Auditions For ‘Sound Of Music’

Auditions For ‘Sound Of Music’ Auditions were held on Tuesday for ‘The Sound of Music’ at The Forum in Hazard. This will be Hazard’s first musical in more than 20 years. For the Appalachian Arts Alliance, ‘The Sound of Music’ was an easy choice.”It is the all-time favorite. It is the quintessential musical that…

Taxing KY Houseboat Owners

Taxing KY Houseboat Owners Many houseboat owners in Kentucky don’t pay property taxes on their vessels, but local and state officials are taking another run at making them comply in order to collect money that would help local schools and other services.The effort in the current legislative session is House Bill 418, which would…

Nominations Being Accepted For KY Education Boards

Nominations Being Accepted For KY Education Boards Gov. Andy Beshear is taking nominations to Kentucky university boards and other higher education boards.Vacancies will be considered during the Governor’s Postsecondary Education Nominating Committee’s next meeting.Boards include the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville boards of trustees; Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State and the Kentucky…

Drug Use In Kentucky Ranks High

Drug Use In Kentucky Ranks High A new report from Millennium Health analyzed urine tests from across the country for a study on drug use in the U.S.The report found Kentucky ranks first for the number of people testing positive for fentanyl.The study showed around 16 percent of the samples tested positive for fentanyl.Kentucky…

Purdue Pharma Begins Bankruptcy Process

Purdue Pharma Begins Bankruptcy Process OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is rolling out an advertising campaign to let people know they can file claims against the company over the toll of its opioids.The effort starting Monday is part of Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue’s bankruptcy proceedings, which it is using to attempt to settle nearly 3,000 lawsuits.…

Grant Money For Eastern KY

Grant Money For Eastern KY Governor Andy Beshear made two stops in Eastern Kentucky, announcing nearly $6 million in funds to Breathitt and Perry Counties.Beshear hit on a handful of topics from infrastructure to rural hospitals, he also hit on how he is focused on bringing all coal severance money back to the communities…

Addressing the Working Poor

Addressing the Working Poor A politically divisive proposal to revamp Kentucky’s public assistance programs and tighten enforcement to prevent fraud won passage in the Republican-run state House recently.In a state plagued by pockets of high poverty rates that can span generations, the sweeping measure aims to shift more people off public assistance and into…

Roadway Reopens

Roadway Reopens Officials with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 10 said KY 1165, also known as Left Fork Maces Creek Road, is now back open.Transportation officials warn drivers to still use caution on the road as it remains rough.The road started to break last week and became too dangerous to drive on. In the meantime…