Interstate 75 Crashes Increasing

Interstate 75 Crashes Increasing New statistics show the number of crashes on Interstate 75 in Kentucky is increasing.The data shows since 2010, there have been more crashes on the busy highway than on any other in Kentucky.One reason according to officials is the major road work in Rockcastle County.In the last year alone, there…

Drought Forum Planned In Western KY

Drought Forum Planned In Western KY Western Kentucky University is inviting scientists and policymakers for a conference on drought issues.The September conference at the school’s Knicely Conference Center is the biennial U.S. Drought Monitor forum. It will address administrative issues, look at scientific advances in drought monitoring and seek recommendations on how the U.S.…

Soldiers Returning Home Wednesday

Soldiers Returning Home Wednesday More than 140 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are returning to Kentucky this week after nine months in Kuwait.Fort Campbell says the soldiers from the 594th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade transported supplies and equipment throughout Kuwait in support of U.S. forces.The soldiers are…

Excess Coal Severance Tax Being Distributed

Excess Coal Severance Tax Being Distributed Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to cities and counties that qualify through a revenue-sharing program.The governor said Monday that 49 counties and 122 municipalities will share the money.State law directs that if coal severance revenue…

Churches Help Miners

Churches Help Miners Harvest Worship Center in Harlan accepted donations for Blackjewel miners from other churches, including some from other states.”We’ve raised about $11,000. God’s really blessed us,” said Harvest Worship Center’s Pastor Roland Lee.The event started at 7 p.m. on Monday at Harvest Worship Center’s Family Life Center. Each minor who brought a…

Major Announcements For Miners

Major Announcements For Miners Two major announcements regarding relief for unpaid Blackjewel miners took place at the Harlan County Courthouse and at the Letcher County Extension Office Monday morning.Ross Kegan, former Vice President of Operations of Black Mountain Resources, spoke in Harlan County on behalf of the Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation. He said…