Social Security Scam

Social Security Scam Congressman Hal Rogers say it’s time for the worry to be over years after one Eastern Kentucky lawyer orchestrated a $600 million fraud, and his clients remain entangled in a legal mess.Eric Conn is in prison for running the largest Social Security scam in U.S. history. He bribed doctors and a…

New Clay County Magistrate

New Clay County Magistrate Kentucky’s second district in Clay County now has its first female magistrate.Sonya Hoskins Gray was sworn in to fulfill her father’s term after he died on September 14th. She was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday.She said she will be filling some big shoes, but she is confident she…

SOAR Receives Grant

SOAR Receives Grant Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) was recently given an economic development grant from Kentucky Power in order to host summits in the region.The grant is for $50,000 and was funded by the Kentucky Power Economic Growth Grant program.“SOAR is such an important organization for eastern Kentucky,” Kentucky Power President, Brett Mattison…

Surveying Park Visitors

Surveying Park Visitors Officials have begun a yearlong effort to survey visitors at the Daniel Boone National Forest.A statement from the Forest Service said a team from the University of Tennessee began conducting the National Visitor Use Monitoring survey on Saturday and will continue through Sept. 30, 2022.Surveyors in bright orange vests will be…

KY Seatbelt Awareness

KY Seatbelt Awareness Kentucky law enforcement officials will be stepping up enforcement of seatbelt laws this month.The effort is part of Operation Crash Reduction, which is meant to remind drivers the importance of seatbelt use and attentiveness behind the wheel.From 2015 to 2019, October was the deadliest month for car crashes in the region.…

Stink Bug Season

Stink Bug Season According to University of Kentucky Extension Entomologist Ric Bessin, the brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive species that started taking over around 2010.Typically in the summer, they’re found in fields eating crops and other vegetation, but once fall arrives, that’s when you’ll notice them most around homes and businesses“We start…

Hazard Space Exhibit

Hazard Space Exhibit The Challenger Center team applied for and received a grant over one million dollars two years ago.The money will go towards a new attraction, the Moon, Mars and Beyond exhibition.Moon, Mars and Beyond will take groups a lunar journey complete with fully functional robots, a foot tall rocket ship, a massive…

SNAP Benefits Changes

SNAP Benefits Changes Big changes are coming for those who use SNAP benefits.Families should notice the difference in their October benefits.The increase comes as part of the USDA’s review of the food stamp program as required under the 2018 farm bill.In its re-evaluation, USDA was driven by the latest available data on the four…

Rand Paul Fundraising

Rand Paul Fundraising Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul posted his best fundraising haul in the past quarter, surpassing the amounts he raised in any three-month period from his two previous successful Senate campaigns in Kentucky, his campaign said Tuesday.Paul, who is seeking another term next year, raised more than $4 million in the period…

KY Crime Drops

KY Crime Drops New data suggest overall crime dropped across the state in 2020, according to crime statistics released by Kentucky State Police.Some departments like the Louisa Police Department said the agencies didn’t see drastic changes in crime.“We had a few isolated incidents. We didn’t see much change from last year to this year,”…