Kentucky Halts Real ID Distribution

Kentucky Halts Real ID Distribution Kentucky is backing away from its plan to have circuit court clerk’s offices distribute new driver’s licenses that eventually will be needed for domestic air travel.The state started a pilot program in Franklin and Woodford counties to distribute Real ID licenses in circuit court clerk’s offices. The Transportation Cabinet…

Bronze Medal Awarded To Local Man

Bronze Medal Awarded To Local Man The U.S. Army awarded a Bronze Star Medal to WWII Private First Class Homer L. Davis.Davis is a Morehead native and was honored for his performace of duty during armored combat on March 6, 1945, while serving with Company E, 32d Armored Regiment in Cologne, Germany.Davis’ family was…

New Elder Scams Warning Issued

New Elder Scams Warning Issued Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to warn of an increase of mail scams targeting senior citizens.Beshear said in a release, seniors in Boone, Franklin and Greenup counties sent $85,000 in cash to scammers posing as a computer repair technician, a family member in jail and a…

Local Burn Bans Issued

Local Burn Bans Issued The recent dry spell is causing concerns for local county officials. Some parts of the state are in a moderate drought, and some counties are already dealing with forest fires. Estill, Floyd, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Lincoln, Magoffin, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle, Whitley and Wolfe Counties all issued burn…

Naming the New Elephant

Naming the New Elephant The Louisville Zoo welcomed an African elephant calf at the Kentucky facility six weeks ago, but he still needs a name.The zoo is holding a contest and is seeking name suggestions for the male elephant through Sept. 29. Elephant zoo keepers will choose the finalists, and voting will be held…

National Park Service Names New Superintendent

National Park Service Names New Superintendent The National Park Service has named a new superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in central Kentucky.The News-Enterprise reports Catherine Bragaw will start in the position on Nov. 10.National Park Service Southeast Regional Director Robert A. Vogel said in a statement that Bragaw’s passion for political…

Early Flu Cases In Laurel County

Early Flu Cases In Laurel County Laurel County Health Department officials say flu activity has been seen in other parts of the country early this year.Officials say there have already been reported cases and deaths. Those reported numbers only include lab-confirmed cases.Those cases came early this year, as the official flu season does not…

Enerblu Lawsuit Goes Forward

Enerblu Lawsuit Goes Forward A lawsuit filed against Enerblu executives asks that the failed battery manufacturing plant pay $30 million in compensatory and punitive damages, the Lexington-Herald Leader reports.The lawsuit was filed by Dapco LTO Investment, LLC., an investor group from Florida, and calls Enerblu “a bogus Eastern Kentucky battery plant that was never…