Ex-Miss America Among 19 on Tuesday Primary Ballot

Ex-Miss America Among 19 on Tuesday Primary Ballot A former Miss America is among 19 candidates running in down-ballot races in Kentucky that include secretary of state, agriculture commissioner, treasurer and auditor. Heather French Henry, who was crowned Miss America in 2000, has said her experience running the state Department of Veterans Affairs, with…

KY Auto Businesses Feeling The Effects Of The Tariffs

KY Auto Businesses Feeling The Effects Of The Tariffs Businesses in Kentucky are already feeling the impact of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.The automotive industry is crucial in the Bluegrass with Toyota’s Georgetown plant employing so many, but as the trade war continues the impact is trickling down to car dealerships as…

Hepatitis C Cases Growing In KY

Hepatitis C Cases Growing In KY As the number of hepatitis A cases across the state appears to be leveling off, a new problem has presented itself, hepatitis C.New hepatitis C cases from intravenous drug use are now roughly tripling those of new HIV cases from the same source. State and county health department…

Getting Ready To Vote

Getting Ready To Vote Kentucky’s chief election official is projecting about 12.5% of the state’s registered voters will turn out for next week’s primary election.Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday it appears turnout next Tuesday will be consistent with past primary elections, based partly on current absentee voting patterns.Grimes says it’s “not…

Popular Eastern KY Restaurant Closing

Popular Eastern KY Restaurant Closing Charlotte’s Hoagie Shop is a staple of the Cumberland community in Harlan County. It’s an Eastern Kentucky icon, and, some would argue, an icon across the Commonwealth.For 26 years, its owner, Charlotte Rhodes, who does just about everything from cooking to cleaning, served good, home-cooked meals to the people…

KY Career Fair

KY Career Fair Kentucky Career Center hosted a job fair for Hurley Electrical Contracting on Thursday.Workers say they are looking to fill 20 jobs with skilled, hard-working, local people.Cable linemen and groundmen are of the positions needing to be filled.Those handing out applications say travel is required but workers can still live at home…

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Progress

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Progress Ahead of next week’s primary election, Democrats running for Kentucky governor promised during a debate Wednesday to push for increased state funding for higher education.During the hourlong televised debate – their second one this week – candidates called for expanding election laws to allow Kentuckians more time to vote.…

Pike County’s Homeless Students Get Some Help

Pike County’s Homeless Students Get Some Help Mike Johnson, the owner of Johnson’s Home and Garden in Coal Run Village, has been raising money for Pike County’s homeless students for years.Since May 10, he raised nearly $1,500 to benefit more than 150 homeless teens in Pike County who will be walking across the graduation…