Ferry Reopens

Ferry Reopens A ferry that is the only direct route between Kentucky and Missouri has reopened after being out of service for several weeks while engine repairs were made.The Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopened on the regular summer operating schedule, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A…

Rail Trail Opening

Rail Trail Opening A project that has long been in the works in Floyd County is set to open this week.Prestonsburg city officials announced the opening of the “rail trail” at Archer Park, which is set to be completed on Friday. The paved pathway spans over eight miles, providing plenty of room for families…

Legal Showdown With Governor Beshear

Legal Showdown With Governor Beshear Kentucky’s highest court will hear oral arguments next month in the legal showdown over Gov. Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 emergency orders.The state Supreme Court on Friday scheduled arguments for Sept. 17 in the case pitting the Democratic governor against the Republican attorney general, Daniel Cameron. Cameron contends the governor overstepped…

Fishing With Kids Event

Fishing With Kids Event The sixth annual ‘Fishing With Kids’ event brings hundreds of kids from all across the community to the Pikeville City pond every year. Saturday’s event was no different.A line started forming around 4 p.m. as families waited for a chance to receive free fishing equipment before spending the day by…

Pike County Raises And Roads

Pike County Raises And Roads Meanwhile after months of fiscal cuts and layoffs, the Pike County fiscal court has voted to spend money at its recent meeting, including approving road work and a 2 percent raise for county employees.Pike County Judge-Executive Ray S. Jones II says the decisions made were hard.Jones announced, “Fortunately now,…

Census Plea

Census Plea The Census happens once every 10 years. As of Sunday, Congressional District 5 has completed more than 54 percent of the self-response rate.“What we have to do we have to do our part this is our opportunity once every decade to step up and be counted,” said Joshua Ball, Associate Executive Director…