Discussing Blackjewel Operations

Discussing Blackjewel Operations Two state lawmakers will be in Harlan this morning.Senator Johnny Ray Turner and Representative Angie Hatton plan to discuss a pre-filed bill to close the loophole that allowed Blackjewel to get by without paying a bond when beginning operations.That bond would have helped pay the wages of miners who lost their…

New Trail System Is Open

New Trail System Is Open Perry County hosted a grand opening of the new trail system Tuesday night.This project is two and a half years in the making. A couple years ago, Perry county received a $100,000 recreational trail grant to create the trails.Ben Braman with Pathfinders is the mind behind the trail system.”We…

Coal Company Hiring

Coal Company Hiring A coal company will be hosting a job fair Thursday in Boone County, West Virginia.Blackhawk Mining, LLC has job openings for various positions in the company.Those positions include, but are not limited to: section foreman, electrician, equipment operator, fireboss and general labor.Officials with the company say they are looking for “experienced…

President Trump Visiting KY

President Trump Visiting KY President Donald Trump is headlining a fundraiser for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin in Louisville.The fundraiser will take place Aug. 21. The campaign has not released details about the event.Bevin’s campaign looks to continue to highlight the ties between the governor and the Trump administration. Bevin was with Vice President Mike…

School Safety Top Priority

School Safety Top Priority School safety is a top priority for many Kentucky education leaders, and some are already working on aspects of a recently-signed school safety law.The law includes adding safety measures like metal detectors and school resource officers, but it also includes teachers keeping doors locked.It also addresses students who make “fake”…

President Trump Coming To KY

President Trump Coming To KY Gov. Matt Bevin’s campaign says President Donald Trump will headline a fundraiser in support of the Republican governor’s reelection campaign in Kentucky’s largest city.Bevin campaign manager Davis Paine said Monday the fundraiser is set for Aug. 21 in Louisville.Bevin plays up his ties with Trump in making his pitch…

KY Looking For Water Samplers

KY Looking For Water Samplers Lexington officials are looking for volunteers to help test the water quality of local creeks.A statement from the city says its Division of Water Quality is hosting a session Thursday that will teach participants how to collect water samples. Officials say volunteers don’t need a science background, just an…