Prospect Oks $100K to fight affordable housing

by Martha Elson , @MarthaElson_cj – Prospect city leaders have agreed to spend up to $100,000 in legal fees to fight a proposed 198-unit, affordable-living apartment complex for seniors called Prospect Cove off River Road, just outside the city limits. It would be “way out of character” and add to heavy traffic in the area, Prospect Mayor John Evans said.…

Kentucky Mist Moonshine gets its trademarks

BY CHERYL TRUMAN, ctruman@herald-leader.com – Kentucky Mist Moonshine has finally been able to register trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The small Whitesburg company had been engaged in battle with the University of Kentucky over its attempt to register in a trademark category that includes hats, hooded sweatshirts, jackets, pants, shirts, shoes and socks.…

Grants awarded to county fairs in Kentucky

by The Associated Press –  FRANKFORT, KY. — Five Kentucky county fairs have been awarded grants totaling more than $455,000 from the state Department of Agriculture. State Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the grants are for fairground construction and remodeling. The department says the fair boards in Nelson, Harrison and Hancock counties will receive $100,000 each.…

VOA plans expansion amidst heroin crisis

by Bailey Loosemore , @bloosemore – For 20 years, the Volunteers of America Mid-States was able to get by with eight to 10 beds in its Freedom House program, which provides residential treatment for pregnant women struggling with addiction. But since 2013, a community-wide rise in heroin and opioid use has caused the nonprofit to see a drastic…