Prestonsburg Woman Turn 111

Prestonsburg Woman Turn 111 A woman in Prestonsburg marked yet another milestone birthday over the weekend.Goldie Conn turned 111 years old. She was born in 1909 when William Howard Taft was president. She is believed to be the oldest living Kentuckian.She is a resident at the Prestonsburg Health Center. Source: MG News …

Reopening Unemployment Offices In KY

Reopening Unemployment Offices In KY A Kentucky lawmaker who has been fighting to get unemployment offices reopened across the Commonwealth has pre-filed a bill to address her efforts.State Rep. Terri Branham Clark (D-Boyd) filed the bill Tuesday.Three years ago, the Matt Bevin administration closed 31 employment offices in a restructure of the system. …

Mining Accident In Breathitt County

Mining Accident In Breathitt County One person is dead following a mining accident in eastern Kentucky.It happened a few days ago at a surface mine in the Saldee community of Breathitt County.State police say 41-year-old Dale Cassel, Jr., of West Virginia, was operating a piece of equipment when he lost control and went over…

LIHEAP Program Is Here

LIHEAP Program Is Here The well-known LIHEAP program, also known as the Low-Income Heat and Energy Assistance Program, is now accepting applications for the new Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Summer Cooling Program in Eastern Kentucky.“With COVID and of course this year we got some additional funding through C.A.R.E.S,” said Rick Baker, Executive Director of…

Judge Says No To Governor’s Orders

Judge Says No To Governor’s Orders A Kentucky appeals court judge on Monday upheld lower-court rulings that blocked some of the governor’s executive orders dealing with crowd sizes amid the coronavirus outbreak.It was a setback for Gov. Andy Beshear as the state deals with rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.Judge Glenn Acree declined to overturn…

Mitch McConnell In Town

Mitch McConnell In Town Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made three stops at hospitals throughout the region on Monday.McConnell stopped at Baptist Health Corbin, St. Joseph London and Rockcastle Regional Hospital showing his appreciation for frontline healthcare workers and talking about the coronavirus aid, relief and economic security act also known as the CARES…