…

KY’s Unemployment Director Fired

KY’s Unemployment Director Fired Kentucky’s unemployment director was quietly fired in May as the state dealt with a record number of jobless claims due to the coronavirus pandemic.Office of Unemployment Insurance Director Muncie McNamara was fired May 5 “without cause,” four months after being hired, WFPL’s Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting reported, citing his…

Leslie County Land Purchase

Leslie County Land Purchase Recently the Leslie County fiscal court purchased nearly 100 acres of land.The spot is situated on reclaimed mine land in the county off of old Kentucky 80.”I’m really excited about it and like I said, I don’t think you could find a better location for all we’re wanting to squeeze…

Hillbilly Christmas In July

Hillbilly Christmas In July The 15th annual Hillbilly Christmas in July ride kicked off on Sunday.“I think we’ve done good. This little group, the community, we couldn’t do it without them, without the support of our community. We couldn’t do this. Everybody is just great,” said Hillbilly Christmas in July Chairman, Jimmy Kinney.The ride…