KY Preservation Awards Nominations Sought

KY Preservation Awards Nominations Sought The Kentucky Heritage Council says nominations are being taken for the state’s annual preservation awards.The awards are named for Kentucky’s first state historic preservation officer, Ida Lee Willis, and are given for the protection, preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings and cultural resources.The council said in a news release…

Improving The Lives of Foster Kids

Improving The Lives of Foster Kids The Administrative Office of the Courts says a community forum is being held to discuss improving outcomes for children and families involved in the Kentucky foster care system.A statement from the agency says Citizen Foster Care Review Boards are hosting the forum Thursday at the Pulaski County Board…

New KY Low-Income Program Gets National Attention

New KY Low-Income Program Gets National Attention During an event on Saturday, several Kentucky leaders made an announcement about a new program that studies low-income families and employment.According to a release, the event was held at Lake Hills Oasis in Somerset. Governor Matt Bevin, US Congressman Hal Rogers, and many others attended.The program is…

Annual Trail Season Is Underway

Annual Trail Season Is Underway Hundreds of bird dogs and their hunters kicked off the annual trail season with the Champion of Champions Dog Trail Sunday.The event was held at the Cedar Creek Sportsman Club in Stanford.Over 200 dogs and their handles from 13 states competed in the trial to be the best.Competitors say…

New Homeless Shelter In Floyd County

New Homeless Shelter In Floyd County A new homeless shelter is opening in Floyd County.It’s called East Kentucky House of Hope.Board of Directors President Gail Spradlin says this is years in the making.”It’s surreal. After three years and blood, sweat and tears,” recalled Spradlin.”I’m super excited and you know our community has needed this…

KY Trying For The Elite 8

KY Trying For The Elite 8 Kentucky knows who they will play Friday Night at 9:59 on TBS.The Houston Cougars who are the 3 seed, defeated the 11 seed of Ohio State.The Cougars have won a program record of 33 games this season.Kentucky and Houston will play Friday in Kansas City for a ticket…

Flood Update In Magoffin Co

Flood Update In Magoffin Co The Magoffin County Fiscal Court met in regular session, discussing flood recovery updates and the possibility of leasing county vehicles to save money. During departmental reports, Magoffin County Judge-Executive Matt Wireman noted that all departments are working hard to get caught up from the February flooding. Emergency management is…

Young Vision To Solve A Real Problem On Display

Young Vision To Solve A Real Problem On Display Western Middle School for the Arts students came to Hazard Friday afternoon, bringing with them an Aquaponics project. The project, which focuses on creating a tabletop ecosystem that sustains itself, involves a fish tank and a small garden. It’s a bit of science…the fish in…

Update From Lake Cumberland

Update From Lake Cumberland Lake Cumberland flooding leaves behind a lot of work at the marinas and docks there. Army Corps officials say the lake is just over 730 feet in elevation…with all ten spillway gates open and releasing water still open. Most of the work entails clearing debris and making repairs to the…

Improving Job Numbers In KY

Improving Job Numbers In KY Kentucky’s unemployment rate fell slightly in February. The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.1 percent. The preliminary statewide figure was down from the 4.2 percent rate reported for January. The statewide unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in February 2018. State officials say…