Perry County Protects From Secondhand Smoke

Perry County Protects From Secondhand Smoke Perry County officials moved to protect people from secondhand smoke.The Fiscal Court recently passed a smoke-free ordinance.Health officials said the ordinance means no smoking, including e-cigarettes, within 15 feet of any public door or window, or inside any public workplace.The ordinance is effective immediately.The City of Hazard did…

Police Arrest Convicted Felon

Police Arrest Convicted Felon Police arrested a convicted felon accused of trying to kill two police officers in northern Kentucky after a five-hour standoff.Authorities zeroed in on Jacob Julick at a home in Westwood, a suburb of Cincinnati. Officials say Julick – who already was accused of firing a weapon at an officer during…

Habitat For Humanity Donation From Local Entertainer

Habitat For Humanity Donation From Local Entertainer Johnson County native Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane donated $10,000 to Lexington Habitat for Humanity. Media outlets report the award-winning country music star made the donation through his charitable fund, Outlaw State of Kind.Lexington Habitat CEO Rachel Childress says this donation was completely unexpected. “We were…

JR’s Pizza Burns To The Ground

JR’s Pizza Burns To The Ground A centerpiece business near the small community of Shelby Gap in Pike County went up in flames late Monday night.JR’s pizza has been in business for nearly seventeen years. The building itself has been there for decades more.”The whole community just enjoyed JR’s”, said Missy Lucas, who often…

Big Blue Caravan Thanks First Responders

Big Blue Caravan Thanks First Responders Stop number three of the Big Blue Caravan landed in Prestonsburg Tuesday afternoon.So far coaches, players, and other members of UK Athletics have been traveling across Eastern Kentucky meeting with fans.Their stop at the Mountain Arts Center focused on giving back and saying thank you to first responders…

ARC Report Is Grim For Eastern KY

ARC Report Is Grim For Eastern KY The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) released its report of economic status designations for Fiscal Year 2020 on Tuesday.According to the report, 80 Appalachian counties are considered distressed, meaning they rank among the worst 10 percent of counties in the nation. Most Eastern Kentucky counties were included in…

Looking Forward To Seeing President Trump Visit KY

Looking Forward To Seeing President Trump Visit KY Kentucky’s Republican governor says he’s expecting campaign visits from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to support his reelection campaign this year.Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that both Trump and Pence are “committed to coming” to Kentucky and each could potentially visit Kentucky multiple…

Looking For The Church Thieves

Looking For The Church Thieves A Richmond church is cleaning up after two burglars broke in early Saturday morning. The two individuals were captured on CCTV and they are hoping the public might recognize them.The break-in happened around 4 a.m. at the Real Life Community Church. The two subjects were captured in CCTV footage,…

More Pension Talk At The State Capitol

More Pension Talk At The State Capitol A prominent Kentucky House Democrat is questioning whether Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has enough votes to legally pass his pension-relief proposal in a special legislative session. Rep. Joni Jenkins said Monday she’s hearing the governor has lined up 51 votes for his proposal in the 100-member House.…