Johnson County Homes Catch Fire

Johnson County Homes Catch Fire Two homes in Johnson County caught fire Wednesday afternoon.W.R. Castle Fire and Rescue posted on Facebook about the fire.Firefighters responded to two mobile homes on fire at 55 Daniels Road in Nippa.The firefighters were able to save and keep the fire from spreading to two other mobile homes. …

Pinnacle Overlook Is Closed

Pinnacle Overlook Is Closed Recent winter snow and ice storms caused trees and branches to fall across trails at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and now Pinnacle Overlook is closed. “Literally, thousands of trees have come down they have blocked trails leading to the overlook,” said Supervisory Park Ranger, Carol Borneman.A forestry technician says…

In-Person Learning Update

In-Person Learning Update Starting Monday, March 1, districts are encouraged to start offering in-person learning if they haven’t already done so, or bring more students back to the building. As of Tuesday, six districts in the state have not returned to in-person learning.“At the end of the day we didn’t vaccinate our educators for…

KY Early In-Person Voting

KY Early In-Person Voting Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams is applauding legislation that would make early in-person voting a fixture in Kentucky’s elections.The bills have been introduced in the House and Senate. Adams says the proposals would create four days of early in-person voting, including a Saturday, with no excuse required.Adams says the…

No Impeachment Petitions

No Impeachment Petitions Kentucky legislative panel has recommended that no further action be taken on impeachment petitions filed by citizens against the governor and the attorney general.The bipartisan committee’s decisions came after a long meeting behind closed doors Tuesday night.Rep. Jason Nemes says the panel’s reports and recommendations that no further action be taken…

Failed Unemployment System

Failed Unemployment System State lawmakers have advanced a bill they say will address at least some of the unemployment problems people have had over the past year. A major issue is people being told to pay back the money they tried so hard to earn even after they lost their jobs during the pandemic.Kentucky’s…

KY Expanding Vaccine Eligibility

KY Expanding Vaccine Eligibility Kentucky is expanding its vaccination eligibility to anyone over 60 beginning in March.Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday the state’s regional vaccination sites will move to phase 1C on March 1, which expands the pool of eligible recipients to those over 60 and anyone over age 16 who has a high…

Beshear Impeachment Fizzles

Beshear Impeachment Fizzles Weeks following their first decision not to impeach Governor Andy Beshear, the House Impeachment Committee met again Monday and made the decision stick.The House Impeachment Committee is leaving the book open as they decided not to come to a resolution in the matter.The petitions were filed by handfuls of Kentuckians who…

Restoring Power

Restoring Power After a hard-hitting week of winter weather in the Lawrence County area, many homes sit waiting for their electricity to be restored.“This is all new to us,” said Judge-Executive Phillip Carter. “There’s really not much way you can prepare for this.”With around 5,000 reported outages by Monday afternoon, county officials said the…

KY’s Vulnerable

KY’s Vulnerable Domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, child advocacy centers, etc. are all nonprofit organizations that take care of Kentucky’s most vulnerable people. But, that could soon change.“Kentucky has really high rates of people who are sexually assaulted, who are abused, children and adults,” Staff Attorney for Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs…