Winter Bird-Watching Event Planned

Winter Bird-Watching Event Planned Friends of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is planning its winter bird-watching event in West Tennessee near western Kentucky.The Wings of Winter Birding Festival is held over much of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley region in an area that is home to over 300 bird species. About 200 of…

Former Somerset Mayor Passes Away

Former Somerset Mayor Passes Away Former Somerset mayor JP Wiles died on December 26th, 2019 after a prolonged illness.The Commonwealth Journal in Somerset reports Wiles was 85 years old and served as the mayor of Somerset for two terms, from 1999 to 2007.When reflecting on his time as mayor, Wiles often said SomerSplash water…

Feeding Christmas Trees To KY Fish

Feeding Christmas Trees To KY Fish The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will collect natural Christmas trees starting today to provide food and protection for fish in lakes throughout the state.The agency will collect the trees at 39 drop-off sites until mid-January. Donated trees must be free of all lights, tinsel, ornaments…

Feeding The Needy At Christmas

Feeding The Needy At Christmas Members with the B-Squad Project held their second-annual community Christmas dinner on Wednesday.Last year, the meal was served at Pizza Hut in Williamsburg. However, so many people attended that the restaurant was full.Then a conversation between the founder and Grace Community Christian Fellowship made the event possible this year.…

Charitable License Plates Costing More In Kentucky

Charitable License Plates Costing More In Kentucky Effective next week, Kentucky motorists with some special license plates will be required to pay an additional charitable donation to the organization represented on the plate.Currently, $10 donations are optional, but starting Monday, the $10 donation will be required.The change affects 29 special license plates, according to…

Finding Sickened Animals In Breathitt County

Finding Sickened Animals In Breathitt County Earlier this week, Kentucky State Police received a call about an abandoned house in Breathitt County.Upon arrival, troopers found 23 abandoned and malnourished animals.Notifying the Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter of what they found, Chairman Tammy Noble called an emergency veterinarian.”All of them were not in good shape.…

Touting Success For Kentucky

Touting Success For Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is touting the benefits for Kentucky in the recent government spending bill signed into law last week.McConnell said his Senate leadership position allows Kentucky to “punch above its weight,” and he had a direct hand in securing $400 million for a new veterans hospital in…

Building The Longest Bridge

Building The Longest Bridge A state park that borders Kentucky and Virginia wants to build the longest pedestrian swinging bridge in North America.The 725-foot bridge would cross the Russell Fork river and connect the Virginia and Kentucky sides of the park, news outlets report. A Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority grant of up to…

Food Stamp Fraud In Kentucky

Food Stamp Fraud In Kentucky The owner of a market in a Kentucky county that is among the poorest in the nation racked up $2.1 million in food-stamp fraud in a little over five years, a federal grand jury has charged.The jury returned an indictment Thursday against Billy Joe Goe, owner of Joe’s Meat…

Recycling Christmas Trees For Fish

Recycling Christmas Trees For Fish The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will collect natural Christmas trees starting Thursday to provide food and protection for fish in lakes throughout the state.The agency will collect the trees at 39 drop-off sites until mid-January. Donated trees must be free of all lights, tinsel, ornaments and…