Statue Stays

Statue Stays County officials in western Kentucky have decided to keep a century-old Confederate statue at the community’s courthouse.The Calloway County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Wednesday morning to leave the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee where it stands, The Paducah Sun reported.The decision came despite calls over the last six weeks for…

Mountain Heritage Festival Cancelled

Mountain Heritage Festival Cancelled 2020 would have marked the 38th year of the Mountain Heritage Festival in Whitesburg.The board of the festival met for months thinking of ways they could still hold the festival while not contributing to the spread of COVID 19.“But, there was no feasible way to do it. We talked about…

Pikeville Restaurant Closes

Pikeville Restaurant Closes A restaurant in Pikeville will shut down operations for the foreseeable future Friday night.In a post on their Facebook page early Thursday morning, officials with the Golden Corral location on Cassidy Boulevard said the COVID-19 outbreak has taken a toll on business, leading to the closing.Restaurants are still operating on a…

Kentucky Wildlands Initiative

Kentucky Wildlands Initiative Congressman Hal Rogers announced $250,000 in grant funding from the Economic Development Administration on Thursday.The money will go to Eastern Kentucky PRIDE who will use it for the new Kentucky Wildlands initiative, designed to promote tourism in Eastern and Southern Kentucky.The project will help market the region, highlighting natural assets and…

Transportation Issues

Transportation Issues The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking public feedback as part of a study on transportation issues in Mayfield.The study will look at safety and congestion issues in the western Kentucky city, according to a statement from the Transportation Cabinet.The goal is to identify short-term enhancements and long-term projects for future planning, said…

Laurel County Public Schools Reopening Plan

Laurel County Public Schools Reopening Plan Laurel County Public Schools have unveiled a plan for reopening.They are planning on allowing for both in-person attendance and instruction from home while also outlining a number of precautions schools will be taking to ensure safety.These guidelines include daily temperature checks, social distancing practices and buses being sanitized…

Upholding Executive Orders

Upholding Executive Orders Claiming Kentucky is waging “a life-and-death battle” against the coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear has asked separate courts to uphold some of his executive actions to combat COVID-19, including his order requiring most people to wear face masks.The Democratic governor’s court filings Tuesday came as coronavirus cases have surged in Kentucky, as…

Eastern KY COVID-19 Update

Eastern KY COVID-19 Update Health departments across the mountains reported new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.The Kentucky River District Health Department confirmed 17 COVID-19 cases today. Four are from Knott County with two of those being pediatric cases. One case was reported in Letcher County. The remaining 12 cases are from Perry County with six…

Relaunching KY’s Health Insurance Exchange

Relaunching KY’s Health Insurance Exchange Relaunching Kentucky’s health insurance exchange to allow people to sign up for health coverage will result in bigger savings than anticipated, Gov. Andy Beshear says.Kentuckians now using the federal site to obtain health coverage pay about $9 million to $10 million a year to the government through a surcharge…

KY Protesters Arrested

KY Protesters Arrested Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday evening after staging a protest at Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s home in Graymoor-Devondale, calling for justice for Breonna Taylor. Taylor was shot dead as LMPD officers served a drug warrant at her apartment back in March.Louisville Metro Police officers arrested 87 people in the…