KY Education and Workforce Development Helping Workers

KY Education and Workforce Development Helping Workers Hundreds of people are now without jobs due to layoffs at two manufacturing plants: Hitachi in Harrodsburg, and Trane in Lexington.Despite this bad news, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Deputy Secretary Josh Benton said there’s also some good news.”In Central Kentucky, there are 20,000 open jobs right…

Fire In Jackson County

Fire In Jackson County Crews responded to a fire at Phoenix Products in Jackson County early this morning. The business is on U.S. 421, West of McKee, near southern Madison County. The sheriff says an outbuilding was destroyed in the fire around 4 a.m. The fire isn’t expected to impact business.Phoenix Products makes parts…

National Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week It’s National Fire Prevention week and fire officials are encouraging residents to install smoke alarms equipped with sealed-in, non-removable batteries that last for 10 years. These alarms do not require any battery changes during their lifespan and are nearly impossible to disable.Most fatal fires happen between midnight and 8 a.m.,…

Some Stores Closing On Thanksgiving

Some Stores Closing On Thanksgiving Americans may still be debating costumes for Halloween, but Thanksgiving is already on the calendar as a day off from work for employees at brick-and-mortar stores of at least 60 retailers, according to a list compiled by BestBlackFriday.com.Many retailers have opted to stay closed on Thanksgiving as foot traffic…

Run For The Hills Charity Challenge Re-Cap

Run For The Hills Charity Challenge Re-Cap People laced up their tennis shoes in preparation for the Run For the Hills Charity Challenge Saturday morning.Runners say this annual event not only brings money back to local organizations but also celebrates the heart of the community.This 5K race gives groups the chance to celebrate three…

Pumpkins Affected By the Recent Rain

Pumpkins Affected By the Recent Rain Pumpkin patch owners say it was a struggle to keep their pumpkins healthy with heavy rains at the beginning of their season.Hillview Stables, LLC. owner Rick Gregory says he used to not like dry seasons while growing his pumpkins, but has learned through experience that pumpkins are kept…