LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Here are five things to know before you go to bed Jan. 19, 2022.

Housing starts

Homebuilders broke ground on more new projects last month.
So-called “Housing starts” rose 1.4%. Exceeding the stronger-than-expected increase in November. And applications for new permits, which are considered a sign of future building, surged 9%.

Younger truck drivers

The federal government will now allow teenagers to drive big rigs across state lines. An apprenticeship program has been approved by Congress, allowing 18 to 20-year-old truckers to drive outside of their home states.

Currently, truckers who drive from state to state must be at least 21-years-old. The pilot program aims to ease ongoing supply chain backlogs.

Teddy Roosevelt

A statue of Teddy Roosevelt that has long been criticized by civil rights activists has been removed from New York City’s American Museum of Natural History.

The “Equestrian statue of Theodore Roosevelt” was dismantled early this morning. Critics argued that the statue symbolized colonialism and racism.

The statue, which was first unveiled in 1940, depicts Roosevelt on horseback with a Native American man and an African man on foot at either side

Cardi B

Rapper Cardi B has offered to pay funeral expenses for those who lost their lives in a devastating fire, that ripped through a high-rise building in the Bronx.

The 29-year-old, and Bronx native, has pledged to help the families of all 17 victims killed in New York City’s deadliest fire in three decades.

Scary real estate deal

The famous house from “Nightmare on Elm Street” has sold for almost $3 million dollars.

The Los Angeles home from the 80’s movie sold last week for $2.98 million. The luxurious home includes an open modern kitchen, a grand primary suite, and plenty of terraces and patios.

But thankfully, not the ghost of Freddy Krueger.

The buyer’s identity is not yet public.