Safer At Home

Safer At Home With Johnson, Floyd, Martin, Knott and Pike counties hard hit by icy and freezing conditions local law enforcement is urging everyone to continue staying home today for personal safety and for road crews to do their job. Source: MG News Return to News

Green River National Wildlife Refuge Expanding

Green River National Wildlife Refuge Expanding The Green River National Wildlife Refuge in western Kentucky is expanding by 437 acres (177 hectares), U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said.The land acquired by the refuge, which was officially unveiled in 2019, will be used for conservation, hunting, fishing and economic growth, McConnell said in a…

Eastern KY Weather Impacting Traffic

Eastern KY Weather Impacting Traffic Many local law enforcement and fire department officials throughout Eastern Kentucky have been posting on Facebook the numerous crashes they’ve responded to over the weekend and heading into the new week with more frigid temperatures and icy conditions to come. Officials are urging drivers to use caution when driving…

Big Sandy Regional Call Center

Big Sandy Regional Call Center A regional effort is underway to make sure anyone who is eligible to register for a vaccine has the access to do so.The Big Sandy Regional Call Center goes live today to help people in the eligible tiers who may not have access to the internet, or may just…

Impeachment Petition Tossed

Impeachment Petition Tossed A petition seeking a Kentucky lawmaker’s removal from office was dismissed Thursday night after a House panel was told that impeachment doesn’t apply to legislators under the state’s constitution.The bipartisan panel dismissed the impeachment petition against Republican Rep. Robert Goforth following the testimony of two law professors. Source: MG…

Unemployment Security Breach

Unemployment Security Breach More than 400,000 emails archived and unread, violations of federal law, security breaches gone unreported and high-risk decisions that led to fraud are among some of the issues within Kentucky’s Office of Unemployment Insurance reported by Auditor Mike Harmon in the first volume of the Statewide Single Audit of Kentucky on…

Clearing Roads Could Take Days

Clearing Roads Could Take Days Transportation leaders say clearing the roads could be a multi-day effort.KYTC District 9 officials say that trees and power lines are down which is making it difficult to clear the roads. KYTC brought in chainsaw crews from the Kentucky Department of Forestry to help clear the roads in Rowan…

Governor Beshear Declares State Of Emergency

Governor Beshear Declares State Of Emergency Gov. Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency in response to the ice storm that has passed through Kentucky, leaving power outages and dangerous driving conditions in its wake.The state of emergency allows Kentucky Emergency Management and the Department of Military Affairs to execute the Kentucky Emergency…

Seeking Full Repayment

Seeking Full Repayment Criminal charges may become a factor as the Pike County Fiscal Court continues to seek full repayment of a $400,000 loan a previous administration made to the principals of a company whose promised natural gas to liquid fuel plant never materialized.On Feb. 5, Pike Commonwealth’s Attorney Bill Slone confirmed to the…

Barbourville Drive-In Theater

Barbourville Drive-In Theater The City of Barbourville prepares to soon start the construction of a new project that has been in the works for months.A new drive-in venue will soon replace a current empty lot.City officials started planning for the theater last year.The mayor says with the latest resolution, the theater’s name is “Knox…