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Falling numbers, mask mandate extended and new vaccine approval

Kentucky’s COVID-19 positivity rate continued to fall on Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that he is extending the ... Read more | Add your comment

Missing Tazewell man found dead

By Jan Runions Official word has been released from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation concerning the disappearance ... Read more | Add your comment

Local attorney, legislator Mike Bowling dies

Former state representative Mike Bowling died on Saturday at the age of 64. He left a large imprint ... Read more | Add your comment

City road department sees increased salt usage; More used this winter than last two combined

The Middlesboro City Council met on Tuesday, with the panel sifting through a variety of city business. Middlesboro ... Read more | Add your comment


Highway deaths rise in 2020 despite less travel

Despite travel restrictions and closures in Kentucky due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to less travel, the number of highway deaths rose in 2020. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.


This Week at the State Capitol – A legislative update

The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2021 session reached one of the milestones Capitol observers eagerly await with this week’s arrival of the deadlines to introduce bills ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.


Senior Day: Walk-on Welch has savored his time with Wildcats

Riley Welch has spent the past two years rooting for his teammates. On Saturday, they will be cheering for the Kentucky guard on Senior Day. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:07 pm


Legislators should not embrace “kickback” system

Big Pharma rang in 2021 by hiking prices on a whopping 800 drugs by an average of nearly 5 percent.  These additional costs far outpace ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:03 pm


Home Federal Bank rebranding to Hearthside Bank

Home Federal Bank is excited to announce that it is rebranding to “Hearthside Bank.” The change signals the century-old bank’s commitment to serving its clients ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:54 am


Boundaries for leaders

By DR. TODD GRAY, Kentucky Baptist Convention Have you ever had a week when you wanted to talk to the person who packed your schedule ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:33 pm


Eastern Kentucky continues feeling impact of wicked winter storm; Thousands still without power

Nearly 20,000 Kentucky Power customers in Eastern Kentucky are still without electricity and it could be another week or longer before some of them have ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:28 pm


Cats withstand hand-to-hand combat to defeat Vols

Kentucky stayed nearly a week in Tennessee and ended the six-day road trip with an impressive 70-55 win over Tennessee on Saturday. Kentucky departed for ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:17 pm


Electric co-ops say major work still ahead for storm repair

With some power outages in Eastern Kentucky in their tenth day, electric cooperative crews on Friday continued to address major damage to the system, including ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:00 am


Cats aim high in Rocky Top rematch; Tip-off is Saturday at 1 p.m.

Kentucky coach John Calipari is along for the ride and has been enjoying the journey, especially during the past three weeks. “I’m happy with the ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Friday, February 19, 2021 5:36 pm


LMU to begin phased approach to expanding campus access

Contingent on current COVID-19 situation   Based on rapidly decreasing COVID-19 case counts in the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) service areas, President Clayton Hess has ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 19, 2021 5:13 pm


How to protect your heart when shoveling snow

This week’s cold weather, snow, and ice was a shock to many in communities throughout Kentucky. Extreme temperatures and the exertion that comes with cold-weather ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 19, 2021 2:55 pm


Pandemic taking toll on mental health of youth, teens

As COVID infection rates begin to slowly decline, a recent study reveals the number of mental health-related medical visits for children is rising. A CDC ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Friday, February 19, 2021 12:44 pm


State to get a 29% boost in vaccine supply next week

Kentucky’s coronavirus vaccine supply will increase by 29 percent next week, and the amount being sent through the federal pharmacy program will double, Gov. Andy ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, February 19, 2021 10:03 am


60 years of service: Retired educator honored by city

The Middlesboro City Council honored retired educator Bebe Campbell during a meeting on Tuesday, bestowing on her the title of Admiral of Yellow Creek. Mayor ... Read more

by joeasher, Friday, February 19, 2021 8:47 am


Livestock producers’ work continues through ice and snow

While many businesses, schools and government agencies in the state closed one or more days this week due to snow and ice storms, there is ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, February 19, 2021 8:44 am


Cats withstand Vandy rally, hold on for 82-78 win

Vanderbilt made a run at Kentucky but the Wildcats never flinched and held on for an 82-78 victory over the Commodores Wednesday night in Nashville. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:18 am


Shoplifting report leads to foot pursuit

A man is facing theft and drug charges after allegedly shoplifting and running from police. Robert Inman was arrested on Wednesday by Middlesboro City Police ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:27 pm


Fire chief discusses open burning regulations

While the area is currently in the midst of a stretch of winter weather, the time for spring cleaning is just around the corner, leading ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:17 pm


Extreme cold will drive up gas prices, experts say

Nearly 20% of total U.S. refinery capacity offline  Motorists should brace themselves for even higher gas prices in the days ahead, enhanced by the extreme ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:38 pm


Round 3: Kentucky preparing for another blast of winter weather

Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect for all of Kentucky as the third winter storm in eight days is forecast to ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:25 pm


Winter storm packs wallop in Kentucky

Kentucky’s second winter storm in less than one week knocked out power for more than 152,000 homes and caused multiple fatal traffic accidents. The storm ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:32 am


Winter storm systems continue to slam commonwealth

While Kentucky continues to dig out from the latest winter storm, the National Weather Service is already looking ahead to the next system, expected to ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:02 pm


Cats end slide with win over Auburn

John Calipari could sense a turnaround on the horizon. Despite improvement behind the scenes during the past three weeks, the losses kept piling up for ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:27 pm


Former UK standout Padgett coaching in New Mexico, but he’ll always be a Wildcat

By Jamie Vaught Former Kentucky Wildcat standout Scott Padgett may be working 1,300 miles away from his hometown of Louisville, but he is thankful he ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 12, 2021 10:55 pm


Bill aims to help those leaving Kentucky prisons

Legislation aimed to address the needs of people leaving prison is advancing in the General Assembly. House Bill 53, sponsored by Rep. Kim Moser, R-Taylor ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, February 12, 2021 10:32 pm


House passes historical horse racing 55-38 after contentious debate; Governor says he’ll sign

By Joe Clabes KyForward reporter After months of uncertainty following an opinion by the Kentucky Supreme Court, historical horse racing in the state has gained ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 12, 2021 10:16 pm