Blackjewel Could Pay

Blackjewel Could Pay Hundreds of former employees of the now-bankrupt coal company, Blackjewel could receive payments. The agreement could settle claims the company did not provide adequate notice that employees would be laid off before filing for bankruptcy more than one year ago. The settlement will not be final until approved by a judge.…

New Attraction At SkyLift Park

New Attraction At SkyLift Park Gatlinburg SkyLift Park announces a new trail that will connect both sides of the SkyBridge. It is set to open this fall. The elevated boardwalk will be located on the East side of the SKyTrail to give an expanded view of the Smoky Mountains. Source: MG News …

Funds For Area Projects

Funds For Area Projects Governor, Beshear, along with other state leaders and officials from four Eastern Kentucky counties announce grant funding for projects in their communities. The $2.9 million dollars comes from grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission. In Breathitt County, the fiscal court received $708,500 from the ARC for the South Fork Elk…

SH Schools Get A Covid Waiver

SH Schools Get A Covid Waiver The Science Hill Independent School District is asking parents to sign a waiver, saying the district cannot be held liable if their student contracts or is exposed to COVID-19. The district’s board voted in August to start in-person classes on September 9, well before Gov. Beshear’s recommended start…

Beshear To Extend Mask Mandate

Beshear To Extend Mask Mandate Gov. Beshear says he will extend a statewide mask mandate again, later this month. The governor told reporters the facial covering requirement is more important than ever, amid efforts to reopen schools and protect the economy during COVID-19. For a second straight day, the governor reported more than 800…

A New Way To Tell The City

A New Way To Tell The City In Prestonsburg…a new app is being developed for residents to let officials know areas across city limits that need to be fixed. To submit a request, residents take a picture of the concerned area then upload the picture to the app. The app alerts the department, and…

Covid In EKY…Now.

Covid In EKY…Now. Health departments across the mountains release the latest coronavirus numbers. The Estill County Health Department announced three new cases…bringing the county’s total to 88…37 considered active. In Bell County…10 new patients…all in long term care…412 cases reported, there. Four are currently in the hospital. Health officials confirm one probable case in…

New Promotions At Southeast

New Promotions At Southeast The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College hires Kevin Lambert as Chief Academic Officer. Lambert started out as an adjunct in 2000, working his way up to become the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs…before taking over for Joel Michaels as the Chief Academic Officer. Officials add Peggy Conklin is the…