University Of Kentucky Cancels China Travel

University Of Kentucky Cancels China Travel The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus from China. Chinese officials report nearly 8,000 cases including 170 deaths as of Thursday evening.In the US, federal officials confirmed the first “person to person” case in Illinois. The spread of the disease has some taking…

Shelter Lacks Funding

Shelter Lacks Funding Open Arms Animal Shelter in Louisa, owned and operated by the Lawrence County Humane Society, is out of funding.They rely on public donations to pay for electric bills, veterinarian bills, and the facility’s maintenance.“It’s like rags to riches for these animals. So my hope is that people will fall in love…

Damage Done To Local Forests

Damage Done To Local Forests The U.S. Forest Service is seeing an increase in illegal activity that is damaging national forest lands across southwest Virginia and is asking for the public’s help in reporting such incidents.The Clinch Ranger District of the Washington & Jefferson National Forests says incidents of vandalism, littering, and illegal off-roading…

Schools Fighting The Flu

Schools Fighting The Flu For the past couple of weeks, school districts across Southern and Eastern Kentucky have canceled classes, hoping to shake the flu and flu-like symptoms.”Knowing that our kids are getting sicker to try and help stop the spread of flu we decided to take the next couple of days off,” said…

Time For Shop and Share

Time For Shop and Share This year’s ‘Shop & Share’ drive to benefit survivors of domestic violence takes place on Saturday.First Lady Britainy Beshear, Governor Andy Beshear, Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) and Kroger worked together to set up the drive.Shop & Share is February 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every…

Rural KY Gets Broadband Boost

Rural KY Gets Broadband Boost U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $55.3 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects in rural Kentucky.These projects, part of the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments, will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more…

Kentucky Maple Syrup Day

Kentucky Maple Syrup Day The Kentucky Maple Syrup Association is a group you may not know a lot about. Their name is pretty self-explanatory, but what they do is much more than make maple syrup.In the two years since its founding, they have been able to make maple syrup an item judged at the…

Kentucky Non-Profit Day

Kentucky Non-Profit Day Tuesday was the 15th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Day at the Capitol in Frankfort.Executive Director of Kentucky’s Nonprofit Network Danielle Clore said, “You know what we try to remind legislators is that they’re key to Kentucky’s quality of life. During that process of educating legislators, we realized that we need a better…

Cameras On School Busses

Cameras On School Busses Lawmakers are considering a bill to keep students safe at the bus stop. The proposal would require cameras attached to school bus stop arms.That camera would detect any driver who goes past the stop sign while children get on and off the bus. Representative Robert Goforth says there are more…