NYC Marathon Cancelled

NYC Marathon Cancelled The New York City Marathon scheduled for Nov. 1 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon Wednesday after coordinating with the mayor’s office and deciding the race posed too many health and safety concerns for runners, volunteers, spectators and…

Annual Corbin Festival Cancelled

Annual Corbin Festival Cancelled Officials announced the cancellation of the annual NIBROC Festival in Corbin Wednesday morning.The event joins a growing list of festivals that have canceled this year due to COVID-19.In a news release, officials with the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce decided to “err on the side of caution” and cancel for…

KY School Students Wearing Masks

KY School Students Wearing Masks If public school students cannot stay six feet apart, they will likely be required to wear face masks at school according to a report from the Lexington Herald-Leader.Kentucky Education Commissioner Kevin Brown said Monday during a virtual meeting with superintendents that this was to help curb the ongoing COVID-19…

Fourth Of July Happening In Hazard

Fourth Of July Happening In Hazard Downtown Hazard has looked different during the quarantine with events and gatherings canceled, but in a few weeks that will all change.“It will be the first thing we have had in Perry county that is sort of normal since this pandemic,” said Hazard’s Mayor Happy Mobelini.Tuesday Morning the…

Ferry Still Down

Ferry Still Down A ferry in western Kentucky will still remain out of service a little longer, causing motorists to take long detours.The Dorena-Hickman Ferry extended a temporary closure for mechanical repairs through Tuesday. The ferry temporarily halted service on June 15 due to an issue with one of the engines.The state’s Transportation Cabinet…

Workforce Study

Workforce Study One East Kentucky partnered with several other groups to conduct a workforce study in 2016 on the region.The first study was to try and understand the skillsets of coal miners coming out of the mines entering a different field.Charles Sexton, President of One East Kentucky, says they found miners were immensely skilled…

Eastern KY Voting

Eastern KY Voting Meanwhile, in Eastern KY for voters in Perry County, their sole location was at Perry County Central High School.Throughout the day voters, some wearing masks, others not, went in one door marked by a big white sign with green letters that reads ‘entrance’ and exited out another door marked in those…

Smooth Voting

Smooth Voting Voting went smoothly in Louisville with a single polling place was at the Kentucky Exposition Center.Despite limited polling locations across the state, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams and the Jefferson County Board of Elections had predicted record voter turnout in Louisville.The election itself has proved to be an important one, bringing…