Harlan County Reopening

Harlan County Reopening This week Harlan County reopened its parks, picnic shelters and the Martin’s Fork Lake beach and recreation area.Harlan County Judge Executive Dan Mosley said the parks could have reopened on Monday, but the county was not able to have the inmates help keep the lawns in shape. Mosley said the county…

KY Air National Guard New Facility

KY Air National Guard New Facility The Kentucky Air National Guard has broken ground on a new $8.9 million facility.The 28,000-square-foot (2,601 square meters) Response Forces Facility will house the guard’s contingency response group, security forces squadron, base honor guard and a medical detachment, according to a statement from the guard. Construction began Friday…

New Regional Driver Licensing Office

New Regional Driver Licensing Office A new regional driver licensing office is opening in Kentucky and will be the only in-person driver licensing site in Fayette County.The office is intended to further expand access to Real ID-compliant licenses and identification cards, which will be required in October 2021 for flying and some other activities.The…

Senate Republican Race Results

Senate Republican Race Results Results are finalized in the 2020 primary election including the 21st District Senate Republican race.Three candidates ran in the race including incumbent Albert Robinson, Brandon Storm and Kay Hensley.Storm beat Robinson and Hensley with 39 percent of the vote.Brandon Storm, the Republican primary candidate, says it wasn’t and easy race.…

KY Lawmaker Faces DUI Charges

KY Lawmaker Faces DUI Charges An Eastern Kentucky lawmaker accused of driving under the influence will face a jury later this year.State Representative Derek Lewis previously pleaded not guilty in the case.Deputies said he was drunk and argued with him — he also refused a blood test.Lewis was uncontested in the primary race but…

Keeping Food On The Table

Keeping Food On The Table New state-by-state numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal 86 percent of people in the Commonwealth receiving or expecting a stimulus check said they spent at least a portion of that check just keeping food on the table.As part of the bureau’s Household Pulse Survey conducted in mid-June, numbers…

In-Person Unemployment Help

In-Person Unemployment Help Kentucky has begun offering in-person unemployment insurance services. Appointments are available in Frankfort, at the Mayo-Underwood Building, according to a news release from the state Labor Cabinet. The appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for state holidays, and will continue until further notice.…

Highway Signs Honor Heroes

Highway Signs Honor Heroes Highway signs showing honorary road names designated by Kentucky lawmakers have been installed in Knox County.The signs are on U.S. 25E and Kentucky 217.Home of Byron Woolum Professional Checkers Player is displayed on U.S. 25E, and Reverend Ray Bays Memorial Bridge is on Kentucky 217 to recognize their accomplishments, the…

Amy McGrath Wins

Amy McGrath Wins Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday, fending off progressive Charles Booker to set up a bruising, big-spending showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.Voting ended June 23, but it took a week until McGrath could be declared the…