Free Guided Tours

Free Guided Tours Free guided trail tours are being offered at Lilley Cornett Woods Appalachian Ecological Research Station, officials said.Weekend tours at the Letcher County site are being offered in partnership with Eastern Kentucky University according to park officials. Spokesperson Jeremy Wolfe says people can arrive without an appointment and choose which trail they…

Coal Tax Credits

Coal Tax Credits A House panel has advanced a bill that would phase out two costly coal tax credits that a state investigation recently found generate economic losses for Virginia.The incentives, designed to encourage coal production and coal use and aid the struggling economy of Southwest Virginia, are decades old and among the state’s…

Lowest Number Of Cases

Lowest Number Of Cases Governor Andy Beshear reported the lowest number of daily cases in the past four weeks during the recent update.The governor announced 1,268 new cases. This is the lowest number of new cases in one day that we’ve seen in the past four weeks. At least 347,836 Kentuckians have contracted the…

KY Adds Construction Jobs

KY Adds Construction Jobs Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Kentucky added 2,900 construction jobs last year, a 2.9 percent increase that ranked in ninth nationally in construction employment gains.That was counter to most states, according to a new release by the Associated General (State Empl 202012_10month) Contractors of America which shows construction employment in December…

Fradulent Unemployment Claims

Fradulent Unemployment Claims The new federal stimulus bill passed by Congress late last month, which extended unemployment benefits for 11 more weeks, also came with a new verification process that has created even more problems for some unemployed Kentuckians.The new verification system was designed to prevent fraudulent claims, which Governor Andy Beshear’s general counsel…

KY Lock And Dam Project

KY Lock And Dam Project The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dedicate $110 million to the Kentucky Lock and Dam project this year, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said. Congress authorized the improvement project in 1996 and when completed, the larger lock will essentially eliminate delays, which are among the longest in the country,…

Charges Dropped In Threatening Case

Charges Dropped In Threatening Case A Louisville attorney who, police say, threatened Governor Beshear through comments made on social media has had charges dropped against him in court.The Jefferson District Court has dismissed the charge of terroristic threatening against James Gregory Troutman Friday according to court records.Troutman was arrested back in April after Kentucky…

KY Arrest Connected To Capitol Riot

KY Arrest Connected To Capitol Riot The FBI has made another arrest of a Kentucky resident related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.Jordan Revlett, 22, was arrested for entering the Capitol building after posting pictures and a 42-second video on Snapchat, according to court documents.Revlett is from Island, Ky., in McLean…