Preventing Repeat Prisoner Lock-Ups

Preventing Repeat Prisoner Lock-Ups Researchers with Safe Streets and Second Chances (S3C) say after eight months of tracking Kentucky prisoners and those in some other states they know what it takes to keep people from ending up back behind bars.Principal researcher Carrie Pettus-Davis says S3C focuses on researching factors like healthy thinking patterns, effective…

Special Election Results Are In

Special Election Results Are In A special election in eastern Kentucky has named a new Senator to the Kentucky General Assembly. It’s being reported Republican candidate Phillip Wheeler defeated Darrell Pugh in the race to fill the 31st District Senate seat. Wheeler reportedly received 6,188 votes to Pugh’s 5,647. The 31st District encompasses Pike,…

Time To Pull The Weeds

Time To Pull The Weeds Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are getting a jump on nuisance weeds that grow along the state’s highways.The treatments beginning this month will aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.The cabinet says the weeds, left uncontrolled, can grow so large they could interfere…

Camp UNITE Is Hiring

Camp UNITE Is Hiring The 13th annual Camp UNITE will be conducted July 23-26, 2019, at the University of the Cumberlands. So that you don’t miss out on the fun – as a camper, a youth team leader, or as a volunteer you’ll want to complete and return your application today. Camp UNITE is…

Appalachian Wildlife Center Being Built

Appalachian Wildlife Center Being Built Construction of the 80,000 square-foot visitor’s center building at the Appalachian Wildlife Center in Bell County has begun.The site was purchased almost three years ago, and the building is expected to take 18 to 20 months to complete.The center will contain two museums, a theatre and a 300 seat…

Funding For Coal Miners

Funding For Coal Miners The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $1.75 million grant to the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP). The funding is intended to help people who lost their jobs due to the decline in the coal industry.“Coal miners in the Commonwealth – in Eastern Kentucky in particular – have…

Foster Care Initiative In KY

Foster Care Initiative In KY An initiative aimed at recruiting more foster and adoptive parents in Kentucky plans two meetings in March for interested parties to get information.A statement from the office of Kentucky first lady Glenna Bevin says the program Uniting Kentucky will offer a session at Corinth Baptist Church in London on…

IHOP Dishing Up Free Pancakes For A Good Cause

IHOP Dishing Up Free Pancakes For A Good Cause IHOP is celebrating its 14th annual Free Pancake Day next Tuesday, March 12! Participating restaurants across the nation will offer guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be accepting donations for its charity partners.The company has…

VP Pence Campaigning For Governor Bevin

VP Pence Campaigning For Governor Bevin Vice President Mike Pence will appear at a fundraiser for Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Pence will reportedly attend an event on March 8 at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington. It will cost $1,000 to attend, or $2,000 to attend and be listed as a host.…

Rescue Crews Help Out In Leslie County

Rescue Crews Help Out In Leslie County In the Confluence and Dry Hill communities of Leslie County, many people remained trapped in their homes and surrounded by flood water on Friday. Volunteers and county officials went out and delivered supplies by boat to those in need.”This is the worst I’ve seen it,” said John…