Beshear Faces Budget Shortfall

Beshear Faces Budget Shortfall Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear faces a budget shortfall estimated to exceed $1 billion as he prepares a state spending plan to submit to lawmakers early next year, according to a memo from outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration.The memo from Bevin’s budget director, John Chilton, said additional funding will be needed…

Paying For College Students Loan Debt

Paying For College Students Loan Debt U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load engulfing college students by allowing families to use their retirement savings to pay off their loans.The Kentucky Republican introduced federal legislation late Monday that would allow students to dip into retirement accounts to help pay for college…

Leakage Produces Water Outage

Leakage Produces Water Outage According to the Southern Water and Sewer District, several people in the Estill and Wayland communities of Floyd County are without water.“The affected service area right now is right outside of Wayland. It’s the part of Wayland area, Estill Bottom, Steel Creek, and Mill Creek,” said Special Projects Manager for…

New Administation Making Appointments

New Administation Making Appointments Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron has made appointments of two attorneys to lead his criminal and civil divisions.Cameron announced Wednesday that Amy Burke will serve as an assistant deputy attorney general overseeing the office’s criminal justice matters.Burke is currently chief prosecutor for the Kenton County Attorney’s office.Cameron earlier this week…

Challenging Winter Driving In Eastern KY

Challenging Winter Driving In Eastern KY Winter in Eastern Kentucky presents many hazards especially rockslides. A winter with many freezes and thaw cycles can cause many across the region.”We know we have a few trouble spots,” said H.B. Elkins the spokesperson for the department of highways district 10.Elkins said last winter was one of…

Solving Domestic Violence In KY

Solving Domestic Violence In KY A Kentucky county attorney has received a federal grant to fund work with domestic violence victims in Louisville.The grant for approximately $176,000 from the federal Victims of Crime Act will go toward funding three victim advocates in Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell’s office. O’Connell said in a statement that…

Merger Agreement Nearly Complete

Merger Agreement Nearly Complete A merger agreement between Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and AK Steel means Cliffs has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of AK Steel common stock.The company announced Tuesday that they bought out AK for a little more than $1 billion. This announcement comes a little less than a month since…

UN Security Council Coming To KY

UN Security Council Coming To KY The United Nations Security Council is set to meet President Donald Trump over lunch Thursday, then travel later this month to part of the U.S. that’s off the beaten path for world diplomats: Kentucky.It’s the home state of Ambassador Kelly Craft, who announced the plans in brief remarks…

Curbing Domestic Violence

Curbing Domestic Violence A Kentucky county attorney has received a federal grant to fund work with domestic violence victims in Louisville.The grant for approximately $176,000 from the federal Victims of Crime Act will go toward funding three victim advocates in Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell’s office. O’Connell said in a statement that one of…