Recreation Funding

Recreation Funding Several Eastern Kentucky communities will receive funding from the Recreational Trail Program (RTP) to upgrade parks and recreational spaces.Monday Governor Beshear announced that Harlan County, Martin County, Perry County, and the city of Corbin, along with eight other communities across Kentucky, will receive more than $692,000 to improve recreational trails across Kentucky.The…

Confederate Statue Not Budging

Confederate Statue Not Budging A Confederate statue in a Kentucky county will not be moved to property owned by the city of Owensboro, officials said.Officials in Daviess County voted last summer to remove the 120-year-old statue from the county courthouse lawn. A committee recommended in November that the statue be placed either at the…

KY Campgrounds Reopening

KY Campgrounds Reopening Campgrounds, environmental education facilities and welcome stations are reopening at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee.The Energy Lake Campground and Hillman Ferry Campground have already reopened. Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, North and South Welcome Stations and Woodlands Nature Station are open Wednesdays through Sundays. They will…

AppHarvest CEO Visits Jackson Flooding

AppHarvest CEO Visits Jackson Flooding The CEO of AppHarvest came and saw small puddles that are all that’s left of the flood water that devastated communities across the commonwealth, reflecting back the piles of mud-covered furniture and ruined belongings that litter the ground near Riverside Christian School in Jackson.“We lost pretty much all of…

KY COVID-19 Memorial

KY COVID-19 Memorial Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday announced the creation of a fund to develop a permanent monument for the state’s COVID-19 victims.Beshear made the announcements during a memorial service commemorating the 1-year anniversary of Kentucky’s first COVID-19 case. It was held in front of the Capitol, where the lawn was covered…

Beattyville Flood Clean-Up

Beattyville Flood Clean-Up City of Beattyville Mayor Scott Jackson posted on Facebook that Sunday evening, the city and fire crews would begin cleaning Main Street from the recent flooding. Mayor Jackson is asking people who are downtown to be cautious of the crews cleaning.“Thanks to each of you for all you’re doing to begin…

Pikeville Business Hiring

Pikeville Business Hiring Bank 253 in Pikeville has recently posted on its Facebook page that it is seeking employees:“Open interviews for all positions in the front and back of house, Tuesday March 9th until Friday, March 12th between 2pm-4pm, see ya there!”The business had permanently closed last year, but confirmed in a comment on…

Downtown Jackson Street Closures

Downtown Jackson Street Closures In order to help alleviate water issues in downtown Jackson, officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be closing a street in order to run a fire hose through the city.KYTC will be closing KY-2472, also known as College Avenue, through downtown Jackson in order to allow city officials to…

Death Penalty And Mental Illness

Death Penalty And Mental Illness Efforts to ban applying Kentucky’s death penalty to some people with severe mental illnesses have run into resistance, but the bill mustered just enough votes to be sent to the full state Senate.The measure was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 6-4 vote Thursday. That leaves it…

New Unemployment Call Center

New Unemployment Call Center It’s been one year since the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire world around, prompting a slew of issues ranging from hospitals at capacity, people’s loved ones being infected, businesses shutting down and employees being laid off.Governor Andy Beshear announced this week a new Kentucky call center will be opened…