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Paving Operations to Begin Next Week on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Pulaski County

May 20, 2022

Reduced speed limit, one-lane work zone SOMERSET, Ky. (May 19, 2022) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 Office advises motorists that beginning Monday, May 23, crews will begin performing paving operations on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Pulaski County. Work will be performed both east and west bound between the Fishing…

Rural Airbnb Hosts in Kentucky Earn over $27 million in 2021…Russell County in Top 10

May 19, 2022

By Lisa Cohen lisa@lisacohen.org The best illustration of how travel has transformed during the pandemic can be found in the many thousands of towns across the world that have welcomed their first Airbnb guests. Since March 2020, globally, more than 8,100 cities and towns have received their first-ever Airbnb bookings – including over 1,300 in…

Kentucky State Police Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Marshall County

May 17, 2022

BENTON, Ky. (May 16, 2022) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Monday, May 16, 2022, at approximately 2:10 p.m. CST in Marshall County. KSP Post 1 Troopers and Detectives along with the KSP CIRT have responded to the scene, and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing. A subject was transported to the hospital and has since been pronounced…

With Memorial Day and the summer months approaching, NFPA offers safe grilling tips and recommendations to help reduce fires and injury

May 10, 2022

May 9, 2022 – Often considered the unofficial kick-off to summer, Memorial Day weekend typically includes lots of celebrations and cookouts, often with grilling as a focal point. As the holiday, and summer months, grow closer, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reminds everyone of basic safety tips to grill and celebrate safely. Fire departments…

Library summer reading participants have chance to win $529 college savings account

May 10, 2022

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 10, 2022) — Four Kentucky children will win $529 each to put toward a college savings account this year by participating in a summer reading program at their local public library. The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and KY Saves 529 have launched…

Five Russell County students selected for The Center for Rural Development’s youth programs

May 4, 2022

The Center for Rural Development has selected five Russell County students to participate in its summer leadership programs.   Rogers Scholars   Lincoln Helm, a current sophomore at Russell County High School, will join high school students from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky this summer for the 25th annual Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. He…

VOTER REGISTRATION PICKS UP AHEAD OF PRIMARY ELECTION 10,000+ New Voters Register

April 29, 2022

Frankfort, Ky. (April 29, 2022) – Secretary of State Michael Adams announced March voter registration saw a boost ahead of the May primary election.   “As we transition toward normality, we’re glad to see voter registration beginning to recover,” said Adams. “We are hopeful for a solid voter turnout as Kentuckians enjoy the historic expanded…

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Celebrates Earth Day

April 27, 2022

To celebrate Earth Day, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Inc. hosted an Earth Day event to connect people with nature, to celebrate the natural environment, and to raise awareness of environmental concerns. The 2022 event was held on Saturday, April 16th.  With sunny skies and warm breezes,…

Stick it’ to the Kentucky State Police to Raise Funds for Special Olympics

April 19, 2022

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 18, 2022) – Kentucky State Police (KSP) once again is showing their support of Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) by hosting the ‘Cover the Cruiser’ fundraising event at locations across the commonwealth. During the last week of April, KSP will park cruisers at various public locations and encourages Kentuckians to cover the cruisers with custom…

Kentucky State Police Needs Help Locating Missing Laurel County Women

April 19, 2022

London, Ky. (April 19, 2022,) – Kentucky State Police Post 11 is actively investigating the disappearance of a Laurel County women missing since April 16, 2022. Holly E. Reagan, (39), of London was last seen during the early morning hours of April 16, 2022, in London, Kentucky. Holly is described as a white female 5’1’’…

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