Governor Bevin To Speak On Sanctuary Cities

Governor Bevin To Speak On Sanctuary Cities Governor Matt Bevin is expected to make an announcement in Lexington regarding sanctuary city policies.He will join state lawmakers, law enforcement officials and representatives from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.A ‘sanctuary city’ is a city were municipal laws tend to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation or…

McConnell Lands Grant For UK

McConnell Lands Grant For UK U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday the U.S. Department of Energy will invest nearly $2.23 million in federal funding for the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER).This grant will be in addition to the $934,554 in federal funding McConnell helped get in 2018.This…

Helping Blackjewel Miners

Helping Blackjewel Miners Harlan County Fiscal Court employees said in order for Blackjewel miners to be able to claim their wages, they each have to submit a 410 form and submit it to the bankruptcy court.The miners have to fill out the forms to say that they were owed wages.Officials said the miners are…

More Pension Discussion

More Pension Discussion Democratic leaders in the Kentucky House are making a play for bipartisanship with new state pension repair proposals.House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins said Thursday that Democrats are acting “in good faith” with two proposals to try “to work a way forward.””We are not here to grandstand. We are only here to…

Preserving Valuable Government Records

Preserving Valuable Government Records Kentucky’s Department for Libraries and Archives is awarding about a half million dollars in grants for the preservation and management of local government records.Clerk offices in 20 counties received grants ranging from $6,500 in Letcher County to nearly $77,000 in Washington County as part of the Local Records Program. The…

Campground Re-Opens

Campground Re-Opens Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area says a popular campground that was closed after a storm last month has been reopened.The park said in a statement that the June 21 storm damaged Energy Lake Campground, which was near capacity. U.S. Forest Service staff evacuated the area as trees and debris fell…

Hope Center Needs Donations

Hope Center Needs Donations The Hope Center is in need of donations to help Lexington’s homeless population stay safe in this hot weather.The high temperatures increase the risk of heat illness for the homeless. The Hope Mobile tries to reach those folks. They travel to local churches, passing out water, food, and other supplies.…

Dealing With Bed Bugs

Dealing With Bed Bugs Tenants at Myers Towers in Pikeville have been dealing with bed bugs for years. This is an issue that has cost them a lot of headaches and a lot of furniture.”We’re dealing with a whole epidemic here. Every week it’s furniture piled up,” said tenant Neil Thompson.Jim Hobbs, Executive Director…

Bad Health Outcomes In Eastern KY

Bad Health Outcomes In Eastern KY A recent report lists Eastern Kentucky counties as some of the worst in the state for health outcomes. “The number is not surprising this has been status quo for the last decade,” says John Jones, the medical director of Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky.Perry and Owsley Counties…