Workforce Study

Workforce Study One East Kentucky partnered with several other groups to conduct a workforce study in 2016 on the region.The first study was to try and understand the skillsets of coal miners coming out of the mines entering a different field.Charles Sexton, President of One East Kentucky, says they found miners were immensely skilled…

Eastern KY Voting

Eastern KY Voting Meanwhile, in Eastern KY for voters in Perry County, their sole location was at Perry County Central High School.Throughout the day voters, some wearing masks, others not, went in one door marked by a big white sign with green letters that reads ‘entrance’ and exited out another door marked in those…

Smooth Voting

Smooth Voting Voting went smoothly in Louisville with a single polling place was at the Kentucky Exposition Center.Despite limited polling locations across the state, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams and the Jefferson County Board of Elections had predicted record voter turnout in Louisville.The election itself has proved to be an important one, bringing…

Ferry Still Closed

Ferry Still Closed A ferry in western Kentucky will remain out of service a little longer, causing motorists to take long detours.The Dorena-Hickman Ferry extended a temporary closure for mechanical repairs through Tuesday. The ferry temporarily halted service on June 15 due to an issue with one of the engines.The state’s Transportation Cabinet said…

Counting The Votes In KY

Counting The Votes In KY Overwhelmed Kentucky and New York officials faced a deluge of mail-in votes likely to delay results for days after high-profile primaries Tuesday, contests testing if establishment Democratic congressional candidates can withstand challengers fueled by voter fury over racism.There was particular concern about how voting might play out in Louisville,…

KY Grants

KY Grants Dozens of projects across Kentucky are in line to receive more than $4.7 million in grants to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste taken to landfills and improve household hazardous waste management, officials said.The grants are for Kentucky municipalities, fiscal courts and foundations for 78 projects, Gov. Andy Beshear and…

Voting Scams

Voting Scams Scammers have been trying to get voters to cast their votes in the primary election by email, phone or text.Voting by email, call or text is not legal in Kentucky, so if you receive an email, call or text asking you to vote, you know it was sent by a scammer.Another way…

Harlan County COVID-19 Death

Harlan County COVID-19 Death In a Facebook post Monday afternoon, Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley confirmed one new death in the county due to COVID-19.It is the second death associated with COVID-19 in Harlan County and comes after Governor Andy Beshear had announced no new deaths in the state.Mosley also confirmed another new case…

Breathitt Life Skills Center Moving

Breathitt Life Skills Center Moving Hazard Community and Technical College offices and classes will be moving out of the Breathitt County Life Skills Center in Jackson, and it eventually will be the site of a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Regional Driver Licensing office. Other state offices will also be located in the building. If the…

Juneteenth A Holiday In KY

Juneteenth A Holiday In KY Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed a proclamation recently recognizing Juneteenth and said he will encourage lawmakers to pass a bill next year to recognize it as a state holiday.Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free 155 years ago. On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen.…