Barbourville Drive-In Theater

Barbourville Drive-In Theater The City of Barbourville prepares to soon start the construction of a new project that has been in the works for months.A new drive-in venue will soon replace a current empty lot.City officials started planning for the theater last year.The mayor says with the latest resolution, the theater’s name is “Knox…

Pandemic Affects Travel Industry

Pandemic Affects Travel Industry As the global pandemic grounded many travelers, here’s a stark reminder of the impact on the travel industry.The number of passengers traveling through Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport was down 59.1 percent in 2020, according to new statistics.A total of 599,098 passengers either departed or arrived at the airport in 2020.…

State Offices Closed Today

State Offices Closed Today Thursday morning, Governor Beshear announced that all state offices will be closed Thursday, February 11.This decision was made in an effort to limit traffic on the icy roads and help keep Kentuckians safe.“Fewer Kentuckians traveling is what we need to protect lives, reduce accidents and clear roads for our emergency…

KY Unemployment Claims Unread

KY Unemployment Claims Unread More than 400,000 emails archived by the KY unemployment office were unread as of last Nov. 9, state Auditor Mike Harmon said in releasing the report. Those emails from claimants included problems needing to be resolved as well as general questions from unemployed Kentuckians, he said.“It breaks my heart to…

Beware Of Space Heaters

Beware Of Space Heaters As cold temperatures move into the area, there is concern over how some may choose to warm their homes.Officials with the Jefferson County Fire Department said their biggest concerns are space heaters and carbon monoxide poisoning.“As the temperatures drop, if you’re going to use a space heater to stay warm,…

Stimulus Payment Scammers

Stimulus Payment Scammers You may soon get another stimulus payment, but the scammers are already one step ahead trying to find ways to take your money.For some folks, the next stimulus payment is a sense of relief. Scammers know this- that’s why they’re using it as a front to get into your bank account.There…

Scholarship Money For Felons

Scholarship Money For Felons The Kentucky House Education Committee advanced a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would allow felons to use scholarship money to pursue higher education.Rep. Killian Timoney (R), who introduced House Bill 25, called the proposal a “compassion” bill. He said its goal is to eliminate barriers that prevent felons from being able…

KY COVID-19 Cases Dropping

KY COVID-19 Cases Dropping Kentucky reported its lowest daily number of new COVID-19 cases since the day after Christmas, continuing a downward trend still marred by high death counts, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.The governor reported 1,003 new coronavirus cases in Kentucky and 40 more virus-related deaths. The statewide rate of people testing positive…

Corbin Hospital Workers Receive A Bonus

Corbin Hospital Workers Receive A Bonus This week, hospital employees who have been on those front lines will receive a little extra something. The Whitley Co. Physicians of the Kentucky Medical Association recently presented a $12,000 check to the Baptist Health Corbin Foundation.The money is a little added bonus to those who often times…