Job Fair For Eastern KY Workers

Job Fair For Eastern KY Workers Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program joined nearly 20 employers for a job fair at the Letcher County Recreation Center Tuesday.The job fair, which comes on the heels of recent layoffs across the region, including the miners and families impacted by the Blackjewel bankruptcy, was visited by more than…

Increasing KY’s Minimum Wage Attempted

Increasing KY’s Minimum Wage Attempted Lawmakers pre-filed a bill Tuesday morning, hoping to increase wages for Kentucky’s lowest-paid workers.Senator Reggie Thomas and Representative Kathy Hinkle, both Democrats, sponsored the bill. “I have pushed to have this heard before. I’m not going to stop. Just because you have a first strike and second strike, doesn’t…

President Trump Visits Louisville Wednesday

President Trump Visits Louisville Wednesday Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s reelection campaign recently placed nearly $4 million worth of advertising on TV and radio leading up to his November showdown with Democrat Andy Beshear. Now, the Republican governor’s campaign is looking to reap a financial windfall when President Donald Trump headlines a private fundraiser for…

New Rules For State Fair Entry

New Rules For State Fair Entry Minors entering the Kentucky State Fair at night now must have a parent or guardian 21 or older with them following a disturbance during the weekend.Kentucky State Police Sgt. Josh Lawson told The Courier Journal that two adults were arrested and seven unaccompanied teens were cited as police…

Gas Companies Must Pay Up

Gas Companies Must Pay Up Two Kentucky natural gas companies and their owner have been fined $107,500 for unauthorized debt and failing to adjust the amount charged to customers.The Public Service Commission announced the fines Monday. B&H Gas Co., Johnson County Gas Co. and their owner and president, Bud Rife, must pay the penalties…

President Trump In Louisville Wednesday

President Trump In Louisville Wednesday Crews are busy setting up equipment at the Galt House for President Donald Trump’s visit to Louisville on Wednesday.President Trump will deliver remarks at the 75th AMVETS Convention. AMVETS serves America’s veterans and advocates for its members. The speech on Wednesday is restricted to AMVETS members.After speaking to AMVETS…

Hope House Volunteers Feed Community

Hope House Volunteers Feed Community A free meal was given out on Monday night in Hazard.Volunteers from the Hope House gave out food at the pavilion next to city hall.They want to make sure the homeless are still getting meals after the Hope House was shut down.The staff says they were devastated.”Every night you’re…

Letcher County Job Fair

Letcher County Job Fair The Letcher County Judge Executive’s Office and EKCEP are sponsoring a job fair Tuesday morning.The job fair is on August 20th at the Letcher County Rec Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Scheduled employers include:1) GMS Mine Repair – Underground Miners 2) Haydon Bridge Company – Crane Operators, Carpenters, General…

Teachers Violated State Labor Law

Teachers Violated State Labor Law An election-year investigation into teacher rallies at Kentucky’s Capitol found more than 1,000 educators violated state law by participating in protests that shut down some schools, Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration said recently.No penalties will be assessed, Kentucky’s labor secretary said, but he warned “the grace extended in this instance”…

KY Toddler Dies In Swimming Pool

KY Toddler Dies In Swimming Pool Police in Kentucky say a 1-year-old boy has died after falling into a pool. News outlets cite a Louisville police news release that said the toddler was found unresponsive in an above-ground pool on Saturday night. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.The statement says relatives indicated the…