Flood Related Problems

Flood Related Problems As rain pours down on the mountains, high water is making multiple roads impassable. In In Breathitt County, Smith Branch Road off of Southfork Road is flooded. Officials remind everyone driving not to drown and turn around meaning never try to drive through standing water. Plus, a major rockslide this morning…

A Reminder To Turn Around And Don’t Drown

A Reminder To Turn Around And Don’t Drown The National Weather Service says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports over half of all flood-related drownings happen when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water, and that the next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood…

New Teacher Pension Bill For KY

New Teacher Pension Bill For KY A freshman legislator, who is a former school superintendent, filed a new bill on Wednesday that would put future Kentucky teachers into a pension system with defined benefits.Rep. Scott Lewis, a Republican from Kentucky’s 14th District, filed the bill on the last day lawmakers could do so in…

Bringing Back IN GOD WE TRUST

Bringing Back IN GOD WE TRUST Four words caused quite a discussion as Kentucky lawmakers started advancing a bill to require public schools to display the national motto, “In God We Trust.” The measure cleared the House Education Committee, putting it on a path to reach the Republican-led House. The bill calls for the…

Harlan City Hall Building Scrapped

Harlan City Hall Building Scrapped Demolition crews worked to tear down the old Harlan city hall building along South Main St. this week. Officials say the Harlan Police Department was the last group to occupy the building until they moved to a new location last year. the building was old and became structurally unsound.…

Eastern KY Planetarium Lights Up

Eastern KY Planetarium Lights Up If you visit the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium you may notice some changes all around you. Recently, the center installed a new state of the art lighting system thanks to a donation. This new system uses the new technology of COB LEDs. Director Steve Russo says this…

Flu Season Affecting School Attendance

Flu Season Affecting School Attendance In addition to mudlsides and power outages it’s flu season and this week pharmacists in Letcher County are seeing an uptick in flu prescriptions for people young and old. To help stop it from spreading, Jenkins Independent Schools and some other districts are closed for the rest of the…

Power Outages In The Area

Power Outages In The Area The harsh weather in the area is causing all sorts of problems on the roads and for residents. Hundreds of people are in the dark right now across the mountains with several power companies reporting outages.Kentucky Power is reporting outages in Pike, Knott and Perry County.Jackson Energy is reporting…

Limiting KY Secretary Of State’s Power

Limiting KY Secretary Of State’s Power In a rebuke against one of the state’s top Democrats, the Kentucky Senate voted Tuesday to limit Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ influence over the State Board of Elections.The Republican-dominated Senate passed the bill on a 27-8 vote, sending the proposal to the GOP-led House. The legislation,…

Car Seat Safety Check In Frankfort

Car Seat Safety Check In Frankfort Kentucky State Police will host a free car seat safety check event next week.The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at the KSP headquarters location in Frankfort.Troopers, who will be performing the car seat safety checks, have completed a training course and…