KY Has Mounting Debt

KY Has Mounting Debt Kentucky is more than $54 billion in debt, with estimated unfunded retirement benefits accounting for more than 80 percent of that figure.Republican Auditor Mike Harmon issued a report on Tuesday detailing the various sources of Kentucky’s debt. Pension liabilities were the largest, accounting for $43.3 billion. That’s the total number…

Has Your Driver’s License Expired?

Has Your Driver’s License Expired? Clay County city officials say the number of expired driver’s licenses in their county has increased in the past year.The government stopped sending notices in the mail reminding people to get their license renewed to cut down on cost but since then more and more people are forgetting to…

Funny Money In Hazard

Funny Money In Hazard Officials with the Hazard Police Department say multiple businesses have reported getting counterfeit money.The department posed to Facebook asking all businesses to check $50 and $100 bills that come through the doors.Anyone with information about the money is asked to contact the department at 606-436-2222. Source: MG News …

Keeping Water Flowing Despite Water Main Breaks

Keeping Water Flowing Despite Water Main Breaks Several water main breaks and leaks in Perry County over the last several several days led Hazard city officials to issue a water supply emergency last Friday. Several parts of the county are without water, one of them being the Leatherwood community. Officials say the water giveaways…

Soil Problems Halt Jobs Promise

Soil Problems Halt Jobs Promise A major jobs promise is sitting on shaky ground because of soil issues making the promised 900 jobs with an average annual salary of more than $80,000 in doubt. Enerblu unveiled its new logo with great promise on Dec. 15, 2017, an even big enough to bring both Kentucky’s…

Changes To Medicaid Are Delayed In KY

Changes To Medicaid Are Delayed In KY State officials in Kentucky have delayed the start of some new eligibility rules for a portion of its Medicaid population. Kentucky is one of 36 states to expand its Medicaid program under former President Barack Obama’s health care law to cover more people while President Trump’s administration…

Millions More For KY Parks

Millions More For KY Parks Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has announced plans for an additional $20 million to fund state park improvements.Bevin announced the kickoff of phase II of the “Refreshing the Finest” initiative on Friday alongside officials with the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and Kentucky State Parks.The first phase launched in 2016…

Martin County Cutting Law Enforcement

Martin County Cutting Law Enforcement After months of financial problems, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk says they are now cutting back on patrols and laying off employees.In a post on social media, Kirk says the department is out of options.This comes after the department’s funding was cut by the Fiscal Court by nearly $80,000…

Ft. Campbell Soldiers Return Home

Ft. Campbell Soldiers Return Home Fort Campbell is expecting more than 700 soldiers to return this month to the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.The post says 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division soldiers are coming back from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The “Task Force Destiny” soldiers have been there providing…

Investigating Vaccines

Investigating Vaccines Kentucky health officials say they are investigating after vaccines administered at workplaces in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio caused infections.According to the Kentucky Department of Public Health, the company that provided the vaccines is Mount Sterling-based Location Vaccination. Most vaccinations were administered in central Kentucky after Sept. 1.The agency says the vaccines may…