July Fourth Fireworks

July Fourth Fireworks The Fourth of July is just two weeks away. Ahead of holidays like Independence Day, it’s important to know your county’s rules and regulations for fireworks.In Kentucky, the state law says you cannot ignite fireworks within 200 feet of homes, vehicles, structures, or other people. Each county also has rules on…

Morgan County Rescue Squad

Morgan County Rescue Squad The Morgan County Rescue Squad received a big boost from the Judge-Executive’s office.On Monday, Morgan County Judge-Executive John Will Stacy presented a more than $49,000 check to the county’s rescue squad.Several members of the team were on hand for the check presentation.The money will be used for equipment and support…

Pikeville Landfill Expansion

Pikeville Landfill Expansion During a special Pike County Fiscal Court meeting recently, the court heard an update on the landfill expansion project from Tom Ramsey, project engineer for the project from Geosyntec Consultants.“Mr. Ramsey has worked on the permitting process for the landfill expansion,” said Pike Judge-Executive Ray Jones. “That permit was approved in…

Remembering A Bus Driver

Remembering A Bus Driver The Magoffin County school system is mourning the death of Brenda Prater.A Facebook post said Prater began working with the system in August of 1990 as a bus driver.“For over 30 years, she was an excellent and reliable employee who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved…

I-75 Road Construction

I-75 Road Construction Kentucky transportation officials are advising motorists of lane closures on Interstate 75 and state highways during this coming week.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet also says the Dorena-Hickman Ferry connecting the state with Missouri across the Mississippi River has resumed operating.Officials said ramp changes are planned for I-75 exit 15 in Whitley County…

Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian Safety In the U.S., a pedestrian is killed every 84 seconds in a roadway-related incident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.With the weather heating up and kids out of school, more people could be out near roadways. Because of this, health and safety experts are reminding everyone of the necessary precautions…

Guardian Angel Light Devices

Guardian Angel Light Devices Saying it isn’t uncommon to be found exploring a crime scene in the dark in Scott County, the Georgetown Police Department was awarded six new Guardian Angel Light Devices to help officers while they work in low light conditions. Officer Ryan Hill said the clip on devices come in handy…

KY Broadband

KY Broadband Broadband is important to Governor Andy Beshear who just announced funding for broadband expansion in the Commonwealth.The funding, which totals to more than $89 million, is part of the Governor’s Better Kentucky Plan.The money is going towards bringing faster, more reliable internet to unserved communities across the state. Source: MG…

Wearing Sunscreen

Wearing Sunscreen Experts are recommending with summer weather already here, it’s important for everyone to wear protective sunscreen, including children.Sun damage can have serious long-term consequences, and Cleveland Clinic dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD said getting sunburn as a child can increase the risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. She says the…

KY River Litter Clean-Up

KY River Litter Clean-Up Dozens of volunteers showed up over the weekend at the Kentucky River to help with trash clean-up.The annual river sweep has been a tradition for the past 25 years. “Unlike many cities, we have a lot of creeks that flow through our city, but we don’t have a river that…