Storms Kill Prestonsburg Man

Storms Kill Prestonsburg Man Officials are not yet releasing the name of the man killed Wednesday afternoon in Prestonsburg during severe weather. A Pike County man was driving with his fiancee when the roof was blown off a local business.The roof fell directly onto his vehicle, killing him.Officials well us his fiancee was able…

Challenging McConnell

Challenging McConnell A former one-term state lawmaker says he will challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in next year’s Republican primary in Kentucky.Ex-state Rep. C. Wesley Morgan on Wednesday called McConnell a “self-serving senator” who waits to see “which way the wind is blowing” before taking a stand.Morgan acknowledges he’s voted for McConnell except…

Man Dies In Semi Crash

Man Dies In Semi Crash A 23-year-old man is dead after he was hit by a semi.It happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday on US 60 near Douglas Avenue in Versailles.Officials say the man was hit while walking along the roadway.The coroner pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Source: MG News Return…

KY Utility Scam

KY Utility Scam Better Business Bureau serving Central & Eastern Kentucky has heard from local businesses this week that received calls from scammers posing as Kentucky Utilities, threatening that their power would be shut off immediately if they did not pay their bill by phone right away. These businesses also said that when they…

KY Utility

KY Utility Better Business Bureau serving Central & Eastern Kentucky has heard from local businesses this week that received calls from scammers posing as Kentucky Utilities, threatening that their power would be shut off immediately if they did not pay their bill by phone right away. These businesses also said that when they called…

Estill County Team Helping Tornado Victims

Estill County Team Helping Tornado Victims A team from Estill County is headed for Ohio following a tornado outbreak that killed at least one person and destroyed multiple homes and businesses.The Hunter Hounds K-9 team will be heading there Thursday morning to bring supplies and offer their team’s assistance in the recovery. They’ll likely…

Destroying Chemical Weapons In KY

Destroying Chemical Weapons In KY The destruction of chemical weapons stored in Kentucky since the 1940s is set to begin.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that destruction of chemical agents including mustard, sarin and VX will begin in June after decades of planning and preparations. The weapons are stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in…

‘Worst Ever’ Measles Outbreak

‘Worst Ever’ Measles Outbreak This year’s measles outbreak is reaching levels not seen in 25 years.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 940 confirmed cases of measles in the U.S. so far this year.That’s 60 more reported cases than last week.Officials say we are very close to surpassing 1994’s outbreak. Back…

Cheating Scandal In Floyd County Schools

Cheating Scandal In Floyd County Schools The Floyd County School System suspended four people after the Kentucky Department of Education launched an investigation of 2017 K-Prep test scores at Betsy Layne Elementary School.The investigation results were released May 13 and said there was evidence that staff “deliberately altered student exams and provided inappropriate assistance”…

Milestone Birthday For School Worker

Milestone Birthday For School Worker Clays Mill Elementary is celebrating a milestone with one of their most beloved employees.Fannie Kinzer, a.k.a. Ms. Fannie, is celebrating her 90th birthday. Kinzer has worked with Fayette County Schools’ Child Nutrition program since 1998.She plans to come back next fall to celebrate her 91st birthday.Ms. Fannie got a…