KY Experiences Drop In Overdose Deaths

KY Experiences Drop In Overdose Deaths Kentucky officials are reporting the first statewide drop in drug overdose deaths since 2013.A report issued Thursday states 1,333 people died from drug overdoses in 2018, down from a record 1,566 deaths the prior year. The decline follows years of steady increases in the death toll, driven mostly…

Traffic Change In Perry County

Traffic Change In Perry County Drivers using Kentucky 15 in Perry County should expect a major traffic change Tuesday.The Kentucky Transportation Department District 10 says this change will happen at the intersection of Morton Boulevard and Kentucky 15.KYTC says more details are to come.Also, the eastbound ramp on Hal Rogers Parkway to Kentucky 15…

Special Legislative Session On Friday

Special Legislative Session On Friday Governor Matt Bevin has formally set the agenda for a special legislative session that begins today. The lone issue in his proclamation on Thursday is pension relief for regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies strapped by surging retirement costs.The governor has spent weeks building support for a proposal to cushion…

National Press Secretary To Attend KY Dinner

National Press Secretary To Attend KY Dinner Kentucky Republican officials say the national press secretary for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign will attend a GOP dinner next month in Lexington.The state GOP says Kayleigh McEnany will be a special guest at the annual Lincoln Dinner scheduled for Aug. 17.She previously worked as a political…

Political Newcomer To Challenge McConnell

Political Newcomer To Challenge McConnell Democrat Mike Broihier, a political newcomer with a broad resume as a Marine officer, farmer and small-town newspaperman is venturing into a high-stakes Senate race as the latest military-tested candidate aiming to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next year in Kentucky.Broihier set his sights on McConnell in his…

Earthquake Rattles Parts Of KY

Earthquake Rattles Parts Of KY A 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Tennessee/Kentucky border Wednesday morning.According to an earthquake tracking software, the epicenter of the quake was located in New Tazewell, Tennessee just after 11:23. Earthquakes of that magnitude are mostly felt by people standing still. There are no reports of damage. Source:…