June Buchanan Medical Clinic in Hindman

Hindman medical clinic reopens after flooding closed it for four months

BY: - December 5, 2022

Damage from severe flooding forced UK HealthCare’s June Buchanan Medical Clinic in Hindman to close for four months. On Monday, the clinic reopened.  The University of Kentucky said in a news release that UK HealthCare oversees several clinics in areas overwhelmed by last summer’s flooding. The Hindman clinic, which is at 59 Cowtown Road, “took […]

Lack of bidders increasing costs to plug abandoned oil and gas wells in Kentucky

BY: - December 5, 2022

Contractors  have started plugging some of the thousands of oil and gas wells abandoned by the fossil fuel industry across Kentucky, using new federal funding. But a lack of companies able or willing to bid on the work is increasing costs, a Kentucky official said recently.  Kentucky received an initial $25 million grant through the […]

Report: Biden says South Carolina should be first primary state, Michigan first in Midwest

BY: - December 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is recommending to the Democratic National Committee that South Carolina become the first primary state in the presidential nominating process in 2024, and that New Hampshire and Nevada follow a week later — leaving Iowa out of the early lineup, the Washington Post reported on Thursday night. Georgia and Michigan […]

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U.S. House GOP to keep earmarks for local projects — with some ‘tweaks’

BY: - November 30, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans voted Wednesday to keep earmarks in place when they take over the chamber in January, a move that solidifies GOP support for the controversial spending practice that was brought back under new guardrails and transparency mechanisms less than two years ago.  Earmarking has become especially important to members of both […]

Kim Schatzel

Kim Schatzel leaving Towson to become University of Louisville president

BY: - November 30, 2022

Kim Schatzel, president of Towson University in Towson, Md., will become the University of Louisville’s 19th president. Schatzel, 66, will begin Feb. 1, a U of L news release said.  She succeeds interim President Lori Stewart Gonzalez, who had served in the role since December 2021. Gonzalez will return to her previous role as executive […]

Kentucky is sacrificing its workforce to lack of affordable child care, lawmakers say

BY: - November 30, 2022

What happens when a promotion and small pay-raise effectively impose an $18,000 penalty on a working parent? It’s not only a hardship on the affected family but also makes it hard for employers — not to mention the state of Kentucky — to build a workforce, according to findings by Kentucky lawmakers who have been […]

Zebra mussels can be spread when improperly cleaned boats move between water bodies. The invasive species can reproduce quickly and competes with native fish and mussels. Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife

Invasive zebra mussels discovered in popular Northern Kentucky lake

BY: - November 30, 2022

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is urging vigilance by anglers and boaters after the discovery of invasive zebra mussels in Williamstown Lake in Grant County. The lake is near the Licking River, home to some of Kentucky’s rarest native mussels. Native mussels help clean water sources but are threatened by competition from the non-native species. Zebra […]