WWII Monument Planned In Kentucky

WWII Monument Planned In Kentucky Planning is underway for a monument in Ashland, Kentucky that would list the names of all people from Boyd County who served in World War II.The Independent reports the Ashland Rotary Club is planning a 79-foot wall that would have 6,700 names laser-etched on it. Cheryl Spriggs is spearheading…

One Parent One Scholar House Needs School Supplies

One Parent One Scholar House Needs School Supplies One Parent Scholar House is collecting schools supplies for families in need.Parents can pick up extra supplies for the organization, which provides single-parent families with affordable housing, higher education opportunities and a child development center with a five-star rating.Supplies needs include backpacks, pens, pencils, paper, erasers…

Popular Floyd County Man Passes Away

Popular Floyd County Man Passes Away A Floyd County man who dedicated his life to helping many in Eastern Kentucky died Saturday.Donald D. Parker was a Vietnam veteran and served with several fire departments.”So his whole life has been serving other people,” said his son Will Parker.”He served one tour in Vietnam. He sold…

Pension Relief Passes House

Pension Relief Passes House Governor Matt Bevin’s pension-relief proposal has narrowly passed the state House after a more than three-hour debate as a midsummer special legislative session continues.The 52-46 vote Monday was a pivotal test for Bevin’s plan to assist regional universities and quasi-governmental entities strapped by surging retirement costs. Those agencies include public…

New Pavilion Space Coming To Hazard

New Pavilion Space Coming To Hazard The Perry County Farmers Market will be getting a facelift from its current location.Jennifer Weeber, the food coordinator with the Community Farm Alliance, says it’s a way to bring the community together.”It can be an opportunity for our community to come together. Have an outdoor space in which…

Equifax Settles Lawsuit Affecting Kentuckians

Equifax Settles Lawsuit Affecting Kentuckians Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people.Attorney General Andy Beshear made the announcement Monday.“Our top priority was to make sure the…

Special Legislative Session on Pension Rolls into Second Day

Special Legislative Session on Pension Rolls into Second Day For the second time in seven months, Kentucky’s Republican governor called lawmakers back into a special session Friday to deal with the state’s pension problems. The GOP-dominated legislature convened to consider Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension-relief plan for regional universities and quasi-governmental entities, which include public…