Couple Stealing Mail

Couple Stealing Mail A couple is behind bars in Brown County after authorities say they stole tens of thousands of dollars from dozens of people by stealing their mail.Investigators first became aware of Dennis and Joanna Wilson in April. They say the couple was driving back and forth from Dry Ridge, Kentucky to Brown…

Railroad Transportation Grants

Railroad Transportation Grants Transportation grants have been awarded to six railroad companies in Kentucky.The grants will be used to fund multimodal freight transportation improvements.Norfolk Southern, CSX, Paducah and Louisville Railway, RJ Corman Railroad Group, Fredonia Valley Railroad, and Kentucky Railway Museum received the $2.5 million to fund projects in 10 counties.The grants will fund…

Hiring Bonus

Hiring Bonus The governor says the state will use coronavirus relief funds to offer a $1,500 bonus for the first 15,000 people who want to return to work before July 30th. In order to qualify, you have to be 18 years old and have an active unemployment insurance claim.Governor Beshear also said last week…

Sports Decision

Sports Decision Multiple sources, including Kentucky Sports Radio, are reporting Gov. Andy Beshear is expected to issue an executive order in regards to student athletes in the Commonwealth and a recent ruling from the Supreme Court.On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously the NCAA cannot limit education-related benefits. The high court agreed with a…

Child Care Coverage

Child Care Coverage Governor Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky had been awarded more than $763 million in federal funds to provide relief for child care providers that have been impacted by the pandemic.The three-year funding is from the $1.9 trillion emergency relief bill – the American Rescue Plan Act – which provides economic relief…

Eastern KY FEMA Locations

Eastern KY FEMA Locations The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening three locations in Eastern Kentucky to help those affected by severe weather register for individual assistance from the federal government. Kentuckians from 31 counties can visit any centers in the state, not just the county they live in.The locations are:• Lawrence County Community…

Building Materials Donations

Building Materials Donations Hand in Hand Ministries and St. Vincent Mission in David are two Floyd County-based non-profit organizations that are feeling the effects of higher prices on building materials.The St. Vincent Mission Executive Director says they do alot of summer home repair projects for those who are less fortunate or elderly making handicap…

College Enrollment Numbers Down

College Enrollment Numbers Down In regional news, enrollment numbers for secondary education institutions declined in spring 2021 by 3.5%, according to recent data estimates.The decrease came at the undergraduate level, with 603,000 fewer students enrolled in a college program. Graduate programs saw a 4.6% increase.“In West Virginia, as population has declined, we’ve seen fewer…

USDA Money To Eastern KY

USDA Money To Eastern KY Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced the investment of $100,000 in two Eastern Kentucky communities. The Knott County Fiscal Court will receive a $50,000 community facilities grant to help purchase a tractor loader backhoe for the Knox County Road Department.Another $50,000 community facilities…

AMEN House Receives Food

AMEN House Receives Food While the center has fortunatley seen a decrease in need, Wednesday in Georgetown, the AMEN House received a donation of a TON of food- literally.“And there’s nothing worse than being hungry and you can’t tell by looking at somebody that they are hungry and so we may never know that…