Pipeline Explosion Report

Pipeline Explosion Report A federal report said a natural gas pipeline explosion in Eastern Kentucky in 2020 was caused by defects in the welding. The compant that owns the line is from Canada.It happened near a state highway in Fleming County.No one was hurt, but the blast burned 5 acres of land.Investigators with the…

Cleaning The Roads

Cleaning The Roads With the tough weather expect treacherous driving nconditions. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews report they have worked all through the night treating and in some cases plowing roads.According to Wes Watt with the KYTC District 3, nearly all routes have been salted with some of them being salted multiple times and crews…

Eastern KY Power Outages

Eastern KY Power Outages Sleet and freezing rain is still in the Commonwealth and now many are in the dark, without power. Based on information from the website PowerOutage.us, more than 11,000 people statewide are without power as of this morning. The hardest-hit counties appear to be in the western part of the state.In…

Cleaning Oil And Gas Wells

Cleaning Oil And Gas Wells Kentucky will receive almost $104 million in federal funding to help clean up abandoned oil and gas wells around the state, officials said.The funding will come from the Department of the Interior through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, state and federal officials said.Cleanup activities will help improve air and water…

Diaper Drive

Diaper Drive A Lexington organization that helps families and children in need, known as the Nest, is hosting its second annual diaper drive to supply its clients.The goal is to have 30,000 diapers donated this month, but the Nest has already received a truck load of diapers and pull-ups from Father Jim Sichko.When the…

Pikeville Boy To West Point

Pikeville Boy To West Point At a young age, Drew Hurley of Pikeville decided he wanted to serve his country.“I’ve wanted this since I was in elementary school,” he said. “I’ve always been interested in the Army and the military. But when I was in fourth grade, I decided that I needed a college…

Whitley County Case

Whitley County Case A suspect who was indicted by a Whitley County Grand Jury in December was taken into custody Thursday morning.A post on the Williamsburg Police Department’s Facebook page said James A. Anderson was arrested by police in the Hemlock community close to 9:45 a.m. Thursday.Anderson’s indictment was in relation to illegal handgun…

Utility Assistance

Utility Assistance Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky will receive federal funding to help low-income residents pay their heating and cooling bills.The governor is announcing more than $1.5 million coming to the state is from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.He said it is the first installment of a five-year investment in the energy assistance…

Magoffin County Scam

Magoffin County Scam The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that its phone number is being used by telemarketers and scammers.If the caller ID lists the sheriff’s office and someone on the other end tries to sell you something, says you have a warrant or have a won a price, deputies said that is…

Combatting Human Trafficking

Combatting Human Trafficking A $600,000 federal grant is being used by a specialized unit within the Attorney General’s office to build a network of safe housing options against human trafficking in the Southeastern part of the state. The funds will also help create a centralized database of resources for law enforcement to rely on…