Confederate Statue Comes Down

Confederate Statue Comes Down Acting with court approval, a work crew removed a Confederate statue this morning from a prominent location in Kentucky’s largest city.Work began about 6 a.m. to dismantle the John Breckenridge Castleman monument from Cherokee Triangle, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said. Shortly thereafter, only a bare pedestal remained. The decisive action…

Supporting The Black Community

Supporting The Black Community Black Lives Matter protests moved outside the state’s urban centers to rural Kentucky this weekend.Gathering at town centers, demonstrators marched and chanted for racial justice in Corbin, Morehead, Barbourville, Richmond and many more Kentucky cities and towns.A crowd of about 250 people gathered at Fountain Park in Morehead Saturday afternoon.…

Marching In KY

Marching In KY Hundreds of people marched against police brutality over the weekend in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, while many more joined a vigil for Breonna Taylor, a black woman shot by police in her home nearly three months ago.News outlets reported marchers stopped to kneel in a symbolic memorial of the death of George…

KY Man Dies In Plane Crash

KY Man Dies In Plane Crash Federal authorities have begun investigating after a 30-year-old Kentucky man died in a single-engine plane crash in southern Indiana.Authorities found the plane Saturday afternoon after a passing motorist reported seeing wreckage in a field and called 911, Indiana State Police said in a news release.A preliminary investigation showed…

Latest KY COVID-19 Update

Latest KY COVID-19 Update Governor Andy Beshear has released the latest COVID-19 numbers. 319 newly confirmed cases were reported, along with four deaths. 11,287 total cases have now been reported, and 470 Kentuckians have now lost their life to the virus.Gov. Beshear said 65% of the new confirmed cases were from Jefferson County. There…

Controversial UK Mural to be Removed

Controversial UK Mural to be Removed University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says a controversial mural at the school that has been the object of protest for its depictions of black people and Native Americans is coming down. Capilouto’s message Friday to students, faculty and staff said the mural makes it difficult to address…

Morehead-Based Rajant Corp. Expanding, Adding Jobs

Morehead-Based Rajant Corp. Expanding, Adding Jobs Acompany with operations in Rowan County is expanding, creating 26 jobs in the process. Rajant Corp. is also investing $2 million in the relocation and expansion project. The company plans to move its current 9,600-square-foot facility on Main Street in Morehead to a nearby 48,000-square-foot building located on…

Removing Statues

Removing Statues Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam are in the process of making plans to move statues in their capital cities to what they call a “more suitable location”.During Thursday’s COVID-19 news conference, Gov. Beshear responded to a question from a reporter about the statue of Jefferson Davis in the…

University Of Kentucky Lawsuit

University Of Kentucky Lawsuit A student sued the University of Kentucky this week, arguing the college should have partially refunded some tuition and fees after classes were moved online and most students were sent home during the coronavirus pandemic.The lawsuit was filed on behalf of student Peter Regard in Fayette Circuit Court on Monday,…