Raising Money For A KY Family In Need

Raising Money For A KY Family In Need Donations are pouring in for the Howard family after a Harlan County house fire claimed the lives of Allyson Howard and her two young toddlers.Allison’s husband, Chad, continues to recover at a burn unit in Georgia.Thursday night, a group of community members took their support one…

Turtle Man Comes To Breathitt County

Turtle Man Comes To Breathitt County Johnson County native, Ernie Brown, Jr., also known as Turtle Man across the Bluegrass, is coming to Breathitt County’s library in June.Turtle Man is expected to educate folks on Kentucky outlaws like Jesse James and the Cole/Younger Gang.He will also be telling personal stories and signing autographs.According to…

KY River Regional Jail Gets Creative

KY River Regional Jail Gets Creative Workers at the Kentucky River Regional Jail are putting up a fence along one side of the building.The reason behind the fence? Officials say people continue to try and smuggle in drugs by drilling holes into the walls of the jail.Administrators at the jail say they have been…

Decline In Hepatitis A Cases

Decline In Hepatitis A Cases Last year Kentucky endured one of the worst hepatitis A outbreaks in recent years. Case numbers spiked across the region as food workers were diagnosed, outbreaks happened in jails and there were even deaths.Efforts and programs put forth by health departments like the Kentucky River District Health Department to…

New Utility Rates For KY Customers

New Utility Rates For KY Customers The Kentucky Public Service Commission has set new base rates for the two largest electric providers in Kentucky.The PSC says the rates are lower than what LG&E and Kentucky Utilities requested.With the new rates, the base rate portion of a typical LG&E residential electric bill will increase by…

Funeral Arrangements Set For KY Soldier

Funeral Arrangements Set For KY Soldier Funeral arrangements are set for a Kentucky soldier who died last week while serving in Iraq.22-year-old specialist Ryan Dennis Orin Riley was killed in a non-combat related incident.He was a graduate of Lexington’s Henry Clay High School and was assigned to the 101st airborne division out of Fort…

U of K Students Using Weather Drones

U of K Students Using Weather Drones A graduate student at the University of Kentucky is using drones to research the atmosphere.Travis Schuyler is a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry at the University of Kentucky. He is sending a drone up into the atmosphere using weather balloons to collect weather data.”The ballon gives you the…

Improvements To Fish Pond Lake

Improvements To Fish Pond Lake County officials are ready to make some improvements around Fish Pond Lake.”We have so many people that care about this lake, that care about Letcher County and we know by coming together we can make that happen,” says Jessica Howard County Tourism Director.They are making improvements, not only to…

Kentuckians For Transportation New Executive Director

Kentuckians For Transportation New Executive Director Kentuckians for Transportation named a new executive director on Tuesday.According to The Lane Report, former 94th District Representative Leslie Combs will head the statewide transportation association.Combs previously served as vice chair of the House Transportation Committee and chair of the House Budget Sub-Committee on Transportation.“I am very excited…