KY Infrastructure Bill

KY Infrastructure Bill A federal infrastructure bill could allow Kentucky to pay for two large bridge projects without tolls, according to state Senate President Robert Stivers.The $1 trillion plan passed the Senate with Kentucky’s GOP senators splitting their vote. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who supported the measure, praised the bill’s potential to help…

University Of Kentucky Back In Session

University Of Kentucky Back In Session Thousands of students are flooding back to Lexington for the start of the Fall Semester at the University of Kentucky.UK expects more than 6,000 students to return to campus during three move-in days. Many streets around campus will be closed for unloading outside residence halls.Students can find permanent…

Big Sandy Area Educators Aim High

Big Sandy Area Educators Aim High Talk about using your phone for something worthwhile, the pandemic led some Eastern Kentucky teachers to set a high bar for online education for educators across the country.Educators in Big Sandy Area Community Action Program’s (BSACAP) Head Start program used technology to their advantage while school was widely…

Adjusting To COVID-19

Adjusting To COVID-19 With the uptick in COVID-19 cases, CHI Saint Joseph Health officials in London posted updated guidelines for visiting hours. Hospital officials stated on their Facebook page their visiting policy will be updated to the following:• One visitor allowed for patients who are admitted to the hospital from 7:30 a.m. – 5…

Young People’s Association

Young People’s Association With the goal of recruiting and retaining younger generations in the Perry County area, a new organization has been created in the City of Hazard.Called “Young People’s Association,” officials have hosted their first meeting. The goal of the meeting was to help establish core members and their responsibilities.“We kind of see…

Helping KY Soldiers

Helping KY Soldiers Veteran’s Club Founder and CEO Jeremy Harrell in Kentucky says they’ve been working around the clock to help veterans during the pandemic.From COVID concerns to helping those facing evictions. But, now, their counseling services are turning towards veterans who actually fought in Afghanistan for decades. Now dealing with the news of…

Vax And Visit

Vax And Visit Beginning September 9th Kentucky tourism officials are offering a new incentive for state residents to get vaccinated.It’s called Vax and Visit.It launched last week and allows permanent Kentucky residents who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination to enter drawings for travel incentives at Kentucky State Parks.Officials say there will be…

Pike County COVID-19 Uptick

Pike County COVID-19 Uptick The Pike County Health Department is cautioning the community as COVID-19 continues to spread and the number of hospitalizations increases in the county.Just before the weekend, the county reported 70 new cases of the virus. According to officials, the week started with 50 hospitalizations and that number increased to more…

New Beds For KY Kids

New Beds For KY Kids Sleep In Heavenly Peace, a KY non-profit gifted children with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana with brand new beds, linens, blankets and pillows as part of Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream program over the weekend.Recipients of the new beds often had makeshift arrangements for places to sleep…

Matthew 25: Ministries

Matthew 25: Ministries Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to the massive earthquake that struck southwest Haiti on Saturday.The 7.2 magnitude earthquake was a stronger magnitude than the devastating one that rocked Haiti in 2010 killing at least 700 people.This new quake has caused major damage, killing hundreds of people and injuring at least 2,800,…