A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Gov. Bevin appoints Roscoe Higginbotham as Judge-Exec. of Nicholas County, replacing late Mike Pryor

Roscoe Higginbotham, of Carlisle, has been appointed County Judge/Executive of Nicholas County to serve the office vacated by the death of Mike Pryor after a short illness in December. Roscoe Higginbotham Higginbotham is a Marine and veteran of the Vietnam War. A graduate of the University of Urbana, Higginbotham served as a certified government financial manager and is a retired federal auditor for...

Carlisle native Rich Storm appointed Commissioner of Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Rich Storm, of Carlisle, has been appointed as the new Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, replacing Frank Jemley of Louisville, who has served as the agency’s acting Commissioner since March 2018. “Rich Storm has been an exemplary leader in his time on the Fish and Wildlife Commission,” said Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Don Parkinson. “We...

USDA announces grants for education, workforce training, health care opportunities in rural Kentucky

Hilda Legg, USDA Rural Development State Director, has announced that USDA Rural Development is awarding grants for three projects to increase access to job training, educational and health care services in rural Kentucky. “This critically important education and telemedicine technology enables our grantees to reach more individuals in need, in a more timely and cost-effective way,” Legg said....

NKU’s stream restoration project comes to Carlisle, accomplishes more than environmental stewardship

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Environmental Restoration (CER) is leveraging its latest stream restoration project to help people recovering from addiction and to revitalize a community in central Kentucky.   As part of its work with the Northern Kentucky Stream Restoration Program, the CER is undertaking a stream and forest rehabilitation project at the 1,000-acre Kingsolver Wildlife...

Bluegrass Greensource kicks of fifth annual Main Street Clean Sweep in 19 area communities

Beginning today through April 27, Bluegrass Greensource will organize more than a thousand volunteers across Central Kentucky for community-led litter pickups in 19 different communities. Bluegrass Greensource and organizing sites are accepting volunteers to help clear streets, streams, sidewalks, and parks of litter and debris. There are multiple opportunities in Central Kentucky to get involved...

Gov. Bevin requests presidential disaster declaration for 35 Kentucky counties impacted by flooding

Governor Matt Bevin has sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 35 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event beginning on Feb. 21. The weather pattern produced torrential rain that resulted in flooding, landslides and mudslides, along with intense thunderstorms that led to flash flooding and tornadoes. Photo courtesy of Chuck...

Revitalizing Carlisle sewing operations as two women make success of high-end baby bedding enterprise

By Kristy Robinson Horine KyForward reporter Caroline Eager balances the bolt of navy and white fabric on her shoulder. With her free hand, she opens the door and slips into the factory just off of Concrete Road in Carlisle. The building is a one-story rectangular facility of 54,000 square feet. Just across the parking lot is another facility, 175,000 square feet, owned by The Saver Group which stores...