Earthquake Rattles KY

Earthquake Rattles KY The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.8 magnitude earthquake near the Kentucky-Tennessee border Wednesday.The epicenter was about two miles away from Fincastle, Tennessee. It hit at 12:33 p.m.The quake was about 21 miles away from Middlesboro, Kentucky. Source: MG News Return to News

Supporting A Health Care Acquisition

Supporting A Health Care Acquisition Lawmakers in the Kentucky House approved a bill to loan $35 million to the University of Louisville to support its acquisition of a health care system which includes a hospital.The statehouse voted 86-7 on Wednesday to pass House Bill 99, news outlets reported. The university recently acquired Jewish Hospital…

Questions About Aluminum Company In Appalachia

Questions About Aluminum Company In Appalachia A company that promised a $1.7 billion aluminum plant in Appalachia still needs a $500 million cash infusion to do the job, the new CEO told Kentucky lawmakers Tuesday, following a corporate management shakeup.Braidy Industries officials appeared before the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee following the recent ouster…

State Budget Proposal A Judicial Headache

State Budget Proposal A Judicial Headache Kentucky’s chief justice is warning that the governor’s scaled back budget proposal for the judiciary would jeopardize nearly 400 jobs in the judicial branch.Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. told lawmakers that Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s budget proposal fell nearly $49 million short of fully funding court operations…

Red Cross Shelters Are Ready

Red Cross Shelters Are Ready Red Cross shelters in Harlan and Whitley Counties are on standby as more flooding is likely Wednesday night into Thursday.Harlan Baptist Church at 120 W. Mound Street in Harlan and the National Guard at 215 Hurricane Hollow Road in Williamsburg were previously opened due to flooding.Those two shelters are…

Remembering A Kentucky Hero

Remembering A Kentucky Hero A Kentucky native who attended the U.S. Military Academy and achieved the rank of colonel was promoted after his death to the honorary rank of brigadier general in Kentucky by Gov. Andy Beshear.Charles Young was born in Mays Lick, Kentucky, in 1864 to enslaved parents. He graduated from high school…

Whitley County Families Get Help From Flooding

Whitley County Families Get Help From Flooding Alot of helping hands is helping the families in Whitley County still struggling with the aftermath of last week’s flooding, particularly where the Cumberland River runs through Williamsburg. The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Inc. out of Nashville is sending a tractor-trailer full of supplies after reaching…

Questioning Aluminum Plant Construction

Questioning Aluminum Plant Construction Braidy Industries still needs to raise $500 million to build a long-promised $1.7 billion aluminum plant in Appalachia, a company executive told Kentucky lawmakers Tuesday.Company officials appeared before the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee after a recent management shakeup raised concerns about the project’s viability.Braidy executives expressed confidence that the…

County Clerk Accused

County Clerk Accused The results of a Kentucky audit show that an elected county clerk has been failing to properly perform her duties and left nearly $30,000 owed to her county at the end of a recent fiscal year, according to a report the state auditor issued Monday.In the latest report, which reviewed financial…