Fighting A Fish

Fighting A Fish Kentucky officials say they’ve installed a riverbed bubbler and sound system in a lake as an experimental and environmentally friendly way to keep an invasive fish, the Asian carp, from spreading.The Paducah Sun reports federal, state and local officials are holding an event on Nov. 8 to showcase the deployment of…

Governor Bevin Promotes School Choice

Governor Bevin Promotes School Choice Venturing into a Democratic stronghold with another high-profile surrogate from the Trump administration, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin promoted school-choice efforts Thursday as a way to help urban neighborhoods as he campaigned in Kentucky’s largest city.Bevin was accompanied by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson during a stop…

It’s No-Shave November

It’s No-Shave November It’s now the beginning of no shave November. Many cancer patients lose all of their hair during treatment. The Matthew Hill Foundation hopes the growth coming from men’s faces starts a dialog about the disease.“The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients…

Veterans Honored

Veterans Honored Veterans from the Big Sandy region were honored Thursday during Appalachian Hospice Care’s 6th annual Veteran Appreciation Lunch.The event, hosted at the Jenny Wiley Convention Center, brings veterans together to be recognized as they are served by the people they served to protect.Fellowship, food and music were all on tap celebrating the…

Vice-President Pence Visiting KY

Vice-President Pence Visiting KY Vice President Mike Pence will make several stops in Southern Kentucky today. The Vice President, along with Governor Matt Bevin, Congressman Hal Rogers and others on the Kentucky GOP ticket, will fly in around noon.First, the group will go to Shep’s Place in Corbin to meet with some of Bevin’s…

Up And Down In The State’s Colleges And Universities

Up And Down In The State’s Colleges And Universities The number of Kentucky college and university students receiving undergraduate degrees and certificates is continuing to climb, but preliminary enrollment figures are falling.The state Council on Postsecondary Education says the continuing increase in degrees and credentials despite enrollment challenges indicates a strong commitment on Kentucky…

Santa Train Coming To KY

Santa Train Coming To KY Country star and Grammy winner Marty Stuart will be the celebrity guest on the annual CSX Santa Train, which visits towns in Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia in November to hand out gifts for families.The holiday train, which has run every year since 1942, makes a dozen stops in three…

Talking About Senior Hunger

Talking About Senior Hunger State officials hosted a conversation about senior hunger issues in Frankfort Wednesday.”Unfortunately in Kentucky 1 in 6 seniors do not have enough access to affordable, nutritious food,” said Shannon Gadd with the Commissioner Department for Aging and Independent Living.Leaders met in Frankfort for the first-ever Senior Hunger Summit hoping to…

Preventing Chronic Wasting Disease

Preventing Chronic Wasting Disease The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is increasing efforts to prevent the spread of a disease that afflicts deer and elk herds.The agency is asking for help from hunters in preventing chronic wasting disease from crossing into the state as the fall season begins.The neurological disease kills deer, elk,…

Goodwill Opens Another Center In KY

Goodwill Opens Another Center In KY Goodwill hosted the ribbon-cutting Wednesday for Kentucky’s fifth Center for Education and Employment.The center offers free career coaching and soft skills classes for people in the area who are seeking employment opportunities. It also connects unemployed people with opportunities for bettering their future.”We work on attitude, dependability, self-presentation…