Virtual Camp Unite

Virtual Camp Unite For the first time since it started in 2007, Camp UNITE will be conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The event, normally held at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, will take place July 21st through the 23rd.The camp is for kids entering 7th, 8th or 9th grades in August…

Beshear Cuts Transportation Funding

Beshear Cuts Transportation Funding Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says that he has reached agreement with top lawmakers on adjusting state transportation spending without a special legislative session. Last month, a panel of economists reduced revenue projections for the state’s General Fund and Road Fund for the current fiscal year, ending June 30. Plunging tax…

KY Baby Dies Of COVID-19

KY Baby Dies Of COVID-19 Gov. Andy Beshear announced 265 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to at least 10,410. Eight more people with the coronavirus have died, including a nine-month-old girl.Of the infant’s death, Beshear said, “This is a reminder of how deadly this…

SomerSplash Reopening

SomerSplash Reopening Just weeks ago, water parks and public pools thought opening this summer looked very unlikely due to the coronavirus pandemic.”It was announced public pools and things like that would be shut down and not be able to reopen,” says SomerSplash’s general manager, Stephen Sims. “But we kinda held out hope.”Weeks later, Governor…

Kids Left In Cars

Kids Left In Cars Kentucky State Police are working to bring attention to the problem of children being left behind in hot cars.The police cite information from the National Safety Council that shows 52 children died last year of vehicular heatstroke, including two in Kentucky.Parents or caregivers can forget a child is in the…

Thankful Hearts Food Pantry Fire

Thankful Hearts Food Pantry Fire A fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at the Thankful Hearts Food Pantry in Pikeville.Trailers with supplies caught fire and are currently threatening the building as crews work to get it under control.Organizers urge anyone who can help with donations to contact them.The trailer that held of the summer supplies…