Flu Cases Popping Up In Eastern KY

Flu Cases Popping Up In Eastern KY Health officials have already seen several cases of the flu in Perry County.154 cases of the flu have been reported in Kentucky.”We have actually seen the flu since the beginning of school,” said Cris Rush the district health coordinator with Perry County Schools.Although cases are present now,…

Blackjewel Miners May Soon Get Paid

Blackjewel Miners May Soon Get Paid The Blackjewel saga may soon come to a close for former miners.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a proposed offer from attorneys representing the coal company could provide pay for hundreds of former Blackjewel employees, if accepted by the courts.The deal would provide $5.5 million in backpay. It must first…

Welcome Center Closes for Demolition

Welcome Center Closes for Demolition A Kentucky welcome center is closing this week for demolition, and a new facility is expected to be completed next fall.The state Finance and Administration Cabinet said the Whitley County Welcome Center at the 1.5 mile marker on Interstate 75 in southeastern Kentucky will close Friday.The welcome center was…

Bring Your Bible To School Day

Bring Your Bible To School Day Thursday is Bring Your Bible To School Day, and Gov. Matt Bevin is doing his part to make sure Kentucky students are aware.Bevin tweeted a video Tuesday, along with a caption that read, in part: “The Judeo-Christian principles that are bound in this book are timeless, containing an…

Governor Bevin Proposing Military Tax Exemption

Governor Bevin Proposing Military Tax Exemption Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he’ll push to exempt military veterans’ retirement from state taxation if he wins a second term in November. It’s part of the Republican incumbent’s comprehensive tax proposal.Bevin, a former Army officer, promoted the tax break during a Louisville-area campaign event where…

Blackjewel Miners Being Re-Trained

Blackjewel Miners Being Re-Trained Blackjewel miners packed up their protest site, but they are still waiting for their money after their last paychecks from the bankrupt company bounced three months ago.Many of the miners have gone back to school for free with help from Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP).The Department of Labor…

KY Schools Receive Rankings

KY Schools Receive Rankings Results of Kentucky’s new five-star accountability system for public schools were released Tuesday, with 1,272 schools ranked. For the 2018-2019 school year, 89 schools received one star, 251 two stars, 643 three stars, 233 four stars and 56 five stars, the highest performing.The Kentucky Department of Education said indicators included…

KY Rest Stop Gets Makeover

KY Rest Stop Gets Makeover Monday, the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet announced the Whitley County Welcome Center on I-75 in southern Kentucky will close October 4th.The center will be demolished and reconstruction of a new facility is expected to be completed in fall 2020.The frequent closures to the public for maintenance and repair…