Naming the New Elephant

Naming the New Elephant The Louisville Zoo welcomed an African elephant calf at the Kentucky facility six weeks ago, but he still needs a name.The zoo is holding a contest and is seeking name suggestions for the male elephant through Sept. 29. Elephant zoo keepers will choose the finalists, and voting will be held…

National Park Service Names New Superintendent

National Park Service Names New Superintendent The National Park Service has named a new superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in central Kentucky.The News-Enterprise reports Catherine Bragaw will start in the position on Nov. 10.National Park Service Southeast Regional Director Robert A. Vogel said in a statement that Bragaw’s passion for political…

Local Burning Ban Issued Includes Jackson County

Local Burning Ban Issued Includes Jackson County The recent dry spell is causing concerns for local county officials. Some parts of the state are in a moderate drought, and some counties are already dealing with forest fires.Floyd, Johnson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Lincoln, Magoffin, Pike and Whitley Counties issued burn bans on Monday. Jackson County…

Early Flu Cases In Laurel County

Early Flu Cases In Laurel County Laurel County Health Department officials say flu activity has been seen in other parts of the country early this year.Officials say there have already been reported cases and deaths. Those reported numbers only include lab-confirmed cases.Those cases came early this year, as the official flu season does not…

Enerblu Lawsuit Goes Forward

Enerblu Lawsuit Goes Forward A lawsuit filed against Enerblu executives asks that the failed battery manufacturing plant pay $30 million in compensatory and punitive damages, the Lexington-Herald Leader reports.The lawsuit was filed by Dapco LTO Investment, LLC., an investor group from Florida, and calls Enerblu “a bogus Eastern Kentucky battery plant that was never…

Left Out Of Voting

Left Out Of Voting More than 150,000 registered Kentucky voters were improperly placed on an “inactive list” that could jeopardize their right to vote in November, the state Democratic Party said Monday.In a letter to the State Board of Elections, Democratic chairman Ben Self demanded that the board immediately reactivate those registrations. The claims…

Surprise Visitor Speaks At Commissioner Meeting

Surprise Visitor Speaks At Commissioner Meeting Monday night the City of Hazard held their weekly commissioner meeting. A proposal for curbside recyclable pickup and green kayaking was presented from someone unexpected.A sixth-grader from Hazard Middle School, Carley Watts.”Mayors and commissioners, I want to thank each and every one of you for giving me this…

Fatal Wreck In Pulaski County

Fatal Wreck In Pulaski County One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Pulaski County Monday morning.The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office identified 55-year-old Terry Lea Raines as the man killed in the crash.Deputies with the sheriff’s office said just after 7 a.m. they found a gold 2011 Cadillac STS on its top in…

Program Offering Discounted Tuition Seeing Few Takers

Program Offering Discounted Tuition Seeing Few Takers A college in southwest Virginia is seeing limited interest in an inaugural program that offers discounted tuition to students from Appalachia.The Roanoke Times reports that the University of Virginia’s College at Wise enrolled 23 students through the program that was created to boost enrollment. Officials previously have…