Panbowl Lake Dam

Panbowl Lake Dam Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said a virtual public meeting is planned this month to discuss recommendations to ensure the long-term safety of Panbowl Lake dam.The virtual meeting will be held Jan. 27, and those who want to attend must preregister.Officials said Panbowl Lake was created when part of the Kentucky River…

KY Budget Proposals

KY Budget Proposals Kentucky’s Democratic governor pitched sweeping budget proposals Thursday evening as “bold investments” to bolster the state’s competitiveness, calling for more spending on economic development, social services and his plan for state-backed universal preschool.With robust state tax collections fueling massive revenue surpluses, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky should seize the opportunity to…

Sexual Assault Kit Funding

Sexual Assault Kit Funding Almost $850,000 in federal funding has been awarded to the Kentucky State Police sexual assault kit initiative investigative team, Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced.The award will provide for an additional investigator who will focus on the Jefferson County area. It will also pay for an additional part-time administrative staff member…

Kentucky Humanities Anniversary

Kentucky Humanities Anniversary As part of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Democracy and the Informed Citizen initiative and to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Kentucky Humanities, in partnership with the University of Pikeville, will host journalist David Brooks on Tuesday, February 8th at 5:30 p.m. (EST) at the University of Pikeville.This event is a collaboration…

Snow Clean-Up

Snow Clean-Up People in Eastern Kentucky saw significant snow the past few days, and crews were out working to make sure roads were clear as the work week started.Officials with the Kentucky Cabinet of Transportation District 10 said roads have been fine so far in their area.They said they have been clearing them up…

Perry County COVID-19 Pill

Perry County COVID-19 Pill Primary Care in Perry County began treating select patients that test positive for COVID-19 with the Pfizer antiviral pill on January 10th.The new pill became available right after information came out that antibody infusions they were using to treat patients is not as effective against the Omicron Variant. Health officials…

Comedy Courthouse

Comedy Courthouse How about a few laughs at a courthouse? With work underway to restore the historic Martin County Courthouse, tourism officials are hoping to make the once-busy space into a new venue for entertainment and more.The first leg of that revitalization begins this month as the first Comedy at the Courthouse takes the…

KY Republican Party Member Dies

KY Republican Party Member Dies A prominent member of the Republican Party of Kentucky, a former candidate for governor and longtime Central Kentucky attorney has died.In a Facebook post, Larry Forgy’s sister State Senator Alice Forgy Kerr confirmed the news early this morning.In the post, Kerr mentions her brother was at UK Hospital in…

FEMA Tornado Advice

FEMA Tornado Advice People rebuilding from last month’s deadly tornadoes in Kentucky can get free advice from Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation representatives.The representatives will be available at Lowe’s and Home Depot stores in Bowling Green and Mayfield. They will answer questions and offer home improvement tips, ways to reduce damage in the future…

Floyd County Animal Shelter

Floyd County Animal Shelter The Floyd County Animal Shelter is currently bombarded with stray or neglected cats and dogs and is now overcrowded. This led officials with the Floyd County Animal Shelter to make an announcement.“Now we generally have about a 90% adoption rate. The only dogs we have to put down are generally…