Investigating Toddler’s Death

Investigating Toddler’s Death Authorities in Kentucky are investigating the death of a toddler who drowned in a pond.News outlets report 15-month-old Lincoln Spalding was pronounced dead at a hospital on Tuesday. Kentucky State Police say the child had been reported missing from a residential daycare in Lebanon.No charges have been filed. The investigation is…

Martin County Receives Major Grant

Martin County Receives Major Grant Governor Matt Bevin was in Eastern Kentucky again on Thursday with Congressman Hal Rogers.They made a stop in Martin County to make an announcement about grant money awarded to the area.Nearly $7 million in grants will help address water issues and economic development.The water issue is an ongoing problem…

SOAR Summit Is Complete In KY

SOAR Summit Is Complete In KY The SOAR Summit hosted a new event to wrap up Thursday’s day of festivities.A pitch competition was held where 10 local businesses competed for a $5,000 prize.”So this idea was to not only have this competition but to have connectivity for these folks to get their product out…

Governor Bevin Has Motivational Campaign Messages

Governor Bevin Has Motivational Campaign Messages Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s first TV ad of his fall reelection campaign plays up the state’s job growth and his willingness to make tough choices while acknowledging some of those decisions “ruffled some feathers.”The commercial also briefly shows Bevin with President Donald Trump – continuing the governor’s…

Beshear Promotes Teacher Pay Raise

Beshear Promotes Teacher Pay Raise Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear proposed a $2,000 across-the-board pay raise for Kentucky’s public school teachers Wednesday, an incentive that he said is needed to help address a statewide teacher shortage.Beshear pledged to include the pay raise in the first budget plan he submits to lawmakers in early 2020…

KY Labor Cabinet Gets Involved

KY Labor Cabinet Gets Involved The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has sent letters to coal and construction companies that might be in violation of a state law that requires a bond to cover employee wages.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that over the last few weeks, the cabinet wrote to 89 companies that have failed to pay…