Click It Or Ticket Campaign

Click It Or Ticket Campaign Agressive driving, speeding and texting are some of the traffic problems Kentucky’s Office of Highway Safety mentioned in kicking off the annual Click It or Ticket Campaign Monday, ahead of Memorial Day weekend travel.“It’s really not about writing tickets. It’s about saving lives,” said Jason Siwula, the Assistant State…

Pike County Federal Funding

Pike County Federal Funding During a visit to Pike County today, Gov. Andy Beshear recommended two ongoing projects for federal funding and announced state funding for another.The ongoing projects, designed to bolster water infrastructure and protect the area from future flood damage, if approved, would be funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The Mountain…

Camp Nelson Flags

Camp Nelson Flags Memorial Day is almost here and Camp Nelson is returning to a long held tradition. This year volunteers will place thousands of flags in front of veteran graves.Due to COVID-19 the flags were not put down last year disrupting a long held tradition.Ground crews spent all day Saturday weeding and mowing.…

Installing Smoke Alarms

Installing Smoke Alarms The Lexington Fire Department is restarting its smoke detector initiative that previously had been put on hold during the pandemic.Experts say that new homes can have an increased fire danger. One fire expert says the best places to avoid are in kitchens, bathrooms (because the moisture can mess with the sensor)…

Mapping Aquifers

Mapping Aquifers People along rivers in seven states including Kentucky may see a low-flying helicopter towing a long cylinder, starting late this month and going into July.The 30-foot-long tube holds an electromagnetic instrument that the U.S. Geological Survey uses to make maps of aquifers.Officials say the helicopter will generally fly along rivers in Missouri,…

Ben Stidham Funeral

Ben Stidham Funeral The Perry County Sheriff’s Office will close this morning at 11 a.m. for the funeral of Ben Stidham.On Sunday, Perry County Sheriff Joe Engle made the announcement on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.Engle said the office will reopen Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.“Sorry for the inconvenience, Ben was just as much…

KY COVID-19 Cases Decline

KY COVID-19 Cases Decline Kentucky reported 575 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 12 virus-related deaths Thursday, continuing a trend that Gov. Andy Beshear called “very good news” at a press briefing earlier this week.As cases continue to decline and more Kentuckians become vaccinated, the state has moved to roll back some social distancing guidelines…

New Industrial Park

New Industrial Park It’s really happening for the London-Laurel County Economic Development Authority acquiring land for a new industrial park in the area.Officials closed on the 177-acre property on West Highway 192 on Wednesday as they continue to see an increase in businesses coming to the area. Source: MG News Return…

Assembly Plant Furlough

Assembly Plant Furlough A global smicnductor shortage is forcing the shutdown as Ford Motor Co. shutters its Louisville Assembly Plant once again, thousands of employees are facing unemployment concerns, according to local union representatives.A company spokesperson confirmed the plant will shut down the week of May 31 through the week of June 28. UAW…

DUI Case Reconsideration

DUI Case Reconsideration Kentucky’s attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its recent ruling in a DUI case.Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office says the ruling will “stand as a barrier” to prosecuting many DUI cases and thereby make the roads less safe.The petition came on the same day the ruling came…