Saluting A Fallen Eastern KY Officer

Saluting A Fallen Eastern KY Officer The country salutes an Eastern Kentucky officer murdered in the line of duty. Those who knew him best said it’s a fitting tribute.Offc. Scotty Hamilton is honored in the nation’s capital .”He’ll never be forgotten,” said Pikeville Police Chief Chris Edmonds.The legacy of slain Offc. Scotty Hamilton is…

KY Toddler Found Alive

KY Toddler Found Alive A 22-month-old boy has been found alive days after going missing in a rural portion of eastern Kentucky.The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday that Kenneth Howard, who disappeared Sunday evening, had been found alive. “He is alive, he is being attended by medics for dehydration, but is in remarkably…

Ford Is Issuing A Recall

Ford Is Issuing A Recall Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly.The addition covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion midsize cars with 2.5-liter engines.The company is urging drivers to always use the parking brake until repairs are made.Ford…

Regional Recovery Center Opening

Regional Recovery Center Opening A group active in the fight against drug addiction in Kentucky’s largest city is planning to open a regional recovery center in Appalachia.Jennifer Hancock, president and CEO of Volunteers of America Mid-States, says the group hopes to open a residential treatment program in Clay County this summer.Hancock says the program…

Clean-Up Day Planned In Martin County

Clean-Up Day Planned In Martin County Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR) and the Martin County Kiwanis Club are coordinating a Community Cleanup and Celebration for Saturday, June 8.The Cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. throughout the county, and participants along with the general public are invited to a Community…

KY’s AG Sues Insulin Makers For Price Gouging

KY’s AG Sues Insulin Makers For Price Gouging Kentucky’s attorney general, Andy Beshear has sued three leading insulin manufacturers, accusing them of deceptive pricing schemes that have caused hardships in a state with high diabetes rates.Attorney General Andy Beshear says his lawsuit filed Monday in state court seeks civil and punitive penalties. Defendants are…

KY Gives Day Nets A Giant Grand Total

KY Gives Day Nets A Giant Grand Total Nonprofit organizations participating in Kentucky Gives Day on May 14th raised a collective $383,155 on Tuesday in their 7th annual 24-hour online giving campaign. This brought the overall total raised by Ky Gives Day to more than $2 million in the last 7 years.Near the top…

Standardized Test Scores Invalidated In A KY School

Standardized Test Scores Invalidated In A KY School Kentucky education officials say standardized test scores are being invalidated at an elementary school in eastern Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the decision comes after the Kentucky Department of Education launched an investigation of 2017 K-Prep test scores at Betsy Layne Elementary School in Floyd County.…