Hiking Opportunities In Eastern KY

Hiking Opportunities In Eastern KY They are calling it the ‘Hump Day Hike’. It is a guided tour through several trails developed by Pathfinders of Perry County and the Perry County Fiscal Court.With multiple trails ranging from easy to advanced, organizers say it is a way of highlighting the beauty of Eastern Kentucky and…

U Of K Tuition Hike Expected

U Of K Tuition Hike Expected University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has announced in-state undergraduate students will see tuition increase by 2.4% this fall.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the increase announced in a campus email sent Tuesday will bring the annual cost to $12,360. Out-of-state tuition will increase 6.2% to $30,680.Faculty and staff will…

Family-Friendly Retail Store Coming To London

Family-Friendly Retail Store Coming To London Kohl’s is coming to London.The department chain will set up shop in the old Kmart building, according to London-Laurel Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Paula Thompson.“I began working to get Kohl’s to come to London in 2009,” Thompson said. “Our community needs a department-type store for affordable family…

Appalachian Wildlife Center Is Hiring

Appalachian Wildlife Center Is Hiring Officials at the Appalachian Wildlife Center say they will employee 168 people at their center in Bell County.Officials say the average wage and benefits package for full-time employees will be $54,260. They add that the lowest full-time staff position will be budgeted at an annual wage and benefits package…

Caution For Hikers

Caution For Hikers The Powell County Search and Rescue organization is warning hikers about the importance of taking and drinking plenty of water.”Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! I can’t express it enough. Your body loses water when you start sweating, you’re already starting to dehydrate,” said Lisa Johnson with Powell County Search and Rescue.Johnson also says…

Grant Funding Available

Grant Funding Available The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands is looking for projects for federal grant money to create jobs and attract industry.The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said in a news release that up to $25 million is available for pilot projects in Appalachian counties. The program is in its fourth year…

Pike County Road Construction

Pike County Road Construction If you drive through Coal Run in Pike County, be on the lookout for road construction.Sara George with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12 told WYMT, U.S. 23 through Coal Run is probably the busiest stretch of highway east of Lexington.”We have two projects going on there,” said George.A Kentucky…

Remembering Fallen Officers

Remembering Fallen Officers Kentucky State Police posts around the state are remembering fallen officers who gave their lives in the line of duty, dating back decades.Several posts are holding memorial events next week during National Police Officers Memorial Week including Post 3 in Bowling Green will conduct wreath-laying ceremonies on May 14 for troopers…