KY Oil Magnate Honored

KY Oil Magnate Honored 90-year-old Willard Kinzer has spent most of his life working in Kentucky’s oil and gas industry.Kinzer was honored Thursday by the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association and by Senator McConnell’s office.To this day, Kinzer says he still goes into his office every day at Kinzer Drilling, the company he built…

Measles In KY

Measles In KY A second case of the measles has been confirmed in Kentucky.The case comes from the Barren River Health District, which includes Bowling Green and the surrounding area.The first case was reported in February. It involved a child who health officials say was not vaccinated, and had recently traveled out of the…

KY Food Prices Increase This Quarter

KY Food Prices Increase This Quarter The Kentucky Farm Bureau says its latest Marketbasket Survey shows overall food costs rose slightly in the first quarter of 2019.It says the average overall cost of food in the first three months of this year was $118.64 in Kentucky, up 1.85 percent from $116.44 in the fourth…

Governor Signs Bill Helping Midwives

Governor Signs Bill Helping Midwives A new law will license midwives here in Kentucky. Gov. Matt Bevin signed the bill into law in an effort to help mothers.While being a midwife was never illegal, the industry has not been regulated since 1975.This means anyone could call themselves a midwife.Senate Bill 84 lays out a…

Fighting Substance Abuse In KY

Fighting Substance Abuse In KY The Appalachian Regional Commission has announced grants aimed at supporting local responses to the substance abuse epidemic in Kentucky and Ohio.The commission says in a news release it has awarded $1.14 million to WestCare Kentucky Inc. in Pikeville, Kentucky, to convert a building into a residential treatment facility for…

Investigating A Hotel Fire

Investigating A Hotel Fire Officials are investigating a fire at a hotel in Logan County.The fire at the Mountain Trail Inn was reported shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday. It also closed down a portion of state Route 10.Assistant State Fire Marshal Larry Hamrick said no one was at the property when crews showed up.…

Penguins Born At Louisville Zoo

Penguins Born At Louisville Zoo Some Louisville Zoo employees are serving as surrogate parents for a pair of baby penguins.The zoo in Kentucky’s largest city said Monday that four little penguins hatched in January.Two chicks are being parent-reared by two sets of parents. The zoo says two chicks are being hand-reared by Curator of…

Plans For Appalachian Wildlife Center

Plans For Appalachian Wildlife Center The Appalachian Wildlife Foundation is announcing additions to the Appalachian Wildlife Center opening in 2021. The Appalachian Wildlife Center is a 12,000-acre reserve located off Kentucky Highway 119, already abounding in wildlife, including elk, bear, and bobcat.”We see elk pretty much every day. I’ve seen as many, I’ve seen…