U Of KY Receives Millions For Opioid Research

U Of KY Receives Millions For Opioid Research Just one day after the Department of Justice charged dozens of medical professionals for their involvement in the illegal prescriptions and distribution of opioids, a historic grant was announced.$87 million is being awarded in grant money to the University of Kentucky’s Center of Drug and Alcohol…

Forest Area Re-Opens After Wildfire

Forest Area Re-Opens After Wildfire A portion of the Daniel Boone National Forest is back open after a wildfire shut the area down.The fire consumed more than 20 acres of the Wildcat Ridge area of Clifty Wilderness in the Red River Gorge.All trails and campgrounds were off limits to visitors as the fire burned.Forest…

McConnell Announces Re-Election Campaign

McConnell Announces Re-Election Campaign U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell officially kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign on Wednesday with a Twitter video highlighting what the powerful Kentucky Republican sees as his accomplishments for the country and the commonwealth.The produced video mixes images of Washington, D.C., and Kentucky with news clips and campaign rally…

Cumberland River Stocked With Trout

Cumberland River Stocked With Trout The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has introduced 38,000 cutthroat trout into the Cumberland River, the first time the fish has been stocked in Kentucky.The agency says the fish came from a hatchery in Arkansas, at no cost.Crews with state Fish and Wildlife stocked 5,100 trout at…

KY Boy Scouts Handle Flooding Debris Clean-Up

KY Boy Scouts Handle Flooding Debris Clean-Up Boy Scout troops from three states removed about a ton of trash and litter from the shoreline of Land Between the Lakes at a recent event.The scouts from western Kentucky, Tennessee and southern Illinois are from the Four Rivers District and performed the clean up Saturday during…

National Drug Summit With Ties To KY

National Drug Summit With Ties To KY The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit will have numerous federal leaders present next week, including President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.The summit works toward better policies and practices to address the national opioid abuse crisis. The four-day conference takes place April 22-25 in…

KY’s New Driver’s License System Coming Soon

KY’s New Driver’s License System Coming Soon Kentucky’s new driver’s license system designed to comply with a federal travel law will be tested in a pilot program this spring.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the pilot will take place in Woodford and Franklin counties. Counties will be added gradually, with licenses expected to be available…

Salvaging Notre Dame’s Iconic Organ

Salvaging Notre Dame’s Iconic Organ Paris’ deputy mayor says Notre Dame’s organ, among the world’s most famous and biggest, remains intact after a devastating fire at Paris’ main cathedral.Emmanuel Gregoire told BFMTV Tuesday that a plan to protect Notre Dame’s treasures was rapidly and successfully activated.The impressive organ dates to the 1730s and was…