Serving his country. That's what George McMakin says Veterans Day means to him. The veteran with almost 24 years of service to his name noted he doesn't like to brag about his army life. However, when recognition is given, McMakin said he feels honor.
Emerson McAfee began serving his country in the U.S. Air Force in early 1960, not long after graduating from high school. After 25 years of active duty, the Springfield, Ohio, native retired in 1984 as a master sergeant and returned to Madison County, his adopted home.
The Pulaski County Grand Jury has indicted a former deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) in connection to an accident he was involved in last spring while off duty.
For Peter Schmidt, a retired law enforcement specialist with the Air Force, the highlight of his near two-decade long career is being on a Philippine Air Force base when prisoners of war (POWs) were returned safely.
GLASGOW — On Wednesday, Barren County High School's AJROTC air rifle team began competing against Harold L. Richards NJROTC air rifle team in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice recently awarded more than $1.7 million to bolster school security. The monies were distributed, in part, to the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC), which includes Rowan County.
As Kentuckians went to the polls Tuesday to determine who will lead the commonwealth for the next four years, another big vote for Pulaski County was taking place on Capitol Hill.
While the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides assistance to more than half a million Kentuckians to help buying groceries, nearly 30,000 people have lost help since January of 2018, according to a report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.
A local man was arraigned in Pulaski Circuit Court Friday after being indicted in connection to a domestic altercation this summer with his father, an officer with the Somerset Police Department.
Possible financial discrepancies within the accounts of the former Somerset-Pulaski County Development Foundation (SPCDF) are under investigation, according to statements made by officials connected to the board created to replace it, the Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Authority (SPEDA).
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office announced Thursday it shut down a fraudulent telemarketing operation in Glasgow that was promising people it could recover money lost due to investment fraud for a non-refundable "research fee".
Once a statement was received from County Judge/Executive Reagan Taylor's office Friday afternoon, the release states the question will go on the 2020 ballot, and no amendments would be made as of now.
Emma McFarland is no stranger to trauma. Not only did she beat a fast-growing breast cancer 18 years ago, but she survived a horrific car accident one year ago this month. Each traumatic event strengthened her faith and relationships with her close friends and family.
FRANKFORT Funding, educator support and pensions top the list of legislative priorities Kentucky’s top local school officials will take to the 2020 General Assembly.
A southern Pulaski County man accused of stabbing his father earlier this week has pleaded not guilty to all charges connected with the incident.
Jason Hans, former husband of missing mom Ella Jackson, has known the 47-year-old Richmond woman for 17 years and describes her as a gentle person and a kind soul.
Farmers have a more difficult time getting started in any kind of farming venture without a generational background, as Brandon Sears, of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, stated. Growing up in a farming family and inheriting farmland are two key benefits that can really give a new farmer an advantage.
GLASGOW — The National Weather Service in Louisville is predicting a 90 percent chance of rain for Halloween, which may keep some people from venturing out to go trick-or-treating.
"It is tough, but it's very rewarding if you like and enjoy it. If you enjoy it, it is well worth the sacrifice to do it." For Isaac Marcum, farming is indeed fraught with challenges, but those are not severe enough to deter him from the farming lifestyle.
This year in Kentucky, 20,164 low-income children benefited from afterschool suppers on an average weekday in Kentucky in October 2018. This is a 17% increase from the previous year, according to Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation, a new report from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC, a national anti-hunger advocacy group).
GLASGOW – A Barren County Middle School teacher accused of having sexual encounters with a 13-year-old female student appeared in Barren District Court on Monday for arraignment.
Peggy Robbins' infectious laugh catches you off-guard, and you can't help but smile when you hear it. The two-time breast cancer survivor has worked hard to keep a positive outlook since she was diagnosed eight years ago. She credits her faith and support from those around her to helping her through her fight.
CATLETTSBURG A new treatment facility is set to open in Boyd County sometime in early 2020. The establishment, though technically a drug rehabilitation facility, is a behavioral health services organization for women. The distinction is important mainly because of the facility’s intended purpose.
The roar of the cannons and the smell of gunpowder. The music, the dresses and the campsite. Get ready for what is believed to be the final reenactment at Mill Springs Battlefield, because it is expected to be among the largest the battleground has seen.
ASHLAND Addiction Recovery Care in conjunction with Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program and Sullivan University hosted a graduation ceremony at the Paramount Arts Center on Wednesday.
A third defendant has been added to a federal case in which two people are accused of selling drugs in Pulaski County, one of whom is a Eubank woman who reportedly owned more than 40 firearms.
After more than 40 days of circulating petitions in hopes to halt the proposed 11-cent property tax increase, Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger counted 6,479 petitions turned in as of Tuesday afternoon.
Somerset resident and veteran Danny Hall participated in Saturday's Honor Flight out of Lexington, and while it was a long day for him and his family, he called it a "fantastic trip."
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation was created in honor of a fallen firefighter who died on Sept. 11, 2001. This nonprofit organization has worked to create the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit as a means of sharing the events of 9/11 with those Americans unable to travel to New York City. They strive to ensure that Americans do not forget about the events of that historic date in our history.
Nola Newman is alive today because of early detection of breast cancer, quick moving by her medical team, and the love and support of her family and friends in the Madison County Breast Cancer Support Group.
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.
According to kvc.org, more than 10,000 Kentucky youth were in the foster care system as of March 2019. CASA, a nonprofit organization, helps guide children through the lengthy process of finding permanent families rather than remaining in the foster system. This Christmas, many of these children will receive a unique, handmade quilt as a gift.
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