Biofuel Mining

Biofuel Mining An emerging technology is making its mark in Eastern Kentucky. A recent business partnership in Martin County is drawing attention. State Senator Brandon Smith and other business leaders Martin County teamed up to create a company called Biofuel Mining.“We are ready and positioned for Kentucky to be the next state with emerging…

Holiday Toy Trains

Holiday Toy Trains All aboard! The Holiday Toy Trains are back at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park.John Lange, a BCM Volunteer, of 16 years says the trains weren’t on display last year because of the pandemic, so it’s nice to get them out for everyone to enjoy this year.Lange said it took volunteers…

Rogers Re-Election

Rogers Re-Election Saying he will fight for personal freedom at every turn, Congressman Hal Rogers announced he filed for re-election on Tuesday.He made the announcement in a video posted on Facebook.Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981.“As I always have, I intend to stand up for the people of Southern and Eastern…

Recovery To Work Projects

Recovery To Work Projects Governor Andy Beshear partnered with Appalachian Regional Commission on Tuesday to announce more than $1.5 million for recovery-to-work projects.The money was awarded through INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE).Beshear spoke during the announcement, saying the focus over the last couple of years has been on the pandemic, but Kentuckians…

Kentucky Health Report

Kentucky Health Report Some unfortunate news, in a recent report, Kentucky ranked fifth nationally for overall obesity rates. It was number one, though, in high school obesity rates.Some professionals say the Commonwealth has always struggled with obesity rates. Their reasoning was that obesity tends to be more prevalent in poverty-stricken areas.In Kentucky, rural areas…

Pharmacy Students

Pharmacy Students Steps are being taken in higher education to strengthen students’ chances of entering the pharmacy field, including at Indiana University Southeast and Sullivan University, where a new partnership was forged Tuesday. The two created a program that will allow incoming freshman to graduate with a doctorate degree in pharmacy in less than…

Holiday Law Enforcement

Holiday Law Enforcement AAA expects holiday travel to be much busier than last year. This puts a greater threat on the roads of distracted drivers, and drinking and driving.Law enforcement officers across Kentucky are planning to be out in force to make sure everyone safely gets to those long-awaited family holiday celebrations.A sobering statistic-…

Coal Mine Case

Coal Mine Case While their attorneys say none of them were personally involved, federal prosecutors in Kentucky have ended their case against four former coal company executives.A former safety director testified Monday about how he attempted to cheat underground safety rules.The former Armstrong Coal officials are accused of ordering workers to skirt dust sampling…

Estill County Road Closure

Estill County Road Closure While it will be open in the winter, officials say a bridge over the Kentucky River in Estill County is expected to close after Thanksgiving for repair work.A statement from the Kentucky Transportation Department said that drivers who use the Highway 52 Kentucky River bridge in Irvine should make plans…

Opioid Policy Fellow

Opioid Policy Fellow State Representative Derek Lewis was recently chosen to serve as an Opioid Policy Fellow for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).He will be one of 20 state lawmakers working to combat opioid addiction and overdoses across the United States.My goal is to give the Bluegrass the tools to fight back,…