COVID-19 Scammers Caught

COVID-19 Scammers Caught The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday it received a temporary restraining order against three defendants in Vietnam who are accused of operating more than 300 fake websites that exploited victims amid the pandemic.Officials said the defendants’ websites claimed to sell health and safety products that were difficult to obtain, including…

COVID-19 Relief Aid For KY

COVID-19 Relief Aid For KY On Wednesday Governor Andy Beshear awarded the Department of Local Government (DLG) an additional $6 million dollars from the Coronavirus Relief Aid.The funding will help reimburse COVID-19 related costs in Kentucky’s 15 Area Development Districts. He says “These funds come at a crucial time when we are looking for…

Voting Volunteers Needed

Voting Volunteers Needed Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams has unveiled a process for voters to apply to serve as poll workers for the November election.The Poll Worker Volunteer Portal is now available, Adams said Tuesday. The portal submits applications to each applicant’s county clerk, who then will contact the volunteer, he said.The number…

Trail Ride Cancelled

Trail Ride Cancelled In a Facebook post Tuesday evening, the Knott County Tourism Commission announced the cancellation of the annual Knott County Fall Trail Ride.The post states the festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be back in 2021. Source: MG News Return to News

Boy Killed By Dogs

Boy Killed By Dogs Kentucky State Police at the Hazard Post have announced that they believe a pack of dogs was responsible for the death of a Knott County teenager earlier this year.Troopers responded to a residence on Montgomery Creek Road in the Emmalena community on Feb. 19, after the KSP received a call…

WestRock Shuts Down Company

WestRock Shuts Down Company In a WARN notice received Wednesday, WestRock announced the company is shutting down its container plant based in Somerset.The company will cease operations at the plant located at 400 Chandler Street and let go of all 24 of the plant’s employees on or around September 30.The closing of the Southern…