School Year Redo

School Year Redo Senate Bill 128 would give families of students in kindergarten through 12th grade at public and nonpublic schools in Kentucky the option to redo the school year, regardless of academic status.The bill is headed to the governor’s desk for his signature or veto after being approved Wednesday by the House. …

Smoker Screenings

Smoker Screenings More smokers are now eligible for yearly screenings to detect lung cancer.That’s according to the updated recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force. The panel recommends high-risk patients start screening at age 50, rather than 55.Also, the number of pack-years has been lowered from 30 to 20. A pack-year is smoking…

Expanding ATV Trails

Expanding ATV Trails The Pike County Trails Authority is continuing its efforts to get the area’s ATV trails on the map.Work began in 2017 when the county reinstituted its trails authority after the Kentucky Mountain Regional Recreation Authority was established. The county has since worked with property owners and potential businesses to expand and…

Church Vandalism

Church Vandalism The Powell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vandalism at a church.The sheriff’s office posted on Facebook that the South Fork Church of God was vandalized.They said in the post, “this was very devastating to walk into this church and look around at all the damage.”Anyone with information is asked to contact…

Beware Of Scam Artists

Beware Of Scam Artists Scam artists are using Kentucky law enforcement phone numbers to solicit payouts from unsuspecting residents.A Campbellsville woman said she was on the receiving end of a scam call March 15th that she first thought was a call from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department.“By the time I realized what was actually…

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines The COVID-19 vaccine distribution is well on its way in the United States, but many people may be wondering if there is any new information on the vaccine for children.Moderna announced Tuesday children 6 months to 11 years old have received the first doses in its latest trial.In Kentucky, a Pfizer…

Imagination Library In KY

Imagination Library In KY Many parents put their young children to bed with a book. The goal of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is to make that possible for every single child by sending free books to homes with kids age 5 years old and under.Sen. Morgan McGarvey (D-Louisville) is sponsoring the legislation.“Every parent knows…

Breathitt County Receives Supplies

Breathitt County Receives Supplies Supplies are continuing to pour into mountains, two weeks after historic flooding across the region. Many of the donations are being dropped off in Breathitt County, one of the hardest-hit areas during the flooding.In the last two weeks, Christian Appalachian Project’s (CAP) Operation Sharing has distributed about 20 semi truckloads…

COVID-19 Flag Memorial

COVID-19 Flag Memorial Outside the Kentucky Capitol, 5,005 American flags blow in the wind. Each one signifies a Kentuckian whose life was cut short from COVID-19.“This monument will stand in honor of all the Kentuckians we lost and commemorate the sacrifices that every Kentuckian made during this dark and difficult period,” Gov. Beshear said.…

KY Waives Some Overpayment

KY Waives Some Overpayment Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has signed legislation allowing the state to waive the overpayment of some pandemic-related unemployment claims.The bill applies to some people who left their jobs early in the pandemic due to concerns about exposure to COVID-19.The state signaled they’d be eligible for jobless assistance. Recipients later were…