FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - A large spike in new cases of the coronavirus and the state’s youngest victim to die from it were among the topics discussed by Gov. Andy Beshear during his daily press briefing on Wednesday.
Future development is in the wings in Shiloh's Landing, as county tourism commissioners voted last week to sell nearly seven acres of property located behind their office on Faith Assembly Church Road.
London City Council reconvened Monday to discuss moving forward on planning a budget for the 2020 fiscal year in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. The city also approved municipal road aid and addressed a series of ordinances.
Secretary of State Michael Adams and Laurel County Clerk Tony Brown held a virtual meeting with the London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce to discuss the four ways people can vote in the upcoming primary. The primary election will be on June 23, moved back from May 19 in response to the CO…
According to articles in the newspaper, the county schools began classes on Monday, July 29 and were scheduled to close Saturday, January 4, 1919. School was supposed to last 6 months but that would only have been 5 ½ months or 22 weeks. This was before the pandemic began. On October 10 the …
WINCHESTER, Ky. — The Daniel Boone National Forest will be reopening day use recreation sites Wednesday, June 3 using a site-by-site approach, including assessment of facility cleanliness, maintenance status, and health and safety of recreation areas.
President Donald Trump's threat to use military force nationwide if governors fail to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to quash protesters is based on the Insurrection Act of 1807.
FRANKFORT -- According to a press release from the Governor's office Monday evening, Kentucky has seen 345 new cases of COVID-19 over the past two days.
LONDON - Rep. Robert Goforth was arraigned Monday in Laurel County District Court where he pleaded not guilty on charges of first-degree strangulation, fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening.
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the importance of health-care providers, networks and collaborations in our local communities. In particular, the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC) are providing essential services to help keep our local populations healthy.
Some Kentucky school superintendents say they wouldn't be able to re-open schools under suggested state guidelines that require social distancing on school buses, rely on children to wear masks and will disrupt the normal class structure of upper grades.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Kentucky State Police will be investigating the shooting early Monday morning in Louisville by police and Kentucky National Guard troops, which left one man dead.
Taylor Allen, a local teen and daughter of Lindsay and Dusty Allen, won several awards from the International Model and Talent Association (IMTA) competition in Los Angeles, California earlier this year. It is one of two competitions the agency puts on every year, with the other taking place…
As summer approaches, it is important not only to take precautions against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, but also to recommit to taking care of already sun-damaged skin. Make sure you know the signs of skin cancer.
London Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating missing 15-year-old Madison Paige Engle. She was last seen in the area of Betty Jane Apartments on South US 25 in London, wearing black sweat pants, a white t-shirt and white Nike shoes. Anyone with information is ask…
As London's Vendors Mall opened its doors for the first time since March, shopping carts across the aisles were being stuffed with merchandise. These weren't customers buying up items they've been waiting months for, however — these were vendors, taking their inventory and moving out.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) -- The number of new cases of the coronavirus continues to be on the decline in Kentucky, however the number of deaths rose on Thursday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) -- A federal lawsuit has been filed, seeking to keep expanded absentee voting in place for the November General Election and to throw out the photo ID requirement to vote, which was enacted by the 2020 General Assembly.
FRANKFORT -- Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman encouraged Knox County residents to apply for the Team Kentucky Fund during the governor's 5 p.m. press conference.
Two Laurel County residents have already endured many epidemics and hardships, but even they are surprised at the extent that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the world.
London-Corbin Airport is seeing a runway renovation. The current landing strip, which served the airport since 1978, is receiving rehabilitation and repavement.
The East Bernstadt Board of Education reconvened via video conference Thursday, May 14 for a regular monthly meeting. Superintendent Vicki Jones thanked the school staff for the success of the recent non-traditional instruction (NTI) days, which saw students working from home to avoid COVID-19.
The 2020 Kentucky Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, June 23. Laurel County will have two polling locations: the North and South Laurel High School gymnasiums. To further prevent COVID-19 spread, the state will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for poll workers.
Keeping the most vulnerable residents — and those who care for them — safe is vital to the containment of the COVID-19 virus. That dedication was demonstrated by a donation of N95 masks to Laurel Senior Living, which were secured by Kentucky Sen. Albert Robinson and Kentucky Senate Leader Ro…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Consensus Forecasting Group has painted a bleak outlook for state revenue during the remainder of the 2020 Fiscal Year that ends June 30, but not quite as bad as predicted earlier this spring.
FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear addressed the Three Percenters’ protest on Capitol grounds during his press conference Tuesday.
A few of these people died outside the county but were residents or had been at one time. I am sure this list is incomplete. The sources were death certificates and newspaper accounts. Potter Whitaker’s great niece Phyllis Bullock provided his name. If you have relatives who died from the Sp…
Saint Joseph London has announced that it is now offering digital tomosynthesis, or three-dimensional (3D) mammography, services to patients. This new addition will enable the hospital to continue working towards its mission of catching cancer early and preventing it with the strongest, most…
FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the nove…
SOMERSET, Ky. – Eligible students attending Somerset Community College (SCC) received information in an email recently about how to request emergency funds for education-related expenses created by COVID-19.
In an effort to help people gain their high school equivalency diplomas and change their lives for the better, GED Testing Service has partnered with Kentucky Educational Television to offer free access to KET’s FastForward preparation course through June 30.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear issued a scam alert recently warning Kentuckians of utility-related scams popping up in the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
BARBOURVILLE — Union College plans to resume classes on campus in the fall, according to a letter sent to campus community members Thursday afternoon by President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D.
TRI-COUNTY - As restrictions and regulations begin to ease on social distancing measures, local churches are preparing for the eventual reopening of their doors to in-person services.
This Week's Circulars
John Henry Robinson, 76, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Saturday, May 30, 2020. He was the father of Rhonda Robinson. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial at Dunn Cemetery. Visitation 1:30 p.m. until the funeral hour Thursday.
Jack Miller, 68, of London, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at The Heritage in Corbin. He is survived by his siblings, Kathy Miller and Patricia Eubank. There were no services.
Donna M. Hernon, age 62, of London, Kentucky passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in London, Kentucky. She leaves behind her sister, Deborah M. Hernon of Cape May, NJ; her best friend, Jan Simmons of London, KY, plus a host of other friends and family to mourn her passing.…
- Booth-owners pull merchandise out from Vendors Mall
- Plans are in the works to open schools in fall, despite some superintendents' concerns that guidelines make it impossible
- Local teen wins several awards in L.A. modeling competition
- South Laurel High School: Senior scholarships and graduation honors
- Goforth pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 9
- Kentucky students eligible for new emergency food benefits
- Gordmans going out of business
- County tourism officials look at events, selling property
- The Hammons raise two families without making differences
- Secretary of State and Laurel County Clerk urging voters to vote absentee