Letcher County Job Fair

Letcher County Job Fair The Letcher County Judge Executive’s Office and EKCEP are sponsoring a job fair Tuesday morning.The job fair is on August 20th at the Letcher County Rec Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Scheduled employers include:1) GMS Mine Repair – Underground Miners 2) Haydon Bridge Company – Crane Operators, Carpenters, General…

Teachers Violated State Labor Law

Teachers Violated State Labor Law An election-year investigation into teacher rallies at Kentucky’s Capitol found more than 1,000 educators violated state law by participating in protests that shut down some schools, Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration said recently.No penalties will be assessed, Kentucky’s labor secretary said, but he warned “the grace extended in this instance”…

KY Toddler Dies In Swimming Pool

KY Toddler Dies In Swimming Pool Police in Kentucky say a 1-year-old boy has died after falling into a pool. News outlets cite a Louisville police news release that said the toddler was found unresponsive in an above-ground pool on Saturday night. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.The statement says relatives indicated the…

State Education Department Meeting

State Education Department Meeting The state Education Department says a group of stakeholders and policymakers are meeting to develop a 5-star accountability system for Kentucky schools.An agency statement says the group will meet Aug. 23 and Sept. 3-4 to come up with a recommendation for Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis on how to rate schools…

Kentucky Tourism Numbers Increase

Kentucky Tourism Numbers Increase Kentucky tourism is on the rise.That is according to the state’s Department of Tourism.Kentucky tourism officials say more people visited the state in 2018 and spent more money.”Tourism is great because it’s money from outside of our region, coming into our region,” said Jay Shepherd.Shepherd is the Pike County Tourism…

Senator McConnell Recovering From Surgery

Senator McConnell Recovering From Surgery Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell underwent surgery to repair a fracture in his shoulder.McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a statement Friday that the Senate Republican leader had successful surgery Thursday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.Popp says the surgery was done “without incident” and that the senator is…

Remembering Paige Hays

Remembering Paige Hays Saturday afternoon friends and family of Paige Hays celebrated her life with a memorial walk in Leslie County.Since her death in 2017, her family and friends make sure to celebrate her life and continue to share her memory. More than one hundred people gathered at Hyden City Park for the walk.…

McConnell Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery

McConnell Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture in his shoulder — an injury he suffered when he fell at his Kentucky home earlier this month. The surgery occurred Thursday in his hometown of Louisville. A McConnell spokesperson said the surgery was performed without incident.…