Latest Area COVID-19 Case Numbers

Latest Area COVID-19 Case Numbers The Kentucky River District Health Department reported two new COVID-19 deaths in Perry County on Friday. Health Officials also reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 including a pediatric case under the age of 18 among four new cases in Knott County, five new cases in Perry County, two in…

Beshear, Sec. of State Adams Reach Election Compromise

Beshear, Sec. of State Adams Reach Election Compromise Kentucky voters concerned about being at risk of contracting COVID-19 will be able to cast mail-in ballots under a bipartisan agreement reached by the state’s governor and secretary of state. Rules for the November general election also include three weeks of in-person early voting, including Saturdays,…

Whitesburg Organizations Feed Kids

Whitesburg Organizations Feed Kids Two organizations in Whitesburg continue to serve their community with a common cause in mind.Cane Community Kitchen and the Cowan Community Center are coming together to provide meals to families with children in need. Each child is provided with seven breakfasts and seven lunches that are distributed through a drive-thru…

Pikeville Medical Center Ribbon Cutting

Pikeville Medical Center Ribbon Cutting Pikeville Medical Center is hosting a virtual news conference.PMC is celebrating the groundbreaking ceremony for its new Children’s Hospital and the ribbon cutting for the new Appalachian Valley Autism Center.Governor Andy Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers are the keynote speakers. Source: MG News Return to News

KSP Needs Telecommunicators

KSP Needs Telecommunicators Need a job, have good communication skills and handle stress well? Kentucky State Police might have work for you.KSP plans to fill 30 telecommunicator positions in 14 locations across the state.“It’s concerning for us to face this kind of shortage in one of the more critical areas with our agency. Through…

Jenny Wiley Festival Happening

Jenny Wiley Festival Happening With the coronavirus pandemic scrapping festivals such as Hillbilly Days and the Kentucky Apple Festival, Prestonsburg is continuing to plan for this year’s Jenny Wiley Festival.Plans for the festival are expected to be hammered out next week, but Mayor Les Stapleton says this year’s festival will not look like past…

Santa Train Suspended

Santa Train Suspended Meanwhile, the CSX Santa Train will not run in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to a statement released Thursday by McNeely, Pigot and Fox Communications representing CSX, the traditional Santa Train will not make its 78th trip through Appalachia this year. Instead gifts will be distributed at a drive-through event…

Abandoned Mine Lands Program Projects

Abandoned Mine Lands Program Projects Gov. Andy Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers welcomed local leaders to the state Capitol rotunda yesterday, to celebrate four projects funded with money from the Abandoned Mine Lands program.Among those projects was the new Prestonsburg Passage rail trail.The 2-million-dollar, roughly eight and a half mile, paved trail takes pedestrians…