New Hiring Venture In Pikeville

New Hiring Venture In Pikeville Officials with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have announced that they are launching an initiative in Pikeville called Reintegrating Individuals Successfully Everyday, or RISE.The program will connect eligible participants with resources to help them find and keep jobs, a statement said.To be eligible,…

Shaping Our Appalachian Region Director Search

Shaping Our Appalachian Region Director Search Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) is launching a state-wide search for its next executive director.Founding Executive Director of SOAR Jared Arnett announced he would leave his position at the end of his current contract that expires in October of 2020. After leading the organization for nearly six years,…

Louisville BBQ Cook Shooting

Louisville BBQ Cook Shooting A Kentucky State Police investigation into the fatal shooting of a Louisville barbecue cook during street protests against racism has been completed and handed over to prosecutors. Investigators turned over the findings in David McAtee’s May 31 shooting death to the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Louisville for review. Source:…

University Of KY COVID-19 Student Testing

University Of KY COVID-19 Student Testing The University of Kentucky has begun testing 30,000 students for COVID-19.It’s part of the school’s reopening plan.The university has multiple COVID testing sites set up across campus. The one at Kroger Field is the only drive-up site.In addition to the test, students also get a kit with a…

Reduced COVID-19 Numbers In KY

Reduced COVID-19 Numbers In KY Kentucky reported lower numbers of new coronavirus cases Monday, but the governor braced the state for a potential increase in virus-related deaths after weeks of surging infections.Gov. Andy Beshear reported 323 additional virus cases, down significantly from daily totals posted in July – which he said turned into the…

Reviving Downtown Perry County

Reviving Downtown Perry County The Perry County Community Foundation is supplying $20,000 in grants for the city orf Hazard to use in an effort to restore downtown’s once lively atmosphere. Plans include additional parking and a desire for more restaurants and shopping outlets.Co-chair Wanda Brown remembers the days when Hazard was a weekend metropolis…