Employment Incentives

Employment Incentives Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signaled Thursday that he plans to offer incentives to entice more people back to work to help resolve labor shortages that Republican lawmakers and businesses blame on enhanced jobless benefits.The Democratic governor has steadfastly defended the $300 in extra weekly federal unemployment payments. The supplemental benefits inject $34…

Harlan County Phone Scam

Harlan County Phone Scam The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an alert about a phone scam circulating throughout the county.Deputies say they have received calls from locals saying they were contacted by phone numbers attached to Deputy Stephen Davenport, or the HCSO itself.They warn that spoofing technology allows scammers to trick Caller ID…

Christian Appalachian Project

Christian Appalachian Project Meanwhile, the Christian Appalachian Project handed out much-needed items to flood victims in Rockcastle County.During this week’s distribution event officials from the Christian Appalachian Project handed out things like household and furniture items, cleaning supplies, paper goods, and other essential items that people might need. Source: MG News …

Flood Recovery Aid

Flood Recovery Aid If you still need help with federal flood recovery aid, FEMA will be setting up mobile support centers in Clay, Floyd, and Lee counties this weekend.The centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to answer any questions for anyone in the 31 counties listed in the disaster declaration.From…

Fireworks Shortage

Fireworks Shortage Apparently, as the country recovers from COVID-19, fireworks stands around central Kentucky are reporting shipping delays, while customers are planning for big shows.Phantom Fireworks Store Manager Matthew Miley says he doesn’t expect some of the best sellers displayed on shelves to be there very long.“Currently we’re very ahead of this time last…

Walking Miracles Family Foundation

Walking Miracles Family Foundation In regional news, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping families and youngsters battling childhood cancer has received a state grant to help fund their mission. Brett Wilson is CEO and founder of The Walking Miracles Family Foundation.The Walking Miracles Family Foundation is a West Virginia-based non-profit organization created to…

KY Road Work

KY Road Work Detour signs are going up as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials are recommending drivers find an alternate route beginning this morning in Clay County along US 421 in Manchester. The closure/detour is expected to be in effect until November 2021.The construction is planned to be between mile point 16, the intersection…

New Pool For Paintsville

New Pool For Paintsville In an effort to draw attention, the Paintsville City Council voted to approve selling bonds to begin construction on an approximately $1.5 million new pool facility.The new facility would keep the original Olympic-sized pool, but add new bathhouses and a splash pad.City leaders say this was the best move to…

Juneteenth In KY

Juneteenth In KY To commemmorate the day of the end of slavery with ties in KY, Juneteenth is on its way to becoming a federal holiday, but the effort to make it a state holiday has been put on hold.Last year, Kentucky Senate leaders promised to file legislation to make Juneteenth a state holiday…

AG Against Climate Change Reporting

AG Against Climate Change Reporting Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined a 16-state coalition in filing comments before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to push back against an initiative requiring companies to make climate change disclosures in SEC filings. The attorneys general argue this new move would require companies to make policy statements…