Remembering Black Lung Sufferers

Remembering Black Lung Sufferers A Kentucky group made up of black lung disease sufferers and supporters is dedicating a memorial to miners who have died of the disease.The Black Lung Association of South Eastern Kentucky is hosting the event in Whitesburg on Sunday.They will dedicate a headstone memorial for miners who have died of…

Appalachian Regional Commission Awards Money

Appalachian Regional Commission Awards Money The Appalachian Regional Commission has announced $44.4 million for 54 projects affecting coal-impacted communities in Appalachian states.The commission said Tuesday that the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization Initiative aims to create or retain over 5,700 jobs. It said the initiative also seeks to leverage more than…

Governor’s Race Heats Up

Governor’s Race Heats Up The feud between Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear keeps going as we get closer to Election Day. Several debates are planned and one of those happened at the Univeristy of Kentucky Wednesday.Bevin talked about what he has accomplished in office including things like jobs, addressing the pension…

KY Teacher Suspended

KY Teacher Suspended Authorities in Kentucky say a special education teacher was arrested for being drunk in the parking lot of his workplace.News outlets report Matthew Hubbard was charged Tuesday with alcohol intoxication in a public place.Arrest citations say Harlan County deputies found Hubbard in the parking lot of Evarts Elementary School. The citation…

Harlan County Celebrates Milestone Birthday

Harlan County Celebrates Milestone Birthday Harlan County celebrates 200 years this year. Thursday, a festival celebrating the anniversary kicks off in downtown Harlan.There will be carnival rides, local music and a cake that feeds nearly 600 people.”We have so much history and we have so many colorful things to celebrate and we’ve just been…

KY Catholic Church Wants To Help Immigrants

KY Catholic Church Wants To Help Immigrants Calling itself a sanctuary for all, a Catholic Church in Louisville is declaring its support for immigrants and refugees and calling on the U.S. government to close detention facilities at the border.The congregation of St. William Church joined leaders from other local churches in a gathering Tuesday…

New Seating In Rupp Arena

New Seating In Rupp Arena Rupp Arena unveiled major improvement in the upper area Tuesday.Officials report fans in sections 211 through 217 and 228 through 234 will now have chair-back seating.Lexington Center President and CEO Bill Owen could not say if the upgrades will increase ticket prices, but these seats did decrease the facility’s…

University Of Kentucky Players Visit Kids

University Of Kentucky Players Visit Kids Players from the University of Kentucky football team visited Kentucky Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.Reports say the football team wanted to make sure the patients could get in on the fun for homecoming week.Former Wildcat Courtney Love and current Wildcats Sawyer Smith and Luke Fortner visited the hospital bringing…

Changes To The ACT Exam

Changes To The ACT Exam Beginning in September of 2020 students will be able to retake portions of their ACT exam.The ACT exam is a college entrance exam that includes math, English, reading, and science sections.One teacher at Perry County Central High School believes this will improve scores.”It’s going to help a lot because…