Archives for November 2019

Bullitt Co. Board of Ed. Plans to Sue E-Cigarette Companies

A Kentucky school district plans to sue electronic cigarette companies for creating what it says is an epidemic of nicotine addiction affecting student health and school learning environments.

The Bullitt County Board of Education announced Wednesday that it plans to sue Juul and other industry manufacturers, distributers and retailers. Juul controls about two-thirds of the nation’s e-cigarette market and faces separate investigations by Congress and federal regulators.

The district on Monday unanimously passed a resolution to sue. Superintendent Jesse Bacon says this is a chance to hold the companies accountable.

Pineville Man Charged in Bizarre Shooting, Crash

Two men from Southeast Kentucky were driving in Claiborne County, TN Wednesday when the passenger shot and killed the driver.

Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to what was initially received as a traffic crash on Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. Responding officers later learned one of the two men involved was suffering from a gunshot wound.

Two men from Pineville, Kentucky, 40-year-old Charles Bussell and 24-year-old Jacob McGeorge, were driving east on Highway 63 when McGeorge shot and killed Bussell, who was driving at the time. The car then veered off the roadway and struck a tree.

McGeorge was arrested and booked into the Claiborne County Jail for criminal homicide.

EKU Fires Head Football Coach Elder After Four Seasons

As the FBS football season comes to an end today, Eastern Kentucky University begins their offseason with a coaching search.

The Colonels fired head coach Mark Elder earlier this week after four seasons.

The Colonels finished the 2019 season 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference, coming in fourth place.

EKU missed out on the playoffs for the fifth season in a row and has not won a postseason game since 1994.

National Park Service Helps Kentucky

The National Park Service will provide consultants to help create eight local parks and other recreation and conservation areas in Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Kentucky and Florida.Park Service landscape architects and community planners work with local communities to help plan parks, trails, greenways and other open spaces, said Deirdre Hewitt, program manager for the park service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. In Kentucky work will be done with the West Point Revitalization Committee in creating a trail along the path that naturalist John Muir took through Kentucky during his walk to the Gulf of Mexico.

Donating Deer

A Kentucky butcher is asking hunters to donate any unwanted deer so the meat can be distributed through charities.The Taylorsville Butcher Block announced recently it had collected 642 pounds (291 kilograms) of deer meat through the Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry Program. The shop is donating hundreds of pounds of deer meat to a local food bank.The charity says it offers a way for hunters to donate harvested deer to Kentucky’s needy through processors and charities.

Salvation Army Serves Up Thanksgiving In KY

There were lots of happy faces at the Salvation Army in Lexington Thursday. Reports indicate 800 people enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal. It is a tradition that has been going on for years. It is also a meal that includes familiar faces in Kentucky. This year, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes along with Coach John Calipari helped to serve these meals.Some of Coach Cal’s players came along as well.”A lot of people aren’t as fortunate as us to come here and help out those people. it’s just really good,” said Major Bill Garrett with The Salvation Army.

Making Sure Thanksgiving Leftovers Are Safe

What do you do with all your leftovers after Thanksgiving? Experts suggest having a plan to keep the bacteria away.Karan Clifton, with Cape County Public Health Center, said this plan should be even more top of mind as you serve-up your biggest family meal of the year, Thanksgiving.“Foodborne illness occur every single day we don’t think they do but they do,” she said. “When you go to cooking that food make sure you’re cooking it at the right temperature. That’s going to determine the safety of your leftovers.”Clifton said your first action should be making sure your leftovers are ready to be put in the refrigerator and will typically last about a week.

Feeding Thanksgiving To Some In Perry County

For six years, volunteers from across Perry County have gathered at Perry Central to pack Thanksgiving meals for those in need.This year they put together about 1,000 meals.”This is a great way to start off Thanksgiving morning to just give back, give to the community and Perry County schools is rocking it today,” said volunteer Ashley Hoskins.Students and staff from every school in the county volunteered.”Being able to take time out of our morning to give back to them makes a difference in the whole day,” said Perry Central student Samantha Turner.

Getting Ready For Black Friday

While many were at home enjoying their Thanksgiving meals others were at the shopping racks for pre-Black Friday deals.At the JCPenney in Middlesboro, some 500 shoppers lined up outside waiting for the doors to open letting them into the world of Christmas retail.Coupons and deals line shelves and the general manager of JCPenney Caroly Reed says it is just getting people in the mood for Christmas.

Senate Majority Leader Talks Re-Election

Setting likely themes for his 2020 reelection bid, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday in London KY that his leadership role in Congress allows Kentucky to “punch above its weight” in national politics.