Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer Prevention Month February is National Cancer Prevention Month, which is a time dedicated to bringing awareness to the importance of preventative measures.The American Association for Cancer Research says 40% of all diagnosed cancers and nearly half of the deaths from cancer in the U.S. are caused by things that could have been prevented.Dr.…

COVID Testing Scam

COVID Testing Scam The Federal Trade Commission says the short supply of COVID at home testing kits has opened the door for potential scams, with fraudsters targeting your money and your peace of mind.“They don’t have the product they’re advertising. Very often, it’s just to scam, to separate you from your money and your…

Burn Ban

Burn Ban The Johnson County Judge Executive Mark McKenzie issued an executive order banning all outdoor burning effective immediately.McKenzie said the decision was due to current and predicted weather conditions.The ban is in effect until Friday, February 18.McKenize says he is cautioning everyone to compley with the order to preserve johnson County’s timber resources.…

Tax Rate Reductions

Tax Rate Reductions On Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear announced ways to help families and businesses as inflation continues to spike.Gov. Beshear and State Representative Angie Hatton spoke at a Wednesday news conference to lay out plans to offer financial relief.During the news conference, Gov. Beshear signed an executive order for 1% savings in vehicle…

Estill County Bridge

Estill County Bridge Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have announced that a bridge in Estill County that closed for repairs late last year has temporarily re-opened to traffic.A bridge carrying KY-52 and KY-89 over the Kentucky River and a rail line in Estill County was closed November 29 as part of maintenance work…

Spring Wildfire Season

Spring Wildfire Season Officials said the spring wildfire season has begun in Kentucky, which means burning restrictions are in effect across the state.A statement from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said burning is prohibited between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland through April…

Nursing Shortage

Nursing Shortage Republican lawmakers are making an effort to address Kentucky’s nurse shortage.They filed legislation recently to tackle some issues in nursing schools in order to better retain nurses.The legislation is Senate Bill 10 and Senate President Robert Stivers said it is one of their priority bills for this session. It comes after an…

Bobby Bowling

Bobby Bowling The Owsley County Community is mourning the loss of their district athletic director, Bobby Bowling, who died from cancer Monday.Bowling grew up playing basketball at Owsley County high school and returned years later to coach basketball and eventually become the A.D.“His contribution to our athletic programs, he brought the passion he brought…

Defunct City

Defunct City Kentucky League of Cities Director of Public Affairs, Bryanna Carroll, told the Lexington Herald Leader that a functionally defunct city can only be dissolved when a resident sues the city – an approach that is costly and impractical for many small city residents.If passed, Senate Bill 106 would, one time only, provide…

College Athletes Compensation

College Athletes Compensation The Kentucky Senate passed a measure Thursday to regulate name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes, a day after the strategy won an endorsement from University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari.Senators voted unanmiously to send the legislation to the House.Lawmakers in statehouses across the country are wrangling with…