Watching The Water On the Cumberland River

Watching The Water On the Cumberland River The Cumberland River drenched a handful of areas along it in Bell County during last year’s flooding. With an already saturated ground and the river above normal levels, officials say they are taking all the precautions possible as more rain moves into the region this week. “We’re…

Laurel County Bridge Unsafe

Laurel County Bridge Unsafe A Laurel County bridge has failed in the middle and is now structurally unsafe. Laurel County Emergency Management posted that the bridge at Burt Reams Road and Salley’s Branch Road is closed. The post says the bridge is unsafe to cross and told people to not move the barriers. …

“Trump” Name Can’t Be Used

“Trump” Name Can’t Be Used Monday, a Franklin Circuit judge decided a Republican candidate cannot use the nickname ‘Trump’ on the ballot.The secretary of state’s office said Carl Nett was trying to gain a political advantage with the name. Nett disagreed, saying that it is how some people know him.The court ruled Nett’s constitutional…

Whitley County Watching The Water

Whitley County Watching The Water Whitley County Emergency Management Crews say they have already had to close a few backroads and are watching for others that may need to be closed as well, including George Hays Road.But some areas are particularly known to cause issues and they are having to work on continually as…

Flag Drop-off In Martin County Courthouse

Flag Drop-off In Martin County Courthouse On President’s Day employees with the Martin County Courthouse celebrated in a special way. A new United States flag drop-off box is set up inside. The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 141 from Belfry attended the unveiling. 20+ year Veteran and Chapter Commander Raymond Brown says retiring a flag…

Perry County State Of Emergency

Perry County State Of Emergency Perry County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander has declared a local state of emergency for the county. He says this is in response to all of the mudslides, rockslides, breaks in the roadway, and other problems the county has seen recently. Damages are already more than $100,000 across the county. He…

Flags Lowered For a KY Soldier

Flags Lowered For a KY Soldier Flags will be lowered to half-staff today in honor of a Kentucky soldier who lost his life in Syria.Gov. Bevin ordered that U.S. and Kentucky flags be lowered to honor Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida.Farmer was killed in combat on…

Some Horses Need Help

Some Horses Need Help Leaders with the Clark County animal shelter are asking for help after taking in two emaciated horses Saturday night.The shelter is not equipped to house bigger animals and they are expecting significant veterinary costs due to their condition.The animal shelter is asking for monetary donations, as well as hay or…

Deploying Soldiers From KY

Deploying Soldiers From KY There were lots of hugs and tears Saturday as family and friends said farewell to soldiers headed overseas. Nearly 60 Kentucky Guard Aviation Soldiers are deploying to the Middle East in support of the Global War on Terror. During a departure ceremony at the Boone National Guard Center, Kentucky National…