First Choice Medical Groundbreaking

First Choice Medical Groundbreaking Thanks to a one-million dollar grant, U.S. Representative Hal Rogers joined other state and local leaders Thursday at the groundbreaking for a new expansion of a medical center in McCreary County.Officials with the Cumberland Family Medical Center broke ground Thursday afternoon on the First Choice Medical Complex at 1900 N…

Pike County Schools Open

Pike County Schools Open Pike County students returned for the fall semester Thursday, kicking off a new school year days after Gov. Andy Beshear announced a mask mandate for all Kentucky schools. They’re so excited,” said Principal Gary Fields. “Even with mask mandates, even with what’s going on.”Fields said traffic and bus procedures went…

Appalachia Population Drop

Appalachia Population Drop Counties surrounding Kentucky’s largest cities registered big population gains in the past decade while large swaths of rural counties suffered losses, with the steepest declines in Appalachia, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.Kentucky’s overall population increased 3.8% to about 4.5 million people between 2010 and 2020.Reports show…