Police Issue Tickets At Local Churches

Police Issue Tickets At Local Churches Most Kentucky churches did not hold in-person Easter services, heeding warnings against such gatherings in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.Many celebrated the holiday Sunday at home with sermons and masses delivered online, the Courier Journal reported.But Kentucky State Police recorded license plate information on about 50 cars…

Pike County Firefighter Is Hurt

Pike County Firefighter Is Hurt A Pike County firefigher is in critical condition after being hit by a car while cleaning up storm damage.It happened Sunday night in the Marrowbone community.Marrowbone Volunteer Fire Department Chief Clinard Adkins said in a Facebook post that firefighter Jimmy Belcher was clearing a tree out of the road…

Unemployment Claims Rise

Unemployment Claims Rise The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits stayed on a record-breaking pace last week, lifting the three-week statewide total to more than 275,000 as the coronavirus pandemic causes widespread economic damage.A total of 117,135 Kentuckians filed unemployment claims last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. It was up…

Pictorial Postmark Available

Pictorial Postmark Available U.S. Postal Service customers can obtain a pictorial postmark to commemorate the first day of issue of the contemporary boutonniere and garden corsage stamps.The postmark was designed by Norine Masterson, postmaster at New Haven, KentuckyTo obtain the postmark, submit a request postmarked no later than May 2. Include a stamped envelope…

Beshear Gives COVID-19 Update

Beshear Gives COVID-19 Update On Sunday, Governor Andy Beshear announced 134 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky. As of Sunday at 5 p.m. the total number of cases in the state stand at at least 1,963.“In Kentucky, we are still not seeing the increase we are seeing in other states and we are grateful…

Local Power Outages Reported

Local Power Outages Reported Heavy rain and gusty winds moved in on Sunday night which has led to power outages across the mountains. As of early this morning the following areas are affected with outages: Breathitt – 1,345 Clay – 81 Floyd – 3,712 Johnson – 801 Knott – 7,159 Lawrence – 282 Leslie…