Plant Closing In KY

Plant Closing In KY A Belgium-based company is closing its plant in Kentucky, resulting in 100 layoffs early next year. News outlets are reporting the steels wiring products company Bekaert notified state workforce officials in a letter that it will lay off the employees Jan. 13 at its Shelbyville plant, which will close at…

Companint Filed with KY Labor Cabinet

Companint Filed with KY Labor Cabinet A union that represents workers at the Fayette County Detention Center has filed a complaint with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet alleging unfair labor practices.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the complaint contains several allegations against the city including that officials have retaliated against union leaders, used involuntary transfers as discipline…

AK Steel Shuts Down

AK Steel Shuts Down AK Steel has produced its last coil at a century-old plant in eastern Kentucky that was mostly idled more than three years ago.News outlets report the final production run at the Ashland Works plant occurred on Monday and was emotional for employees, as some have worked there for decades.The company…

Person Threatening An Eastern KY School Caught

Person Threatening An Eastern KY School Caught As most schools across Eastern Kentucky were closed due to the cold weather, it was a different situation for Johnson County Schools after a threat was made.Superintendent Thom Cochran said a generalized threat was made toward the schools Wednesday.The school system worked alongside Johnson County Sheriff’s Office…

Road Improvement Grant Awarded To Eastern KY

Road Improvement Grant Awarded To Eastern KY Federal grants totaling $30 million have been awarded to projects in Paducah and two Kentucky counties.The state Transportation Cabinet says the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development federal grants are meant to “improve safety, access and mobility for motorists and freight movement.” Along with Paducah, grant awards…

Busy Community Robber Arrested

Busy Community Robber Arrested The Perry County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating break-ins in the Busy community for the past couple of weeks. The thefts have all been the same. They are in outbuildings and storage areas and tools, chainsaws and other items are stolen. On Wednesday, they arrested Travis Sumner and have a…

STEM School For Girls In KY

STEM School For Girls In KY Education officials in central Kentucky are planning a girls-only academy that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Fayette County Board of Education approved a job description this week for a director of the new program.Officials hope to start the program next fall with…

Federal Grants Awarded For KY Roadwork

Federal Grants Awarded For KY Roadwork Federal grants totaling $30 million have been awarded to projects in Paducah and two Kentucky counties.The state Transportation Cabinet says the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development federal grants are meant to “improve safety, access and mobility for motorists and freight movement.” Along with Paducah, grant awards went…

KY Document Fees Changing

KY Document Fees Changing Some Kentucky document fees are going up beginning January 1st. Marriage licenses will go from $35.50 to $50. This is the result of Senate Bill 114. “Groups of bankers, land title attorneys and county clerks. as well as the Secretary of State’s office, all formed to put together a change…

Tips For Turning On Your Heat

Tips For Turning On Your Heat When turning on your heat for the first time, it might release a ‘smell as if something is burning. Adam Gibbons, a licensed heating and cooling technician, says this is normal. He adds if the smell lingers for more than ten minutes you should call a technician. “If…