Former KY College Quarterback Dies

Former KY College Quarterback Dies Jared Lorenzen, a husky left-handed quarterback who set multiple Kentucky passing and offensive records before backing up Eli Manning on the New York Giants’ Super Bowl-winning 2007 team, has died. He was 38.A release from the school said Lorenzen’s family announced his death on Wednesday, but did not specify…

Taco Bell Facing A Tortilla Shortage

Taco Bell Facing A Tortilla Shortage Taco Bell is facing a tortilla shortage that’s impacting restaurants all across the country. Taco Bell has about 7000 locations nationwide and is encouraging cusotmers for the time being to order menu items that aren’t made with tortillas such as the Power Menul Bowl of Cheesy Gordita Crunch.…

KY’s Death Penalty Protocol Ruled Unconstitutional

KY’s Death Penalty Protocol Ruled Unconstitutional A judge has ruled that Kentucky’s death penalty protocol is unconstitutional.The Courier Journal reports that Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd says the rules are flawed because they would allow the execution of a prisoner with intellectual disabilites. Judge Shepherd says the US Supreme Court prohibits the…

I-75 Construction Update

I-75 Construction Update In transportation news, officials are working to widen I-75 through Laurel County despite holiday traffic. Officials say crews are working on putting up barrier walls and moving topsoil to finish some of the work before the long weekend.Kentucky Transportation Department officials say there will not be any more work on that…

Kentucky Waterman Series Ready To Go

Kentucky Waterman Series Ready To Go Tourism officials say the paddlesports event is part of the Kentucky Waterman series and promotes tourism in Laurel County.In past years the attendance has been between 80 and 200 people, and this year, officials expect the same turnout.There will be a 1.5 mile, 5 mile, and 10-mile races…

Lost Contract Means Lost Jobs

Lost Contract Means Lost Jobs Perry County Judge Executive Scott Alexander says SYKES lost a contract which prompted a layoff.The company employs people from many counties, so the impact will be felt through a larger area.”We’ve become one region and so it effects the whole region and it sets us back,” said Alexander.Alexander says…

50-Mile Yard Sale Coming This Weekend To KY

50-Mile Yard Sale Coming This Weekend To KY As residents of Breathitt, Estill and Lee counties prepare for the annual 50-Mile Yard Sale along KY 52 on Friday and Saturday, July 5-6, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is urging motorists to use caution during the event.“These corridor-long yard sale events are gaining in popularity across…

Kentucky State Fair Tickets On Sale

Kentucky State Fair Tickets On Sale The Kentucky State Fair does not start until August 15, but tickets can already be bought at a discount.Advance tickets for the fair are on sale until August 14.Buying tickets early can mean saving money.Admission to the fair is $10 at the gate, but only $7 if paid…