Checking Infant Car Seats

Checking Infant Car Seats London Fire Department and London Police Department teamed up to offer free car seat checks to anyone who may be unsure if their seat is installed properly.Highway safety officials were also giving away new car seats to anyone whose car seat was not appropriate for their child. If you didn’t…

Miners Want More Health Coverage

Miners Want More Health Coverage Appalachian miners are calling for a tax hike on coal. They argue it’s essential step to protect their physical and financial health – without burdening taxpayers. More than 100 miners told Congress to raise the tax on coal production, argue its critical for their physical and financial well-being. The…

State Senate To Vote On Pension Bill

State Senate To Vote On Pension Bill The full KY Senate, convened in a special session, is expected to vote today on House Bill 1.The legislation hopes to address rising pension costs, and offer something of an escape clause, for regional universities and certain other agencies known as “quasi-governmental” bodies. Some critics, however, have…

Job Fair Coming For Miners

Job Fair Coming For Miners In Fiscal Court on Tuesday, Judge-Executive Dan Mosley announced a company is coming to Harlan on August 1st on for a job fair, hoping to employ Blackjewel miners.Miners say they would be open to what the company bringing the job opportunities to the miners, has to offer.Mosley says those…

Camp UNITE Kicks Off 13th Year

Camp UNITE Kicks Off 13th Year Camp UNITE kicked off their 13th year of camp on Tuesday in Whitley County.The camp is part of Operation UNITE which serves 32 counties in Eastern and Southern Kentucky. It helps fight and prevent substance abuse.The campers who attend are in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.They participate in…

Affording Insulin

Affording Insulin Officials say the climbing cost of insulin is leading some people across the border into Canada, looking for a cheaper price.Meanwhile, one Kentucky group is now pushing for lower prices inside our borders. The members of the local chapter of “Insulin For All” met Monday night in Lexington to discuss the measures…

Possible Jobs For Miners

Possible Jobs For Miners Tuesday the Perry County Fiscal Court laid the groundwork for the possibility to bring hundreds of jobs to the region.If the company comes to the area, it could create 400 to 600 jobs.”It’s another exciting day. We don’t have them yet, but we’re at the table talking with them,” said…

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…