Governor Beshear Sues

Governor Beshear Sues Governor Andy Beshear is suing all of Kentucky’s constitutional officers. The governor filed suit against Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Secretary of State Michael Adams, State Treasurer Alison Ball, State Auditor Mike Harmon and Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. They’re all Republicans.The lawsuit is over House Bill 334. The measure would remove current…

Appalachian Horse Project

Appalachian Horse Project While the Appalachian Horse Project provides veterinary and re-homing to free-roaming horses in Southeast KY,Volunteers with the Appalachian Horse Project are spreading the message that ‘Kindness Rocks,’ by hiding painted ‘Kindness Rocks’ at the Knott County Trail Day.Kristin Maggard is a volunteer with the AHP. She said the ‘Kindness Rocks’ initiative…

Child Welfare Agency

Child Welfare Agency A Kentucky judge has held the state’s child welfare agency in contempt for the second time this year, according to a published report.Barren County Family Court Judge Micah Wood Pence said her order stems from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services failure to follow a court decision to return a…

Eastern KY Road Work

Eastern KY Road Work Motorists in Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Martin and Pike counties can expect to encounter slow-moving caravans of trucks and heavy equipment which is now underway. These equipment convoys will spray waterborne pavement striping on asphalt surfaces. The work is weather-dependent.Drivers are advised to observe signs on the convoy vehicles…

Pikeville Fires

Pikeville Fires Last night in downtown Pikeville, crews with the Pikeville Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at 121 South College St.Officials with the department said the call came through and the fire was mostly extinguished in around 30 minutes.The home had minor damage and the exteriors of two neighboring homes were…

White Oak Hill Recovery Center

White Oak Hill Recovery Center It’s now open. Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) is expanding its services in Kentucky.White Oak Hill will serve as a 140-bed men’s residential drug and alcohol treatment center.The facility is located at the old Inez Middle School. Purchased back in 2020, the property has undergone complete renovations.Tim Robinson, CEO of…

Electric Power Change-Up

Electric Power Change-Up The Kentucky Public Service Commission officially approved the sale of Kentucky Power from American Electric Power to Liberty Utilities, Inc. Thursday.After an announcement in October 2021, Liberty officially filed to purchase Kentucky Power and AEP Kentucky Transmission Company, LLC in January 2022 for more than $2.8 billion, including taking on more…

Eastern KY Water Improvements

Eastern KY Water Improvements Some great news for Eastern KY. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Hal Rogers have announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will be awarding $1.5 million to the Sandy Hook Water District.The funds, which come from ARC’s infrastructure program, will help improve water systems in the area.According to a…

Appalachian Opioid Update

Appalachian Opioid Update Federal, state and local law enforcement and health officials gathered in Cincinnati this week to announce a significant law enforcement operation regarding the opioid epidemic in the Appalachian region.This announcement regards the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force (ARPO), an operation that aims to target medical professionals who have abused their…

Arrest In Stanton

Arrest In Stanton A disagreement that began over a car ended with police saying the suspect in an early morning shooting that left one person critically injured is now in custody.According to Stanton Police Department, 21-year-old Aaron Couch has been taken into custody after an “extensive foot chase.”Police said the shooting happened inside a…