Fighting Food Insecurity

Fighting Food Insecurity One in six Kentuckians are food insecure and one in five Kentucky school children are at risk of not having their next meal.Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is canvasing the state, bringing his agenda of fighting food insecurity to those who will listen.One local solution in Hazard County is a food…

Beshear Fights For Medicaid Expansion

Beshear Fights For Medicaid Expansion Democrat Andy Beshear offered a vigorous defense of Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion, warning Monday that health care policy is at stake when voters choose between him and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.After touring an addiction treatment center, Beshear said increasing Medicaid rolls made rehabilitation programs available to more people in a…

KY Corrections Officer Suspended

KY Corrections Officer Suspended A Kentucky corrections officer previously suspended for excessive use of force and several other violations was fired earlier this year over accusations of repeated insubordination on the job. An argument with another guard preceded Daniel Nussbaum’s firing from the Kenton County Detention Center in May, according to records recently obtained…

Rabies Vaccine Baits Successful

Rabies Vaccine Baits Successful The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Tennessee and Kentucky Departments of Public Health partnered to protect people and pets from any threats of rabies by dropping oral rabies vaccine baits (ORV).The oral rabies vaccine baits were dispersed from October 3rd-20th through parts of Eastern Kentucky after a…

Wheelwright Department Of Corrections Hiring

Wheelwright Department Of Corrections Hiring The Department of Corrections is hiring after Friday’s announcement that the prison in Wheelwright is reopening. Numerous job fairs will be open throughout the area this week and next week.The Department of Corrections is hiring nearly 200 people for several different full-time positions.Tammy Louwright is in charge of recruitment…

EKU Manchester Campus Has Teleworks USA Open House

EKU Manchester Campus Has Teleworks USA Open House Dozens of community leaders and guests gathered at the Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Manchester Campus recently for a Teleworks USA open house celebration to commemorate the opening of the new Teleworks USA Digital Career Center.An initiative of Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), Inc., Teleworks USA…

KY Supreme Court Race Heating Up

KY Supreme Court Race Heating Up A veteran appellate judge and a prominent lawmaker are highlighting their different resumes while making their case to voters in competing for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court.State Sen. Whitney Westerfield and Judge Christopher Shea Nickell are vying to represent a 24-county western Kentucky district on the…

Free Camping For Veteran’s Day

Free Camping For Veteran’s Day Free camping is being offered on Veterans Day at a national park that sits along the Tennessee-Kentucky border.Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area said in a news release that Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas authorized a night of free camping at the Alum Ford Campground as well as…