KY’s New IDs Phasing In

KY’s New IDs Phasing In Kentucky’s new driver’s licenses will be available in 2019, but not every county will provide them at the start of the year.The change, which is in compliance with the Real ID Act, will come about in phases.The state is expected to release a list in the next few weeks…

Business Builder Basics Training In Southeastern KY

Business Builder Basics Training In Southeastern KY Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation is offering free training to help entrepreneurs and housing contractors in southeastern Kentucky start or expand a business.A statement from Kentucky Highlands says the inaugural “Business Builder Basics” training series will teach skills to people in Hazard, London, Pineville and Somerset. The classes…

Clearing Out A Mudslide In KY

Clearing Out A Mudslide In KY As of late Monday afternoon, crews were still working to clear a mudslide on KY 194. The large mudslide was between mile point 5 and 6 in Floyd County, between the bottom of the hill and the old Crider’s store. Transportation officials said the Allen Maintenance crew was…

KY Treasurer Deals With Cybersecurity Issue

KY Treasurer Deals With Cybersecurity Issue State Treasurer Allison Ball revealed an attempt to steal millions of dollars from the government Friday morning. Ball said her office dealt with a cybersecurity issue just before Christmas.Since Treasurer Ball took office she has tightened procedures to detect hacking and fraud. “Treasurer Ball has implemented a top…

Laurel County Backpack Program Continues

Laurel County Backpack Program Continues Sixteen schools in the Laurel County School District depended on Backpack Club to feed kids on the weekends for 14 years.When that journey, started by Stacy Sheppard, came to a close, Jennifer Hawkins felt it was too important to let slip through the cracks.Scrolling through Facebook, she said she…

Knox County Opens Ryan’s Place Shelter

Knox County Opens Ryan’s Place Shelter The Knox County KCEOC has opened apartments for homeless youth ages 18-24, to fill the need in their area. The shelter is named Ryan’s Place, in memory of 19-year-old Ryan White, who battled homelessness up until his death in 2017, in car accident. “He had been served through…

Remembering The Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster

Remembering The Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster Sunday marked the 48th anniversary of the Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster claiming 38 lives in Leslie County, KY. The local band, Hillbilly J.E.D., wrote a song in honor of the fallen and those who survived and are still grieving.Alson Collett helped to rescue the fallen miners in the…

State Looks to Take Over Martin Co. Water District

State Looks to Take Over Martin Co. Water District Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is recommending a takeover of a troubled eastern Kentucky water district. Beshear’s office released a report on recommending that the Public Service Commission force the Martin County Water District into receivership, which would give an outside corporation or utility control…