KY AG Commissioner

KY AG Commissioner Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles recently visited the Middle East and Europe on federal trade missions.The ag commissioner’s office said the trips ended a two-year pause on U.S. Department of Agriculture trade visits due to the pandemic.Quarles, a Republican in his second term as commissioner, visited the United Arab Emirates and…

Safety On St. Patrick’s Day

Safety On St. Patrick’s Day The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) announced a joint effort with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind drivers to stay safe on Saint Patrick’s Day.“As we make strides to experience a sense of normalcy in light of the pandemic, I want to encourage…

Black Lung Benefits

Black Lung Benefits Representative Hal Rogers recently introduced bipartisan legislation with Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) concerning Black Lung disability benefits.The legislation aims to expedite benefits from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which benefits coal miners who have black lung disease.“They’re entitled to these benefits that they earned under federal law.” said…

School Choice Bills

School Choice Bills Bills designed to provide more school choices for parents are gaining support in Frankfort.The bills are House Bill 305 and Senate Bill 50, both adding to a controversial measure that narrowly passed in 2021 which was then challenged in the courts.The bills expand the program to provide nonpublic school tuition assistance…

RAM Volunteers Needed

RAM Volunteers Needed A popular non-profit that provides free medical care is heading to Eastern Kentucky.Remote Area Medical (RAM) is looking for volunteers in the medical, dental and vision fields.The two-day clinic will be held on June 11-12 at East Perry Elementary School in Hazard. A news release states the clinic is working with…

Red River Gorge

Red River Gorge Mark your calendars for April 2nd and 3rd for a grand re-opening. Officials said the Gladie Visitor Center at Red River Gorge will reopen with a new operator after being closed for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.U.S. Forest Service officials said in a statement that FIND Outdoors will manage…

Save A Lot

Save A Lot As a way of helping others in needs, Save A Lot’s locations in Hazard donated 10 thousand pounds worth of non-perishable foods to Blue Grass Care Navigators.The donation of food totaled $10,000.The company has worked with Bluegrass Care Navigators for several years.Save A Lot staff said they have donated more than…

Charity Scams

Charity Scams Attorney General Daniel Cameron is warning Kentuckians of possible charity scams related to Ukraine relief efforts and is sharing tips to avoid these scams including research a charity before you donate, avoid giving personal information over the phone, and be aware of crowdfunding and social media hype to be sure how much…

Tornado Federal Assistance

Tornado Federal Assistance More than $64 million in federal assistance has been approved for people in Kentucky affected by deadly storms and tornadoes three months ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.Some of the aid has been in the form of temporary housing in Caldwell, Graves, Hopkins, Marshall, Muhlenberg and Warren counties.The total includes…

Breathitt County Road Closure

Breathitt County Road Closure People in the western part of Breathitt County can expect a lengthy closing of a road for repairs.KY 2469 will be closed for four to five weeks to replace a failing drain structure, according to a release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.The work is scheduled to start on March 28.…