Interstate 75 Lanes Reopen

Interstate 75 Lanes Reopen The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 near North Corbin are back open after being temporarily closed in response to a semi crash in Laurel County.Police say that the crash happened near mile marker 33 around 11 p.m.Police had the interstate blocked at exit 29, this was lifted shortly after 5…

KY Baptist Convention Selects New Leader

KY Baptist Convention Selects New Leader The Kentucky Baptist Convention Mission Board has chosen Todd Gray to lead the organization.Kentucky Today reports Gray was confirmed as executive director-treasurer during a special meeting Thursday in Louisville. Kentucky Today is a publication of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.The 54-year-old Gray is a Kentucky native and grew up…

Governor Bevin Signs Pension Bill

Governor Bevin Signs Pension Bill The Kentucky House and Senate officially concluded a special session after Gov. Matt Bevin signed the pension measure into law on Wednesday. The Republican-dominated Senate sent the bill to the GOP governor in a final vote earlier in the day.Bevin called lawmakers into a special session last Friday to…

KY Needs Teachers

KY Needs Teachers A new report from the Kentucky Department of Education shows the shortage of teachers continues to grow across the Commonwealth.The data, reported Thursday by “Kentucky Teacher”, a publication of KDE, shows thousands of openings with the start of the new school year only weeks away.Officials say this shortage didn’t just start…

KY Employment Report For June

KY Employment Report For June Kentucky seasonally adjusted statistics show more counties have lower unemployment rates, compared to last year than those that have higher.Jobless rates fell in 55 counties, but they increased in 51. They stayed consistent in 14 counties.Magoffin County has the highest unemployment rate, at 12.4%.Woodford County had the lowest, at…

Soldiers Leave For Qatar

Soldiers Leave For Qatar This week, more than 150 Kentucky soldiers will leave from Owensboro to the Middle East.The National Guard says the 206th Engineer Battalion will be stationed at the US Central Command in Qatar. On Thursday, there was a special deployment ceremony at the Owensboro Convention Center.“I’m grateful for the opportunity that…

Pension Bill Signed Into Law

Pension Bill Signed Into Law On Wednesday, the full Senate, convened in a special session, voted to pass House Bill 1.The legislation hopes to address rising pension costs, and offer something of an escape clause, for regional universities and certain other agencies known as “quasi-governmental” bodies. Some critics, however, questioned the bill’s legality. Just…