While most of Kentucky slowed down to face ice and snow storms, legislative activity sped up at the State Capitol. As a member of the House, I am pleased to report that we continue to pass legislation aimed at crafting good long-term public policy. This week, we sent legislation (HB 7) to t…

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  Throughout the massive effort to restore power after crippling ice storms snapped trees and utility poles, knocking out power to more than 30,000 Jackson Energy members, Jackson Energy is so grateful to our membership for their continued encouragement, support and patience. We recognize th…

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 This past week was a tough one for many not just in Lee County but across the commonwealth. Multiple Kentuckians experienced electricity outages along with frozen water pipes, garbage pick up delays and so forth. However, as challenging as this weather has been, multiple branches of Lee Cou…

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  Juniper Health, Inc. (JHI) is now scheduling appointments to administer the COVID-19 vaccine at their Breathitt, Wolfe and Lee Medical clinics. 

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Due to rumors circling Booneville and area communities, it is NOT confirmed if it was accidental, foul play, or suicide was involved in the shooting death of a woman in Booneville this morning, as of yet. 

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The House approved legislation today that will simplify the licensing process for active service members in Kentucky. House Bill 277, sponsored by Representative Bill Wesley of Ravenna, exempts the Kentucky operator’s license requirement for a member of the Armed Forces of the United States,…

   Students from the counties of Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, and Wolfe will especially benefit from the return of the Registered Nursing program at the Lees College Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College in Jackson. HCTC President Dr. Jennifer Lindon is glad to see the college able to …

  WHAT A WEEK! As of the writing of this column, we still have 161 Lee Countians without power according to Jackson Electrical Cooperative.  The power company crews have been on the roads at all times of the day and night and continue to track down breaks and blown transformers. I have been …