No Israel, No Contracts

No Israel, No Contracts Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an executive order to ban the award of state contracts to companies that participate in boycott, divestment and sanction practices against Israel.Bevin signed the order during a ceremony at the Kentucky Capitol with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer and Consul General of Israel to…

White Flag Policy In Effect

White Flag Policy In Effect With winter weather approaching, many shelters and churches across the nation are participating in the White Flag policy.”When temperatures reach 35 degrees or lower anybody is welcome to come in even if they are not a current resident,” says Ben Fugate, the President of Hope House.Shelters and churches across…

Operation Christmas Child In KY

Operation Christmas Child In KY Several local churches are working around the clock to make sure kids across the world have a very merry Christmas.Samaritan’s Purse is a national organization and works with churches around the country to pack up toys, hygiene items, and stories about Jesus into a shoebox. All of the boxes…

Better Internet Access In Eastern KY

Better Internet Access In Eastern KY More than $20 million is coming to Eastern Kentucky to improve internet access. The USDA is partnering with Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Company in Knott County to improve broadband. A report earlier this year suggests 80 percent of the 24 million American households that lack high-speed internet are in rural…

Allegiant Airlines Adds Routes

Allegiant Airlines Adds Routes Allegiant Airlines is making it easier to get from the Bluegrass to New Orleans.The airline will soon offer seasonal non-stop flights from Louisville to New Orleans on Sundays and Thursdays.The route will start at the end of February and will continue until May 5. One way tickets start at $55.Louisville…

Icy Conditions In Eastern KY

Icy Conditions In Eastern KY It is that time of year when the rain turns into snow and sometimes even ice.Wolfe County is under a Winter Weather Advisory through this morning.A low-pressure system is expected to bring a wintry mix and possibly some ice overnight. “Ice is something you can’t do much with,” said…

Addiction Recovery Celebrates Anniversary

Addiction Recovery Celebrates Anniversary Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) is celebrating 10 years of helping communities.The celebration took place in Huntington W.Va. on Wednesday.Now, the community in Lawrence County is stepping up to help ARC try new ways of substituting a bad addiction for a good habit.”We treat people mind, body, soul, and purpose,” said…

Floyd County Gets New School Buses

Floyd County Gets New School Buses There will be more new school buses on the roads in Floyd County next year. During its last regular meeting, the Floyd County Board of Education approved financing more than $1 million to buy 10 new school buses.The board approved a 10-year, $1 million KISTA (Kentucky Interlocal School…

Going Solar In Eastern KY

Going Solar In Eastern KY Neighbors across Eastern Kentucky have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Solar United Neighbors are the solar co-op sponsors. The group will host an information meeting November 15 at the Madison…