Whitley County Employment

Whitley County Employment Employment news for Whitley County, Gov. Andy Beshear says leaders with Firestone Industrial Products Co. LLC plan to create 250 full-time jobs in Williamsburg with a $50 million expansion of the company’s automotive air springs manufacturing plant.The 68,000-square-foot expansion of the 375,000-square-foot facility comes from a growing customer demand and new…

Whitley County Employment News

Whitley County Employment News Employment news for Whitley County, Gov. Andy Beshear says leaders with Firestone Industrial Products Co. LLC plan to create 250 full-time jobs in Williamsburg with a $50 million expansion of the company’s automotive air springs manufacturing plant.The 68,000-square-foot expansion of the 375,000-square-foot facility comes from a growing customer demand and…

University Of KY Lifts Restrictions

University Of KY Lifts Restrictions With plans still being made for the fall semester, so far the University of Kentucky doesn’t plan to require students to get a COVID-19 vaccine and mass rttesting and vaccination sites won;t be available at UofK.Spokesperson Jay Blanton says that’s largely because they’re pleased with the progress they’ve had…

Covington, KY Man Arrested

Covington, KY Man Arrested Nicholas Brockhoff from Covington, Kentucky, was arrested Thursday in connection with the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol, according to the FBI Louisville bureau.Brockhoff was seen and later identified during a review of surveillance video from Jan. 6, a court complaint reads.The Covington man discharged a fire extinguisher from…

University Of KY Eases Restrictions

University Of KY Eases Restrictions With plans still being made for the fall semester, so far the University of Kentucky doesn’t plan to require students to get a COVID-19 vaccine and mass rttesting and vaccination sites won;t be available at UofK.Spokesperson Jay Blanton says that’s largely because they’re pleased with the progress they’ve had…

Concert Series Returns

Concert Series Returns After sufferiring millions of dollsrs in losses last year because of the pandemic, the Kentucky State Fair Board made the announcement Wednesday that the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series would return for 2021.The headliners for the 11-day concert series include some Country Music Hall of Famers and seven Kentucky artists. Among the…

KY Prison Visitation

KY Prison Visitation Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky will reopen its prisons to visitors starting next month as the COVID-19 vaccination rate has risen among inmates.Visitations will resume the week of June 20th at Department of Corrections and Juvenile Justice facilities. Gov. Beshear said Tuesday that more than 75% of adult inmates in state…

KY Food Insecurity

KY Food Insecurity Hoping to return with better news, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles made a stop in Perry County on Wednesday.During his visit, he said food insecurity in Eastern Kentucky is higher than at the national level. Local leaders and organizations met to discuss how the state can help fight food insecurity…

Remember Our Fallen Ride

Remember Our Fallen Ride And the Harleys and other motorcycles came through like in previous years, the Run For The Wall cross-country motorcycle ride from California to Washington D.C. that’s always taken place to honor fallen veterans on Memorial Day.With the pandemic canceling this year’s event, a small group of veterans and supporters continued…

Bolling’s North Fork Veranda

Bolling’s North Fork Veranda A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in honor of a new outdoor facility opening in Whitesburg.“It’s one of a kind,” said Mary Bolling, owner of the Bolling’s North Fork Veranda.The Letcher County Tourism Commission invited members of the community to join them in welcoming the Bolling’s North Fork Veranda to…