SUMMIT Work on the new Boyd County Animal Shelter has been halted due to specific parts of the building not meeting code regulations. As a result, the shelter requires a restart.

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WILLIAMSBURG — This Friday and Saturday over 265 Jeeps are expected to have traveled to Williamsburg from across the United States, and even Canada, to kick off the 26th annual Jeep Jamboree.

Robert Calfee, of Park City, stopped by his favorite retailer, Zack Express, on Sunday to check a stack of lottery tickets he’d accumulated. He said most of the tickets scanned “not a winner” until they came across the one, he’d purchased for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, according to a press release received in email from Jennifer Cunningham, communications specialist with the Kentucky lottery.

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ASHLAND Boyd County is just one of 67 counties in Robert Duncan Jr.’s district, but alarming numbers keep it firmly on his radar.

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CORBIN — Thursday evening, the Corbin Board of Education recognized a new program being implemented in the district that allows local community members to mentor students, similar to a Big Brothers Big Sisters type of program.

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CORBIN — Corbin native Mike Huff has just finished his rookie season in the Bassmaster Elite Series and accomplished a life long goal in the process.

The opioid crisis has caused plenty of questions, but very few answers have been found so far. On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Senator Rand Paul joined local leaders in the war against opioids in a round-table discussion of what possible solutions can be found on all levels.

TRI-COUNTY — Every day many residents in the Tri-County go about their daily routines, jumping in their vehicles rushing to work, dropping children off at school, running errands, going to the grocery store, library, after school practices and so forth, often taking their mode of transportation for granted.

The man accused of fatally shooting a fellow immigrant, then enlisting his cousin and estranged girlfriend to help burn the body has been sentenced to life in prison.

Cincinnati-based Hollaender Manufacturing Company revealed Wednesday the company will set up an operation in a warehouse complex off University Drive in Somerset to manufacture its line of Speed-Rail® mechanical fittings. The railing manufacturer will invest $667,000 and plans to create 16 full-time, high-paying jobs.

Among the writing scrawled on the worn, frayed guitar case is the statement: "When I die, I'll go to heaven because I spent my time in hell VIETNAM-1966-67-68."

WILLIAMSBURG — The second annual River Fog Festival returns to downtown Williamsburg Saturday with a stacked musical lineup, plenty of food and beverages as well as giant games for children to enjoy.

Middle of this week may see the hottest temperatures ever recorded in October. It follows the driest September on record, and maybe the hottest.

With local burn bans still in effect, the Kentucky Division of Forestry is preparing for this year’s Fall Wildfire Hazard Season.

CORBIN -- In an effort to expand its relationship with a revenue cycle management company, Baptist Health Systems has eliminated 37 positions spanning eight hospitals this week, 15 of those positions have impacted employees at Baptist Health Corbin.


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