Famous KY Barn Burns Killing Animals

Famous KY Barn Burns Killing Animals An overnight fire in a Kentucky barn has killed thousands of animals including 3,000 quails.News outlets report the fire broke out at Bonzo Farm early Saturday morning.A press release from Greenup Volunteer Fire Department says multiple fire departments responded to the blaze, which involved several barns.Raceland Police say…

Soldiers Return To KY

Soldiers Return To KY Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are returning to Kentucky this week after nine months in Iraq.Fort Campbell says the soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team are scheduled to return Monday, when a welcome home ceremony will be held.The Army post is located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. …

Pumpkin Season Is Nearly Here

Pumpkin Season Is Nearly Here People at Eckert’s farm continued on with fall festivities this weekend despite the summer-like heat.The general manager of Eckert’s Farm said the apples are thriving in the heat as well.”Apples actually love this type of weather. It makes them sweeter and the varieties do come on a little faster…

Research Grant For City Of Prestonsburg

Research Grant For City Of Prestonsburg The City of Prestonsburg in Floyd County was selected to receive a $185,000 grant to study and develop the Levisa and Russell Forks River as a Blue Water Trail.Officials said this river ties multiple Eastern Kentucky cities together.”We’re talking about 100 miles from Elkhorn City to Louisa. That’s…

Jail Escapees

Jail Escapees An official from the Kentucky River Regional Jail says two inmates escaped Saturday evening.The inmates are identified as Carl Engle and John Miller.This is the second time Engle escaped from police custody.In early September, Engle was at a local hosptial when he escaped.Officials say the inmates overpowered a deputy, stole a set…

Coal Miners Stop Protesting

Coal Miners Stop Protesting A group of Kentucky coal miners who sat on railroad tracks in order to block a shipment of coal while protesting bounced paychecks is ending a standoff after two months.The miners formerly employed by Blackjewel in Harlan County drew national media attention for the old-fashioned protest that evoked memories of…